COMS333-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Podcasting Project

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021


The course will combine teaching on the development of podcasting as an extension of radio and a media form in its own right and modes of storytelling across media, theoretical exploration of audio storytelling, analysis of a wide range of podcast examples, technical training in audio recording and editing, and a student-project in which they will develop and produce a podcast of their own.


15 points at 200-level in COMS. Students without this prerequisite but with at least a B average in 60 points of relevant courses, may enter the course with the approval of the Department Co-ordinator or the Undergraduate Co-ordinator for COMS.

Course Coordinator

Zita Joyce


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Participation 10% 10% of final mark Attendance at all classes for 100%
Textual Analysis 40% 4 analyses, 1000 words for 10% each, 40% of final mark Due Midnight Mondays: 9 August, 23 August, 20 September, 4 October
Podcast proposal 10% The podcast concept will be developed in pairs in an in-class workshop in week 6. The proposal must include: A justification, outline of the podcast structure and content, references to other podcasts and writing about podcasts, indicative list of interviewees / participants / audio sources, and a plan for researching and developing the subject matter.
Podcast project 40% Audio: 30-60 mins Writing: 2000 words

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,570.00

International fee $7,000.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

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