COMS333-22S2 (C) Semester Two 2022

Podcasting Project

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 18 July 2022
End Date: Sunday, 13 November 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 31 July 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 2 October 2022


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.

Timetable 2022

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 12:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 441
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 James Logie 214-Mac Computer Lab
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct

Course Coordinator

Zita Joyce


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Participation 10% Attendance at all classes for 100%
Textual Analysis 40% Analysis of 4 podcasts through the semester. You must be able to analyse and identify audio techniques, storytelling structures, production processes, and the content. 4 analyses, 1000 words for 10% each.
Podcast Proposal 10% 1000 words, 10% of final mark Due: End of week 6. The podcast concept will be developed in pairs in an in-class workshop in week 6.
Podcast project 40% Audio: 30-60 mins.Writing: 2000 words 40% of final mark. Due: 2 weeks after the end of semester

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Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,597.00

International fee $7,200.00

* 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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