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FTR2008 Broadcast Radio and Audio Production 2

Semester 2, 2015 On-campus Springfield
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Arts and Communication

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Examiner: Ashley Jones
Moderator: John Hetherington


Pre-requisite: FTR2002

Other requisites

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


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.


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 adherence 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.


On successful completion of this course, students will have:

  1. demonstrated 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.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Introduction to radio management and programming 10.00
2. Radio writing and field recording 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

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  • 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.

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 11 Sep 2015
RADIO COMMERCIAL 100 25 30 Oct 2015
STUDIO PRODUCTION 100 50 30 Oct 2015

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    Students must attend and complete the requirements of the Workplace Health and Safety training program for this course where required.
    External and Online:
    There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students? responsibility 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.
    It is the students? 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.

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

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure (point 4.2.4)

  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:
    Not applicable.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    Not applicable.

  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

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.