Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Introduction to Sports Commentary introduces students to the fundamental requirements of a sports commentator. The subject will focus mainly on television and radio commentary but students will also study other forms such as the live blog and print based commentary. At the successful completion of this subject, students will appreciate the history of sports commentary in Australia, the different techniques and styles commentators employ and the role of the sports commentator in various contexts such as commercial; entertainment; history (an accurate record); and the role commentary has in the social impact of sport in Australian contemporary society.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Lowden

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in ABJS and completion of the core/compulsory requirements at 1st year & 2nd year level for ABJS.


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Third-year exclusive and compulsory subject for ABJS.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Lowden

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementComments%
Broadcast commentary portfolio - group assessment40
Quiz and Live Blog30
Social Media portfolio30