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Unit description

Introduces students to the skills and concepts essential to the craft of audio storytelling as practiced in the fields of radio and podcasting. This unit emphasises practical skill development in radio and podcast production including interviewing, program planning, audio editing, writing for audio, radio journalism and podcast genres. Students will develop an awareness of sound design as a narrative tool, and will work to produce a range of engaging audio-based narrative media works.  

Unit content

  • History of radio as a broadcast medium
  • Evolution of the contemporary podcast sector
  • Production planning and execution
  • Recording and editing
  • Interviewing
  • Voice production and presentation
  • Writing for the ear
  • Radio news and current affairs
  • Media ethics and law
  • Teamwork in media production
  • Broadcast and program distribution 
  • Audio storytelling futures

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate an understanding of radio and podcast formats and genres, production methods, audience development and program distribution.Intellectual rigourCreativity
2demonstrate competency in operating digital audio production equipment including microphones, digital recording devices and digital editing softwareIntellectual rigourCreativity
3apply knowledge and understanding about radio and podcast program production and sound design to creatively and competently produce audio-based narrative contentIntellectual rigourCreativityCommunication and social skills
4demonstrate professionalism in critically and constructively appraising self and peers.Intellectual rigourCommunication and social skills
5apply professional standards for collaborating in a team on an audio-based media project.Intellectual rigourCommunication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of radio and podcast formats and genres, production methods, audience development and program distribution.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
  2. demonstrate competency in operating digital audio production equipment including microphones, digital recording devices and digital editing software
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
  3. apply knowledge and understanding about radio and podcast program production and sound design to creatively and competently produce audio-based narrative content
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. demonstrate professionalism in critically and constructively appraising self and peers.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. apply professional standards for collaborating in a team on an audio-based media project.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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