ATS3265 - Broadcast studio journalism - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit


Chief examiner(s)

Ms Alicia McMillan


Ms Alicia McMillan

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


Two second-year Arts units including one cornerstone unit for Journalism.


Broadcast studio journalism introduces students to the fast-paced, challenging and exciting operation of fully functional television and radio studios.

Students will learn the key skills required to broadcast news and current affairs programs for a mainstream audience across both television and radio. This includes how to gather audio/visual content, how to interview, how to write and edit content, how to present content in both live and pre-recorded modes and how to operate audio/visual studio equipment.

Students will also understand and appreciate the technological, ethical and legal issues and challenges that surround the delivery of broadcasting.

At the end of the course students will have created high-quality examples of broadcast journalism.


Upon successful completion of the unit, students should be able to:

  1. Produce television and radio content for broadcast and online delivery;
  2. Operate a range of technology for the production of audio/visual content, including studio equipment, mobile equipment and computer software;
  3. Present and deliver audio/visual content in both live and pre-recorded formats;
  4. Understand key ethical and legal issues and obligations associated with gathering and delivering audio/visual broadcasting content, particularly in live situations;
  5. Demonstrate an awareness of local, national and international people and events relevant to current affairs and media issues;
  6. Work independently and as part of a team to produce content to deadline;
  7. Convey information in a clear, concise, factual and impartial way using journalism and news conventions.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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