Course Title: Radio 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Radio 2

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

Course Coordinator: Dr. Brian Morris

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3882

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 9.5..42

Course Coordinator Availability: Please email for an appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

COMM 2250 (Radio 1) or by approval of course co-ordinator 

Course Description

Radio 2 builds on Radio 1 in the development of skills in the planning, production and presentation of live to air and online radio material.

In this course you will learn radio production skills in areas such as research, recording, interviewing, editing, writing for radio. The course aims to develop an ability to critically analyse and reflect upon radio programs and styles in terms of their production style and techniques, adapt to changing technology within the radio industry and work effectively and productively as a part of a creative team.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

A range of program capabilities will also be developed in this course, including your ability to

  • be creative and critical media practitioners
  • be literate across a range of media and able to embrace changing technologies
  • analyse and reflect on your own learning processes in relation to creativity, collaboration and learning new technology.

In completing this course you will be able to :

  • write and produce review pieces for radio
  • write and produce creative radio material
  • plan, produce and present material suitable for FM radio and Online delivery
  • produce radio material with digital multi-track technology
  • communicate and collaborate in radio production teams.
  • analyse and reflect on radio practice

Overview of Learning Activities

There is a large practical component to this course and an emphasis on students learning technical, creative and organisational skills by participating in the production of radio material and reflecting upon these processes.

Learning will also involve:

1. Discussion & analysis between staff and students of professional radio production techniques and conventions.

2. Demonstrations by teaching staff of how to operate professional production equipment.

3. Reflection by students into radio production.

4. Student production work will be heard and discussed in class to share the breadth of experiences gained in the study of this course.


Overview of Learning Resources

The Radio Production facilities of the School of Media and Communication.
ROAR: RMIT Online Audio and Radio
3RRRfm studios

Overview of Assessment

Students will be evaluated via project-related writing and production tasks, as well as reflective practice.