Course Title: Broadcast Media

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Broadcast Media

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


335H Applied Communication


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2021

Course Coordinator: Heather Jarvis

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6221

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Availability: Contact via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you develop broadcast media knowledge and skills through the mixing of theory and practice.  Equal time will be devoted to the forms of radio and television. You will explore ideas of audience; program formatting; production research and development and industry practice. You will develop your skills in the creation of content through all the production phases.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This is an elective, which will complement the learning outcomes you are developing in your program.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Analyse and discuss the codes and conventions of program formats for broadcast television and radio.
  • Collaboratively plan, develop, produce and edit a short television magazine/lifestyle story.
  • Collaboratively plan, develop, produce and edit a short radio program.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in learning that involves a range of activities such as lectures, workshops, group and class discussion, group activities and individual research.

You will be expected to meet, discuss, plan, film, record sound and edit in times outside of the lectures and workshops.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

Extensive use of resources from the School of Media & Communication Technical Store, radio edit suites, video edit suites and the computer labs are required. Security swipe card access is required to access these spaces. The broader resources of the library and the AFI Research Collection will also be valuable for students in this course.

The University Library has extensive resources for Media students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies

The Library provides guides on academic referencing: and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment may include content production for television and radio, reports and presentations.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: Assessment