Media Advisory Board
The Department of Media draws directly on up-to-the-minute industry expertise from its Media Advisory Board. This group of respected media and associated industry representatives meets several times each year to provide support, ideas, advice and industry perspectives to the University on how to develop and improve its media program. Board members advise on how the course could better equip graduates for a career in the media, and on areas of interest for potential research projects. Members often give guest lectures in the teaching program, and support the Department by being advocates within the business community, and promoting the program to prospective students.
The Bachelor of Media Program provides students with the opportunity for practical media and journalism training at Radio Adelaide. Founded by the University of Adelaide in 1972, Radio Adelaide aims to inform, engage and entertain audiences with a wide variety of programs presented by the community, for the community. Students can write, produce and broadcast programs for on-air broadcast in a professional environment on this award-winning radio station that attracts over 80,000 listeners each week. The skills developed at Radio Adelaide are transferable across many areas of the media industry, and many of our graduates have gone on to full time employment not only in commercial and public radio broadcasting, but also in areas such as television, on-line publishing and advertising. Courses include Radio and Online Production and Broadcasting, and for those undertaking the Journalism major: Transforming Journalism: Advanced Reporting Workshop.