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Bachelor of Television and Radio Production Major Radio Production

Bachelor of Television and Radio Production Major Radio Production (BTVR)
CRICOS: 103181M

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • External
  • On-campus
Campus
  • Springfield
Duration
  • 3 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul

Overview

  • Build your skills for on air presenting, producing, and the many roles available in broadcast radio such as writing, sales and marketing, podcasting and other aspects of the audio business.
  • You will have access to the well-equipped radio studios to develop your audio productions and benefit from USQ’s very own 24/7 radio station, Phoenix Radio.
  • Study the only Bachelor degree in broadcast radio offered in Queensland, and one of very few in Australia.
  • Meet the right people in industry, understand what is required at each station and benefit from relationships with Southern Cross Austereo, ABC radio, Grant Broadcasting, NOVA and community broadcasters. Learn within industry placement throughout your studies.

Further study

Upon successful completion of this degree, you can go on to study the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours).

Career outcomes

  • You will be job ready as you transition into full time or part-time work. Pursue a career in broadcast and online radio and podcasting, covering technical roles, production, on-air presentation, copywriting, editing, media management, audio production and all associated roles.
  • Podcast and audio content creation is a potential pathway for career progression as the corporate world uses and values this as a means of telling their story.

Entry requirements

To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English (Units 3 & 4, C)

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to a grade C or higher in Units 3 and 4 at Year 12 high school level. Find out more about assumed knowledge.

You may be required take part in an audition or interview, which requires presentation of the following:

  • a portfolio of film work, broadcast visual or sound work.
  • a written statement (500 words) outlining your experience within these media and/or an explanatory statement that describes your portfolio.

For registration and interview tips, please see our Auditions and interviews page. Please note that you will need to apply for your degree before registering to audition.

Note: It is a requirement that Queensland-based students hold a current positive notice indicating that they are deemed suitable for working with children and young people whilst studying the Bachelor of Television and Radio Production. Further information about the Blue Card or Exemption Card suitability process is available from the Blue Card Services.

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this degree. If your country is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility. 

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 24 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
12-unit Radio Production major 12
1 x second 8-unit major*
or 2 x 4-unit minors
or 1 x 4-unit minor^ plus 4 x elective courses
8
Total 24

*The second 8-unit major can be chosen from any approved 8-unit major in another discipline in the School of Creative Arts (e.g. Visual Art, Music, Theatre, Digital Media, Film Production etc. providing all entry requirements are met) or from a recommended major outside of the creative arts, such as Advertising, or Journalism, or another major in consultation and with approval from the degree director.

^While it is not possible to complete 12-unit majors in both Television and Radio, you may choose to add more courses in Television or Radio as part of your suite of complimentary studies (e.g. a student undertaking the 12-unit major in Radio could do a minor in Television, and vice versa).

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Residential schools

If you are enrolled in the External study mode in this degree, you will have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools, where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.

Professional experience

You will have opportunities to present programs on Phoenix Radio and to gain experience inside commercial radio stations or the ABC. Guest speakers will also attend campus to provide insights and share experiences.

Note: This program is offered chiefly at Springfield campus with a variety of on‐campus and online course offers. The second and third-year practical courses in both Television and Radio are available on-campus at Springfield and via external offering at Toowoomba where residential schools will be held.

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Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 26880
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 26880

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Professional experience costs

This degree includes a professional experience component that may involve travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Residential school costs

This degree includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

CRICOS: 103181M

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2021 - Monday 22 February, 2021
  • Semester 2, 2021 - Monday 12 July, 2021

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