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Radio Projects (RAD316)

Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Credit Points 3
Description Students will create a long form radio program or a radio studies conference paper that will showcase the research, interviewing, presentation, essay writing and production skills you have developed through your time here at Murdoch. The final audio products you produce will eclipse the work that you have created in the past. By the same token, your understanding of the radio research arena will be enhanced so you can contribute to the academic area of radio and audio media studies.
Timetabled Learning Activities The unit provides small group consultation student-centred style learning. Students are encouraged to pursue their own learning narrative with academic support.
Unit Learning Experiences Students will develop their assignment briefs via regular consultation with academic staff and student peers.
Assessment The unit comprises two assignment briefs, (A) the research brief and (B) the audio program/conference paper brief. The research brief gives you the opportunity to investigate an area of radio/sound in an academic fashion, write a conference abstract and present those results in the form of a simulated conference presentation. The program brief is a production assignment offering you the creative task of producing a long form radio piece. There is also the option of producing a full conference paper from your research. It is expected that there is a strong link between your research brief and your program brief.
Prerequisites RAD244 Radio Presenting and Producing
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed MCC316 Communication Projects may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2015: 'Communication Projects'
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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