Course Title: Podcasting

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Podcasting

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 1 2023,
Sem 2 2023,
Sem 1 2024

Course Coordinator: Janak Rogers

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 8092

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B009 F04 R056-2

Course Coordinator Availability: Contact Course Coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will explore the evolving world of podcasting, examining a range of forms of audio storytelling and the production techniques behind them. You will listen to a range of podcasts and identify the skills required to create a high quality production in a range of formats. You will develop a critical awareness of the techniques used to tell stories through sound and gain the technical skills to produce podcasts end-to-end.

This course focuses on fact-based and topical podcasts which reflect contemporary issues and emerging trends in podcasting.

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. Examine and discuss the role of podcasting and trends in podcasting practice
  2. Produce podcasts in a range of formats
  3. Achieve basic technical proficiency in audio recording and editing for podcasts
  4. Identify and analyse ethical issues and decisions relevant to the practise of podcasting

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in a range of learning activities such as studios, project work, lectures, tutorials, class discussion, individual and group activities. Delivery may be face to face, online or a mix of both.

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 podcasts, books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

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 Tasks

Assessment Task 1: Podcast Analysis (20%) Linked CLOs 1,4.

Assessment Task 2:  The Package (40%) Linked CLOs 1,2,3 and 4.

Assessment Task 3 The Podcast Story (40%) Linked CLOs 1,2,3 and 4.

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 Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.