Advanced Radio Production and Broadcasting

Macquarie University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Advanced Radio Production and Broadcasting

  • Host University

    Macquarie University

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Broadcasting, Communication, Mass Communications, Media and Journalism, Radio/Television/Film

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    6 credit points at 200 level including MAS207

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit provides an advanced understanding of diverse radio forms and their production as they are emerging in the contemporary online/broadcast context. Students work across a range of professional roles contributing their skills and output to either a series of programs composed of a variety of radio forms (features, comedy, talkback, reportage, discussion, live music, performance) or towards a live special event program. Students also work towards an online presentation with additional features (image, text, podcasts). The workshop program comprises production meetings (modelled on industry practice) and the acquisition of advanced audio production skills extending students' previous knowledge and experience. Specialist studio/audio production is taught using Protools and appropriate other softwares. Students also acquire advanced skills in voice production and microphone techniques for music, field and actuality recording (also applicable to film and other audio-visual forms). Lectures extend students' knowledge of critical, formal and technical developments in radio and related audio media (production and performance), including recent audio-rich storytelling forms emerging online and in new public and cultural institutional contexts. Principally drawing on Australian examples, the unit also explores new initiatives in radio and audio-rich forms internationally.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.