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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Pre-requisites

72 credit points in any SCU units

Unit aim

Introduces students to radio production skills including interviewing, editing, program and podcast production, announcing and radio studio operation through practical exercises and assessment tasks. Theory and practice support the acquisition of effective radio communication skills, industry awareness, and awareness of sonic elements in media. 

Unit content

  • History of radio as a broadcast medium
  • The radio industry - sectors, codes of practice, formats and audiences
  • The radio studio
  • Voice production and presentation
  • Recording and editing
  • Interviewing
  • Radio writing and cue sheets
  • Production planning and execution
  • Teamwork in media production
  • Media ethics and law
  • Podcasts and radio on the internet

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate an understanding of Australian radio sectors and their audiences, practices and programming.
2 demonstrate competency in operating digital audio production equipment including microphones, digital recording devices and digital editing software.
3 apply knowledge and understanding about radio communications, program development and sound design to creatively and competently produce radio program content
4 demonstrate professionalism in critically and constructively appraising self and peers.
5 apply professional standards for collaborating in a team on a radio production.

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

  1. demonstrate an understanding of Australian radio sectors and their audiences, practices and programming.
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
  2. demonstrate competency in operating digital audio production equipment including microphones, digital recording devices and digital editing software.
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
  3. apply knowledge and understanding about radio communications, program development and sound design to creatively and competently produce radio program content
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA6:
  4. demonstrate professionalism in critically and constructively appraising self and peers.
    • GA1:
    • GA6:
  5. apply professional standards for collaborating in a team on a radio production.
    • GA1:
    • GA6: