This unit provides students with the ability to create professional digital radio production projects. The major emphasis is on spoken-word radio programs with a specific focus on interviewing and 'magazine' formats. Production techniques and processes include field interviewing with portable digital recording equipment, studio work, writing for radio, digital editing, sound mixing and voice performance.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Appraise digital radio as a special kind of medium of communication, particularly for transmitting ideas and opinions;  
  2. Exhibit skills in pre-production, production and post-production techniques for digital audio;  
  3. Apply the basic digital recording and editing skills required to produce spoken word radio programs; and  
  4. Conceptualise the skills required to write and produce programs suitable for digital radio broadcast.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Review Radio Program review 20%
Creative Works Produce an interview 30%
Project Podcast planning 10%
Creative Works Podcast production 40%

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