Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


In this course students will develop the skills to produce podcasts for streamed or online delivery. The course will follow the production cycle of a podcast from conceiving an original podcast through production to post-production and distribution. Students will analyse and develop project-based material pertinent to podcasting in various genres. They will also develop production skills, including scripting for podcasting, working with talent, and operating of the podcasting studio.


Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2022

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)

Learning outcomes

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

1. Define and explain the skills and technologies of podcasting;

2. Explain the relationship of podcasting to community, commercial and public radio both terrestrial and online;

3. Create content for radio and podcasting;

4. Select and apply appropriate podcasting forms and conventions.


Topics will include:

  1. Radio and podcasting
  2. Podcasting: Non-fiction, Fiction, and Talk                                  
  3. Funding and pre-production planning 
  4. Production for podcasting                     
  5. Working with Talent                             
  6. Post-Production for Podcasting

Assumed knowledge

CMNS2130 Sound Production

Assessment items

Professional Task: Program/Podcast Proposal - 25%

Professional Task: Task Field Work - 25%

Professional Task: Final Group Project - 50%

Compulsory Requirements

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

General Course Requirements:

  • Tutorial: Induction Requirement - Students must attend and pass the induction requirements before attending these sessions. - Compulsory Requirement: Induction Requirement - Students must 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

Newcastle City Precinct


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 7 Weeks starting in week 1


Face to Face On Campus 12 hour(s) per Term

1 Hour per week - Weeks 2-7 2 Hours per week - Week 10-12

PSB Singapore


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks


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

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