Radio Broadcasting (MECO2601)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit of study provides an introduction to the theory and practice of radio production and broadcasting, with an emphasis on broadcast journalism. It combines a history of the medium and theoretical analysis of such concepts as news values and audiences, with a strong practical production component. Students will conceptualise, research, script, edit and present short radio pieces, individually and working in small groups. There is a major academic component of this unit that requires students to reflect critically on radio in theory and practice.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications)
- Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) and Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology
- Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology (Advanced)
- Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Aeronautical)
- Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Biomedical)
- Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Chemical and Biomolecular)
- Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil)
- Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Electrical)
- Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Mechanical)
- Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Mechatronic)
- Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Software)
- Bachelor of Engineering Honours and Bachelor of Project Management
- Bachelor of Engineering Honours with Advanced Engineering
- Bachelor of Engineering Honours with Space Engineering Major
- Bachelor of Information Technology
- Bachelor of Project Management and Bachelor of Arts
- Diploma of Arts
Further unit of study information
1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr workshop/week
1x400wd equivalent individual radio news writing and presentation exercise (20%), 1x2000wd equivalent live group radio production and documentation (40%), 1x2100wd critical listening and reflection journal (40%)
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
18 Junior credit points from Media and Communications units
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.