Course Title: Live Media

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Live Media

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

In 2021 this course was titled 'Broadcast Media'

From Semester 1 2022 this course is titled 'Live Media'


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,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 1 2023,
Sem 2 2023

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 knowledge and skills in the production of live media through a mixture of theory and practice. Equal time will be devoted to audio and video formats. 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 Option course, which will complement the learning outcomes you are developing in your program.

Course Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Analyse and discuss the codes and conventions of program formats for live video and audio.
  2. Collaboratively plan, develop, produce and edit a video livestream.
  3. Collaboratively plan, develop, produce and edit a live-to-air 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. Delivery may be face to face, online or a mix of both.

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
There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal.

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.

Assessment Tasks
Assignment 1: Radio/audio Project (Group) - 35% Linked CLOs 1, 3
Assignment 2: Video Project (Group) - 35% Linked CLOs 1, 2
Assignment 3: Reflective Writing (Individual) - 30% Linked CLOs 1

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.