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MECO2601: Media Production: Radio and Podcasting

This unit introduces students to the theories and practices of radio broadcasting and podcasting. They will explore audio research and spoken content along with the principles of sound design. Students will learn to plan, produce and distribute their own audio segments using a range of tools and technologies from the accessible through to the professional, and in the process will develop an understanding of the relationship between theory and critical practice.

Code MECO2601
Academic unit Media and Communications
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level in Media and Communications including MECO1004

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate knowledge of the history and theory of radio and the emergence and potential of podcasting
  • LO2. identify, access and coordinate knowledge of audio production, communicating it both orally and in written form
  • LO3. apply analytical, critical and creative thinking to the production of audio stories
  • LO4. apply the technical skills of presentation, panel operation, interviewing, recording and editing to produce audio works
  • LO5. work harmoniously with others in professional teams, taking personal responsibility for your own value judgments and ethical behaviour.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.