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TVR2005 Radio Outside Broadcast and Podcasting

Semester 2, 2022 Springfield On-campus
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 2
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 30 June 2022


Examiner: Spencer Howson


Outside broadcasts are presented in a variety of contexts, sport, concerts, major events, community activities and special occasions. An outside broadcast takes the listener to the event and gives them a front row seat. Students undertaking this course will explore the broader applications of the radio industry. In this course the student will gain knowledge in the outside broadcast aspect of radio.

Outside broadcasts and live crosses are also an important commercial function of a radio station. The application for these is in association with a client. This maybe the opening of a new business, milestone event, sale and the like. The student will gain insights into this part of the industry.

The podcast is also an important part of an extension of, or alternative part of the skills applied in radio. Podcasts are growing in popularity and the student will gain insights into this part of the industry.

Students will be engaged in the planning and delivery of a radio outside broadcast. These will vary in the rationale for undertaking an outside broadcast. You will learn the production and technical aspects of a radio outside broadcast from the location perspective as well as in studio.

Students should develop team skills, apply correct terminology, structure and legal obligations. It will give a different face to radio by developing descriptive language, engaging with the public and or celebrities.

The podcasting space will allow the student to understand effective use of the podcast, how and why they work, the relationship to core radio skills and how they can be commercially viable. This course will be supported by industry guests through NEP, the world's largest outside broadcast company, and leaders in the podcasting space.

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. Apply skills in preparing and presenting a radio outside broadcast
  2. Effectively use language and engagement with the audience and event elements.
  3. Describe and analyse the function of a podcast providing examples of successful podcasts
  4. Organise and deliver a radio outside broadcast
  5. Construct and deliver a podcast production for posting


Description Weighting(%)
1. Technical functions of an outside broadcast 15.00
2. Production functions of an outside broadcast 15.00
3. Terminologies used for an outside broadcast 10.00
4. Role of an outside broadcast 10.00
5. History and Role of a podcast 20.00
6. Models of outside broadcasts and podcasts 30.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

There are no texts or materials required for this course.

Student workload expectations

To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.

Assessment details

Approach Type Description Group
Weighting (%) Course learning outcomes
Assignments Written Planning document No 20 3
Assignments Practical Practical 1 No 30 5
Assignments Practical Practical 2 No 25 1,2,4
Assignments Practical Practical 3 No 25 1,2,4
Date printed 30 June 2022