The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

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.

Availability2020 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2020

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. The Podcasting Studio
  7. Post Production for Podcasting
  8. Streaming and web delivery 

Assumed knowledge

CMNS2130 Sound Production and/or CMNS2400 Radio Production.

Assessment items

Presentation: Tutorial Presentation - Case Study - 20%

Professional Task: Program/Podcast Proposal - 20%

Practical Demonstration: Task Field Work - 20%

Project: Final Group Project - 40%

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 8 Weeks starting in week 1


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