Available in 2018

Course handbook


This course is an important part of the media production major for those students wishing to follow a career in radio or sound production. In this course students develop the skills to allow them to work in aspects of local, network and online radio production and programming. It allows them to develop and analyse project based material pertinent to radio plays, features and documentaries. They will also develop knowledge of scripting for radio, working with talent and technologies of the radio studio. In doing so they will develop an understanding of radio preproduction, production and post production and cross-platform delivery of the radio content they have developed.

Availability2018 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Experience in the communicative skills and technologies of radio production.

2. An understanding of radio production as it relates to various career paths in community, commercial and government radio that is locally based, networked and delivered online.

3. Skills required for making content for radio and allow them to become competent in production and live broadcast as it applies to the radio industry.

4. An understanding of radio plays, features and documentaries.


  1. Structures of Community, Commercial and Government Radio
  2. Formats, Funding and Preproduction for Radio
  3. Radio Features
  4. Radio Documentaries
  5. Radio Plays
  6. Production for Radio
  7. Working with Talent
  8. The Radio Studio
  9. Post Production for Radio
  10. Working across platforms - Free to Air and online delivery.  

Assumed knowledge

CMNS1230 Foundations of Media Production; CMNS1130 MP Sound Production; CMNS2400 MP: Introduction to Radio.

Assessment items

Presentation: Assessment 1 Tutorial Presentation - Case Study

Practical Demonstration: Practical Assessment Task Field Work

Written Assignment: Assessment 2 - Program Proposal

Project: Assessment 3 - Final Group Project

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Workshop: Induction Requirement - Students must attend and pass the induction requirements before attending these sessions. - In order to participate in this course students must complete a compulsory safety induction (equipment usage).

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting in week 2


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks starting in week 1