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Radio Broadcasting - MAS207

This unit builds on the understanding of core principles and practices of radio broadcasting and digital sound production taught in MAS206 Radio Production, extending students' experience and knowledge of radio/audio through attention to actual live broadcast situations and professional roles. Critical listening and reflection upon diverse radio/audio content is an aim of the unit giving students a broad understanding of principles and practices of radio production and broadcast radio journalism while connecting students to the latest developments in digital radio/audio programming. Workshops incorporate techniques of devising live to air program material: location recordings, interviews, voice segments, entertainment, promotion and feature packages. A live magazine style program for 2SER is one outcome, extending students' team and presentation skills, while consolidating the critical, research and production expertise required to produce an extended program package of this genre. Lectures cover theories and issues relating to radio in the contemporary context, especially as these pertain to public broadcasting and community radio forms. Regular listening and analysis of radio forms a key part of the unit with local and international examples including hybrid audio-rich productions for internet/digital platforms.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Helen Wolfenden

MAS206 or MAS223 Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): MAS224
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Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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