Advanced Audio and Broadcasting Practice

MDA70007 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours face to face + blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2024 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

26 Feb 24 - 26 May 24

2 Jul 24

Last self enrolment:
10 Mar 24

31 Mar 24

Last withdraw without fail:
12 Apr 24

Aims and objectives

This unit aims to examine how audio techniques are used to create both short and extended radio/audio features. It teaches students to be professional creative storytellers through the use of advanced audio narrative techniques with an understanding of audience and platform requirements.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Evaluate and demonstrate understanding of the professional demands placed on radio (and podcast) content producers.
2. Critically analyse long form radio features to evaluate how production and narrative techniques form a cohesive package for audiences.
3. Apply critical research analysis of the ways audio storytelling constructs and conveys meaning to short and long form story telling techniques.
4. Develop and demonstrate research skills which can be used in combination with advanced audio production techniques to produce researched soundscapes, complex interviews and audio features.
5. Research, develop and facilitate narrative, story and plot ideas for short and extended radio and podcast features.