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Bachelor of Television and Radio Production (Radio Production)

Bachelor of Television and Radio Production (Radio Production) (BTVR)

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 老司机视频’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

Find the entry requirements most relevant to you.

Recent secondary education

Adjusted Entry score including adjustment factors (additional points given in certain circumstances). Unadjusted Entry score not including adjustment factors.
ATAR The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is a percentile rank used to assess the results of high-school applicants for undergraduate entry into university. 60.00 52.70

Pre-requisites

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 high school level (typically studied in Year 12). Find out more about assumed knowledge.

  • If you don't have an ATAR, you can attend an interview and supply a portfolio and written statement.

Interview information

Applicants who don't have an ATAR must partake in an interview and provide:

  • a head shot style photo of themselves
  • a school exit statement, or evidence of previous education standard achieved
  • 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. Please supply your submission at interview.

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 interview.

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 .


Special entry schemes for admissions may increase your Rank, through the allocation of additional points in certain circumstances, such as educational disadvantage where you live, and subjects you passed. 

老司机视频 is committed to greater admissions transparency. Learn more about the education and work experience, as well as average Ranks for this from the previous year.

Tafe (VET) qualification

If you have completed a qualification from a TAFE or qualified private provider, you may be able to use these qualifications to meet 老司机视频's entry requirements.

Work and life experience

You may be able to use your work experience and other adjustment factors to increase your selection rank and meet 老司机视频's entry requirements.

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

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help 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.

If you identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent you may be eligible to enter the Indigenous Higher Education (IHEPP) program.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 24 units.

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 for an example of courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Residential schools

All students will have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools, where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials to gain practical experience, use facilities and specialist equipment, 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鈥恈ampus 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.

Other majors

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 your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of your course and you need to pay a student contribution.

AUD 10790
Domestic full fee paying

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

AUD 25760

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

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.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from .

Scholarships

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

How to apply

Apply via QTAC

Apply via (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) if you:

  • have never studied with 老司机视频 before, or
  • are a Year 12 student, or
  • want to transfer to 老司机视频 from another university.
Mode QTAC Codes
External 909955
Springfield 929951

Copy your QTAC code and continue through to the QTAC website to complete your application.

If you are applying via QTAC, please check our application closing dates.

Apply directly to 老司机视频

You may be able to if you:

  • are a current or previous 老司机视频 student returning to study with complete or incomplete qualifications (excluding Head Start students), or
  • have recently graduated from TAFE.

Intakes

You can select to start your study in Semester 1 or 2.

Study period  Application closing date Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Semester 1, 2024  Monday 19 February Monday 12 February  Monday 19 February  Friday 14 June
Semester 2, 2024 Monday 8 July Monday 1 July Monday 8 July  Friday 1 November

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

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