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Introduction to Radio (RAD105)

Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This is a practical production unit covering the basic skills required to produce radio programs. Students learn about the development and role of radio in Australia, and acquire proficiency in location recording, digital editing, interviewing, feature reporting and studio presentation.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the policies and practice of radio programming and the distinguishing features of the different sectors of radio broadcasting (commercial, public sector and community).
2. Analyse and critique radio products.
3. Demonstrate a practical understanding of the role of the journalist in radio.
4. Apply the basic legal and ethical principles that govern the conduct of media producers.
5. Demonstrate familiarity with the layout and function of the radio studio and be operationally proficient in the use of microphones and studio and portable recording equipment.
6. Record good quality sound in the studio and on location.
7. Write and deliver a radio script.
8. Select, research, record and edit a story for radio.
9. Apply the techniques of interviewing for radio.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 hour per week, cover the techniques and theories of radio production, media law and ethics and the Australian radio industry; workshops: 1.5 hours per week, examine and critique radio media content and develop student radio skills; technical workshops cover an introduction to audio editing, audio mixing and studio operation.
Unit Learning Experiences Students will be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of the policies and practice of radio programming and the distinguishing features of the different sectors of radio broadcasting (commercial, public sector and community). Analyse and critique radio products. Demonstrate a practical understanding of the role of the journalist in radio. Apply the basic legal and ethical principles that govern the conduct of media producers. Demonstrate familiarity with the layout and function of the radio studio and be operationally proficient in the use of microphones and studio and portable recording equipment. Record good quality sound in the studio and on location. Write and deliver a radio script. Select, research, record and edit a story for radio. Apply the techniques of interviewing for radio.
Assessment Students are given the opportunity to develop broadcast journalism skills via the production of an edited interview and a short radio program. Students are able to reflect and think critically about the radio industry via an analysis of radio extracts and subsequent essay.
Prerequisites Nil.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed MCC105 Introduction to Radio and Sound Production may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2013: MCC105
2013: 'Introduction to Radio and Sound Production'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Communication + Creative Media [Combined] (BCrMedia)+(BCommun) [New in 2018]
Games Art and Design (BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
Graphic Design (BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
Photography (BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
Screen Production (BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
Sound (BCrMedia) [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.

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Unit Coordinator
RAD105
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
RAD105

MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Ms Kylie Sturgess
P/T Teaching Casual

e: K.Sturgess@murdoch.edu.au
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