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Campus Radio (COM313)

Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description A WIL unit using campus radio as a client, enabling different roles within a radio station. This is a project based unit allowing students to apply theoretical/production learning to authentic higher order communication and management tasks. Students may participate educator-guided but student-centred project under the supervision of staff. Students will work as radio content producers and a communications management team. Students will develop a Murdoch University and WA Youth focussed community radio station. This prepares students for the industry.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:

1. Perform a role in a radio station to professional standards.
2. Demonstrate team work and effective cooperative station functions.
3. Demonstrate a working knowledge of contemporary content delivery challenges and issues.
4. Devise engaging and innovative digital media content in the radio paradigm.
Timetabled Learning Activities 8 x 2 hour seminar/workshop; Weekly tutorial; Weekly broadcast.
Unit Learning Experiences Students will have the opportunity to produce and deliver content but also engage in the operations of radio. This unit takes a larger view of the management of a radio station. How does a typical station operate as a team of people? What roles are significant? How do those roles interact? What needs to be put in place to start a radio station and sustain that enterprise? You will start a radio station and discover the answers to these questions.
Other Learning Experiences Lectures will be provided as modular online resources. These should be viewed prior to the class.
Assessment Assessment is strategized around the various roles at a Radio station. Students have the chance to pitch for various jobs, develop that job description in the first part of the unit. Students run the radio station for 6-8 weeks, producing and delivering digital content. Students reflect on their efficacy of their work and professional responsibilities.
Prerequisites RAD105 Introduction to Radio or RAD301 Creative Radio or EGL122 Writing and Creativity or COM206 Broadcast Presentation and enrolment in Bachelor of Communications, Bachelor of Creative Media, Bachelor of Arts (B1316) or with the approval of the coordinator.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Communication + Creative Media [Combined] (BCommun)+(BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
Criminology + Communication [Combined] (BCrim)+(BCommun)
Games Art and Design (BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
Global Media and Communication (BCommun) [New in 2018]
Graphic Design (BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
Journalism (BCommun) [New in 2018]
Law + Communication [Combined] (LLB)+(BCommun)
Photography (BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
Screen Production (BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
Sound (BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
Strategic Communication (BCommun) [New in 2018]
Appears in these Minors Radio
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Simon Order
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7838
e: s.order@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.3.068 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Dr Simon Order
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7838
e: s.order@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.3.068 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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