Radio Production

Unit code: ACC2011 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Footscray Park


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.

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.


For Melbourne campuses

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

Required reading

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