INTRODUCTION TO SPORTS COMMENTARY
Credit points: 15
Introduction to Sports Commentary develops and expands students skills in a specialised area of sports journalism, sports broadcasting and sports commentary. At the successful completion of this subject, students will have an understanding of the history of sports commentary in Australia and around the world. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the different techniques and styles commentators employ, and be able to prepare and perform live sports commentary. They will also develop skills in other forms of sports broadcasting, such as live crosses, and developing and delivering sports podcasts targeted for a particular audience. This subject delivers targeted discipline specific skills, such as writing for broadcast, and how to use voice effectively for various broadcast mediums.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorMerryn Sherwood
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Learning ActivitiesLectures, tutorial activities. Sports commentary profile assessment.
Prerequisites Enrolment within the Bachelor of Media and Communication and completion of at least 60 credit points of subjects at second-year level
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMerryn Sherwood
LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
Commentator Profile Students must research and write a profile on a broadcast commentator
Live Cross Students will complete a live cross, based on a newsworthy event.
Podcast This is a group assignment, where students will work together to produce a podcast.
Match Commentary Students will work in groups and commentate a proportion of an assigned sports match, however students will be given individual marks for their role in the broadcast.