COURSE: COM-0412-01-A. SPECIAL TOPICS IN COMMUNICATION: Radio and Sound Production
SEMESTER: SPRING 2006
INSTRUCTOR: Mark A. Hauck, M.S. phone# 610.772.0972,
Office location: Science 102 (Dorothy Brown Hall)
Hours and immediately following class
MEETING TIMES: Wednesdays, , &
2nd Monday of each month ()
Science 102 (Dorothy Brown Hall)
TEXTBOOK: (optional) Hausman, et.
al., Modern Radio Production, Fifth Edition.
All students are required to attend class and to be on time. Excessive tardiness and absences will be detrimental to earning a good grade. The instructor will keep track of each student’s attendance record throughout the semester. The instructor must be notified prior to class (either via email or phone call) if a student needs to miss a class meeting.
This is lecture and hands-on studio course that will introduce the student to the history, theories, and fundamentals of audio production and how they are chiefly applied to the field of radio broadcasting and the music recording industry. The students will learn to operate the available audio production hardware and apply that knowledge to actual productions conducted in class.
5. Presentations 50pts (20%)
Course and syllabus overview. Radio and sound recording history will be discussed.
a radio broadcast and assembling the required hardware and personnel elements.
Radio show assignments will be handed out for the semester.
Discussion of modern radio formats and how audiences are assessed by advertisers.
Introduction to the radio production hardware. Students will conduct hands-on practice with production hardware.
Producing radio show #1.
Review and critique of radio show #1 and discussion of reading and vocabulary assignments.
Student presentations and Midterm Exam review.
Viewing film “Talk Radio” by Oliver Stone.
prep radio show #2. Discussion of film viewed during previous class meeting.
Viewing HBO documentary on sports radio in the
Producing radio show #2. Discussion of radio formats and
programming outside of the
Review and critique of radio show #2. Plan/show prep radio show #3.
Produce radio show #3.
Review and critique show #3.
to Multi Track recording, discussion of the process (recording, mixing,
mastering) and hardware used.
Multi Track recording and mixing will be conducted in class with students and instructor acting as talent.
Review Multi-track project. Final Exam review.
This will be a take home exam. Details TBA.