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JOUR12-100: Podcasting and Audio Narratives

Description

Audio is an intimate and fast-growing medium, rich with authenticity, credibility and spontaneity. In this subject, you will learn how to find, plan and report audio stories for radio and podcast audiences. This work will include writing clear, conversational stories; capturing rich sounds, scenes, locations and voices; recording voice and natural sound; editing and mixing; writing and scripting for audio; layering sound effects and atmosphere; publishing in on-demand digital formats; and pitching to media outlets. Through in-class exercises and assessment, you’ll explore a range of creative audio formats including newscasts, news stories, interviews and audio features/documentaries and you will leave with a portfolio of audio narratives. You will also explore radio and audio theory and traditions and how podcasting is changing the media landscape.

Subject details

Type: Undergraduate Subject
Code: JOUR12-100
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Society and Design
Semesters offered:
  • May 2022 [Standard Offering]
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Communication, Film, and Creative Media
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2021: $3,890.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050.00
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,260.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,260.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,400.00

Learning objectives

1. Find, plan, research, structure, write and produce creative and compelling audio stories and publish across platforms. 2. Harness established and emerging digital technologies to record, edit and distribute audio stories. 3. Recognise and exploit industry trends to develop audio career opportunities and apply audio storytelling to a range of professional disciplines. 4. Identify niche interests to develop voice and personal brand as an audio storyteller. 5. Critically evaluate audio stories with an awareness of theory, tradition, cultural contexts and the storyteller’s ethical and legal obligations.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites:

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Restrictions:

Subject dates

  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 20/03/2022
    Semester start: 16/05/2022
    Subject start: 16/05/2022
    Cancellation 1: 30/05/2022
    Cancellation 2: 06/06/2022
    Last enrolment: 29/05/2022
    Withdraw - Financial: 11/06/2022
    Withdraw - Academic: 02/07/2022
    Teaching census: 10/06/2022
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens: 20/03/2022
Semester start: 16/05/2022
Subject start: 16/05/2022
Cancellation 1: 30/05/2022
Cancellation 2: 06/06/2022
Last enrolment: 29/05/2022
Withdraw - Financial: 11/06/2022
Withdraw - Academic: 02/07/2022
Teaching census: 10/06/2022