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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. Learning activities and assessment emphasise practical skill development including interviewing, program planning, scriptwriting for audio, sound design, audio editing, and program distribution. Students will produce an engaging short audio-based narrative project.  

Unit content

  1. Writing and Recording Crafted Audio
  2. Interviews and Presenting
  3. Sound Design and Using Digital Audio Workstations
  4. Multitrack Editing, Creating Sound Effects and Sourcing Music
  5. Mixing a Multitrack Edit
  6. Pitching and Publication

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1demonstrate an understanding of audio storytelling through radio and podcast formats and genres, production methods, audience development and program distribution.
2demonstrate competency in operating digital audio production equipment including microphones, recording devices and editing software.
3apply knowledge and understanding about audio storytelling production and sound design to creatively and competently produce audio-based narrative content.
4demonstrate professionalism in critically and constructively appraising self and peers on a production.

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

  1. demonstrate an understanding of audio storytelling through radio and podcast formats and genres, production methods, audience development and program distribution.
  2. demonstrate competency in operating digital audio production equipment including microphones, recording devices and editing software.
  3. apply knowledge and understanding about audio storytelling production and sound design to creatively and competently produce audio-based narrative content.
  4. demonstrate professionalism in critically and constructively appraising self and peers on a production.

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
  • There are three copies of this text available as an e-book through the Southern Cross University Library. : Phillips, G, Lindgren, M & Bishop, R, 2013, Australian Broadcast Journalism, 3rd edn, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Victoria. ISBN: 9780195578171.
Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Portfolio30%
Project proposal20%
Project50%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Portfolio30%
Project proposal20%
Project50%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Portfolio30%
Project proposal20%
Project50%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. 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 teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

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International

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