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Creative Radio (RAD301)

Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description Exposes students to non-traditional radio forms such as radio drama, comedy, quiz shows and 'live studio audience' radio which can act as springboards for other media. In fields like radio art, experimental music radio and avant-garde sound/radio, both the practice itself and scholarly study can be developed. These alternative radio forms offer creative insight into what radio could be, expanding understanding of mainstream radio practice and giving the opportunity to produce radio in a broader creative paradigm.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Discover, appreciate, curate and engage with the diverse field of creative radio.
2. Critically evaluate and research a wide range of radio artefacts.
3. Engage with a range of radio studies texts around creative radio.
4. Record and post produce creative radio artefacts to broadcast standards and, above all, to experiment in order to create a stimulating radio production.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 hour per week; workshops: 1.5 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences Creative radio content exists primarily in the online audio delivery space. Radio studies texts exist in the traditional learning paradigm of academic journals and conference papers. RAD301 seeks to reflect those environments in the teaching and learning practices. RAD301 will combine online and face-to-face learning experiences in a blended approach.
Assessment The assessment schedule is based around two primary tasks. One written component and one production component. The written component aligns with the critical engagement learning outcomes and the production component with the creative learning outcome.
1. Critical Engagement with Creative Radio
a. Research
b. Critical Evaluation

2. Creative Radio Production
a. Web
b. Audio
c. Text
d. Visual
Prerequisites RAD105 Introduction to Radio or EGL122 Writing and Creativity.
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.


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Ms Kylie Sturgess
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e: K.Sturgess@murdoch.edu.au
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MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Ms Kylie Sturgess
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e: K.Sturgess@murdoch.edu.au
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