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MMS2022 Broadcast Radio and Audio Production 2

Semester 2, 2013 On-campus Springfield
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Arts
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Version produced : 21 July 2014

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Staffing

Examiner: Ashley Jones
Moderator: Daryl Sparkes

Requisites

Pre-requisite: MMS2021

Other requisites

Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.

Rationale

Students are introduced to a combination of radio and audio production skills over this course. What will be achieved is exposure to fundamental skills required for broadcast radio including producing, on air presentation and how to use effectively the range of facilities contained within the broadcast software. Voice production and the use of pro-tools becomes central to this course. Copywriting and effective delivery of radio commercials and community service announcements is a key element. Through audio production, students will explore enhancement to video production audio tracks and the skills required to re voice for narrative work. This course builds on the earlier course to further build theoretical and practical knowledge.

Synopsis

Media producers must have the ability to pursue projects from
conception to completion. This course requires students to produce a
set of significant and innovative radio projects which will involve
adherance to demanding production schedules. The completed works are
intended for broadcasting. All students are expected to contribute to
regular "live" broadcasts as scheduled throughout the teaching period.
This course cannot be taken as an Option or Elective. In addition students
will use audio production to enhance video production.

Objectives

On successful completion of this course, students will have:

  1. demonstrate a high level of conceptual and production skills in audio communication;
  2. the ability to conceive, plan and execute a radio project to professional broadcast standards and to a set deadline;
  3. identify and apply several radio production elements, and their contribution to the final result, through the medium of their major completed project/s;
  4. use pro-tools in a video/audio mode and demonstrate necessary industry professional communication skills for the purpose of enhancing or re-voicing video production.

Topics

Description Weighting(%)
1. Introduction to radio management and programming 10.00
2. radio writing 10.00
3. radio news and information programming 10.00
4. Production of live radio, documentary, feature and drama formats 40.00
5. music directing 20.00
6. introduction to ADR and audio enhancing for video 10.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/bookweb/subject.cgi?year=2013&sem=02&subject1=MMS2022)

Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/contact/)

  • There are no texts or materials required for this course.

Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.
  • Baird, L (ed) 1992, Guide to radio production, AFTRS, Allen & Unwin, North Ryde, NSW.
  • Crisell, A 1994, Understanding radio, 2nd edn, Routledge, London.

Student workload requirements

Activity Hours
Directed Study 70.00
Lectures 26.00
Private Study 43.00
Tutorials 26.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
LOCATION INTERVIEW 100 25 03 Sep 2013
RADIO COMMERCIAL PRODUCT'N 100 25 22 Oct 2013
STUDIO PRODUCTION EXERCISE 100 50 22 Oct 2013

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    It is the studentsí responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration. Students must attend and complete the requirements of the Workplace Health and Safety training program for this course where required.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To satisfactorily complete an individual assessmen item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks.

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    If students submit assignments after the due date without (prior) approval of the examiner then a penalty of 5% of the total marks gained by the student for the assignment may apply for each working day late up to ten working days at which time a mark of zero may be recorded.

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade, a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.

  6. Examination information:
    There is no examination in this course.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    As there are no examinations in this course, there will be no deferred or supplementary examinations.

  8. University Student Policies:
    Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.

Assessment notes

  1. The due date for an assignment is the date by which a student must despatch the assignment to the USQ. The onus is on the student to provide proof of the despatch date, if requested by the Examiner.

  2. Students must retain a copy of each item submitted for assessment. This must be despatched to USQ within 24 hours if required by the Examiner

  3. In accordance with University Policy, the Examiner may grant an extension of the due date of an assignment in extenuating circumstances.

  4. If electronic submission of assessments is specified for the course, students will be notified of this in the course Introductory Book and on the USQ Study Desk. All required electronic submission must be made through the Assignment Drop Box located on the USQ Study Desk for the course, unless directed otherwise by the examiner of the course. The due date for an electronically submitted assessment is the date by which a student must electronically submit the assignment. The assignment files must be submitted by 11.55pm on the due date using USQ time (as displayed on the clock on the course home page; that is, Australian Eastern Standard Time).

  5. If the method of assessment submission is by written, typed or printed paper-based media students should (i) submit to the Faculty Office for students enrolled in the course in the on-campus mode, or (ii) mail to the USQ for students enrolled in the course in the external mode. The due date for the assessment is the date by which a student must (i) submit the assessment for students enrolled in the on-campus mode, or (ii) mail the assessment for students enrolled in the external mode.

  6. The Faculty will NOT normally accept submission of assessments by facsimile or email.

  7. Students who do not have regular access to postal services for the submission of paper-based assessments, or regular access to Internet services for electronic submission, or are otherwise disadvantaged by these regulations may be given special consideration. They should contact the examiner of the course to negotiate such special arrangements prior to the submission date.

  8. Students who have undertaken all of the required assessments in a course but who have failed to meet some of the specified objectives of a course within the normally prescribed time may be awarded one of the temporary grades: IM (Incomplete - Make up), IS (Incomplete - Supplementary Examination) or ISM (Incomplete -Supplementary Examination and Make up). A temporary grade will only be awarded when, in the opinion of the examiner, a student will be able to achieve the remaining objectives of the course after a period of non directed personal study.

  9. Students who, for medical, family/personal, or employment-related reasons, are unable to complete an assignment or to sit for an examination at the scheduled time may apply to defer an assessment in a course. Such a request must be accompanied by appropriate supporting documentation. One of the following temporary grades may be awarded IDS (Incomplete - Deferred Examination; IDM (Incomplete Deferred Make-up); IDB (Incomplete - Both Deferred Examination and Deferred Make-up).

  10. Students may be assigned an "Incomplete" grade to signify that all the requirements of the course have not yet been met. Students who are graded "I" can pass the course by successfully completing such additional work as prescribed by the examiner by a given date. Students who have been awarded an IM, ISM, IDM or IDB grade must access information regarding further work to be completed, in the Student Centre of U Connect. The Grades Page in the Student Centre contains information about further work to be completed. Students who have not completed the additional work to the satisfaction of the examiner by the given date will receive the appropriate Failing grade.

Other requirements

  1. Students can expect that questions in assessment items in this course may draw upon knowledge and skills that they can reasonably be expected to have acquired before enrolling in the course. This includes knowledge contained in pre-requisite courses and appropriate communication, information literacy, analytical, critical thinking, problem solving or numeracy skills. Students who do not possess such knowledge and skills should not expect to achieve the same grades as those students who do possess them.