Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Degree programme:Bachelor InterMedia
Type of degree:FH BachelorĀ“s Degree Programme
 Summer Semester 2023

Course unit titleTechnical Skills: Digital Media Formats - Video and Podcasting
Course unit code025217200122
Language of instructionEnglish
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional)Compulsory optional
Semester when the course unit is deliveredSummer Semester 2023
Teaching hours per week2
Year of study2023
Level of course unit (e.g. first, second or third cycle)First Cycle (Bachelor)
Number of ECTS credits allocated2
Name of lecturer(s)David ALTWEGER

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Course content

The targeted consumption of (audio) visually processed content on mobile devices has increased significantly in recent years. Digital media formats such as pod- or videocasts are booming. Therefore the targeted use of these new possibilities for communication and information get's more and more important. Both in journalism and in corporate communications, for example in the form of branded podcasts.
How content is prepared professionally for these digital media formats and knowledge can be skilfully conveyed, we deal with in this workshop.
Together, we create a series of science journalistic papers that deal with design-related topics. As part of this, students acquire both journalistic work techniques and the technical knowledge and skills relevant to the professional production of digital media content.
In addition to content and technical knowledge and skills, students also get experience in terms of production processes and editorial management.

Content overview:

  •      How do I find a topic that picks up potential listeners emotionally and / or informatively?
  •      How is the research process structured?
  •      How do you prepare for an interview?
  •      Which techniques are used in the interview guide?
  •      What should be considered when formulating texts for listening?
  •      How is a manuscript created?
  •      How can text and image be combined?
  •      Which steps does the production process include?
  •      Which tasks does the editorial management include?
Learning outcomes

After completing this workshop, students will be able to design and implement a radio or video contribution.
They are familiar with the media-specific design of content preparation and the specifics of digital content production.
They master journalistic work techniques, which include knowledge and skills for creating professional media products. These include finding a topic, researching, creating interview guides and interviewing, as well as storytelling. Added to this are technical skills (editing, production) as well as experience in production processes and editorial management.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Individual and team coaching

Assessment methods and criteria

Immanent examinations



Recommended or required reading

will be announced in class

Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)

Face-to-face course, tutorials

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