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JOU 130 - Intro to Audio Production

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: General
Students will learn about audio production from a journalistic perspective. Students will create short features, podcasts, audio postcards, public service announcements, and news reports.
Competencies
  1. Create an interview podcast.
    1. ​Describe the basic elements of a podcast.
    2. Write interview questions.
    3. Demonstrate how to edit and publish a podcast.
  2. Compose an audio feature story. 
    1. Demonstrate how to record an interview for a feature using portable equipment. 
    2. Characterize audio quality. 
    3. Explain actualities, wild sound, and narration. 
    4. Demonstrate how to write an audio script. 
    5. Identify ways of mixing audio. 
  3. Design a public service announcement (PSA).
    1. Write a PSA script.
    2. Describe the difference between a PSA and news story.
    3. Demonstrate methods of recording a PSA.
    4. Demonstrate methods of editing a PSA. 
  4. Create a news report.
    1. Identify the parts of a news report.
    2. Write a news report script.
    3. Demonstrate how to record a news report. 
  5. Generate an audio postcard.
    1. Write and record descriptive narration.
    2. Identify the best way to record ambient sound on location.
    3. Demonstrate how to edit narration and sound together.
  6. Examine equipment and software used in audio production.
    1. Describe different types of microphones.
    2. Identify different sound recording devices.
    3. Summarize different software options for editing audio.
  7. Break down ethical and legal issues relating to broadcast and podcasting.
    1. Explain ethical guidelines for journalists.
    2. Identify the most common legal issues for journalists.
    3. Describe FCC broadcast regulations in the U.S.
    4. Explain consequences for unethical or illegal actions.

Competencies Revised Date: 09/10/2019



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