CCOG for MM 123 Summer 2024

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MM 123
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Course Description

Covers the planning, production, launching and distribution of a podcast. Examines inclusion of diverse voices and perspectives. Explores audio storytelling, audio mixing, interviewing, podcast script writing, research, editing, budgeting, marketing and distribution. Introduces podcast equipment selection, setting up a podcast kit, recording for ear, and recording in-person and remote guests. Prerequisites: MM 112. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Describe audio storytelling and story structure.
  • Plan, produce, launch and distribute a podcast.
  • Analyze podcast teams and job descriptions. 
  • Define and compare various podcast themes, genres and styles.
  • Record and edit interview and narrative elements in a podcast using a variety of equipment and methods.

Course Activities and Design

  • Developing a podcast strategy plan
  • Producing a podcast package
  • Building skills in interviewing and writing narration
  • Developing critical listening skills
  • Developing a 3 act story structure
  • Researching topics
  • Learning how to write to tape
  • Writing for Accessibility
  • Recording for actualities
  • Preparing a recording environment
  • Recording and editing a podcast
  • Equipment and Software
  • Mastering podcast episodes for distribution
  • Learning how to promote and market podcasts
  • Identifying podcast styles and genres
  • Identifying the use of podcasts in various job fields
  • Determine solutions for challenging recording environments.
  • Recording for ear

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessment will be based upon a combination of in-class work, lab activities, reflections, and skills demonstrated in assigned projects.