Radio, Television and Film


Your Future In Radio, Television and Film

Technology is rapidly changing the media landscape. Get the skills you need for a future in the media industries with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio, Television and Film from the University of North Texas.

An RTVF degree will prepare you for a career in:

  • Corporate, governmental and educational media
  • Documentary or narrative film production
  • Live and studio-based television and video production
  • Radio and audio production
  • Social media, media marketing and management

Your degree will also provide a solid foundation for graduate school.

What we offer

State-of-the-art equipment, an excellent curriculum and engaged faculty make our RTVF program one of the nationís best.

We provide you a strong, theoretical education combined with hands-on experience utilizing the same tools used by industry professionals. You can further hone your skills by working at our 100,000-watt radio station (KNTU-FM) or cable television station (ntTV). Student workers at these stations have earned:

  • Broadcast Education Association awards
  • EMPixx awards
  • Hometown Media Awards
  • Lone Star Emmys
  • Telly Awards
  • Recognitions from the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters and the regional chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists

Our students have also competed well in various film contests and had their work screened at film festivals, such as the Dallas International Film Festival.

In addition to earning a bachelorís degree, you can earn certificates in television news producing, media management and Spanish language media.

RTVF faculty members include internationally recognized scholars; seasoned media professionals with backgrounds in production, news, broadcasting and new media; and award-winning documentary and narrative filmmakers.

Their books are used in university courses throughout the world, and faculty-produced films and programs have aired on network television and been screened at New Yorkís Museum of Modern Art. They also work for and have been recognized by national and international organizations focusing on media education and film preservation.

We are an institutional member of the Broadcast Education Association, Texas Association of Broadcasters, and the University Film and Video Association. These organizations provide our faculty members additional perspectives on current issues and topics.

A Residents Engaged in Academic Living Community (REAL Community) brings together RTVF majors who live on campus to enhance academic and social experiences.

Four RTVF learning communities give you the chance to form strong bonds by taking several classes with a small group of your RTVF classmates.

Internship opportunities abound because of the universityís location. The Dallas-Fort Worth region is the nationís fifth largest media market. Internships allow you to gain valuable work experience and possibly earn academic credit.

Scholarships are available to eligible students.

What to expect

To become an RTVF major, youíll need to complete at least 42 credit hours of course work, including several required pre-major courses, with a UNT GPA of 2.75 or better. Transfer students should expect to spend one or more semesters as pre-majors before applying to the RTVF program. Visit our catalog for more details.

Your courses will focus on perspectives on film; perspectives on radio, television and converged media; and broadcast or film production.

Our Career Center, Learning Center and professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources available to you at UNT. The Career Center can provide advice about future employment opportunities and getting hands-on experience in your major. The Learning Center offers workshops on speed reading, study skills and time management. Academic advisors will help you plan your class schedule each semester.

How to enroll at UNT

High school students

We encourage you to fulfill the graduation requirements for the distinguished level of achievement under the Texas Foundation, Recommended or Distinguished Achievement high school program or the equivalent.

In your junior year, take the SAT or ACT and have your scores sent to UNT.

In your senior year, apply for admission at ApplyTexas by March 1 and request that your high school transcript be sent to the UNT admissions office.

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses can count toward college credit at UNT.

Transfer students

If you're attending a Texas community college, you should consult our online transfer guides, the UNT Undergraduate Catalog and an academic counselor or advisor to review your degree plan. Proper planning will allow you to receive the maximum amount of transfer credits.

Our Transfer Center will help you make a successful transition to college life at UNT by connecting you with a peer mentor and other campus resources. Each year, 3,900 students transfer to UNT. More information about the center is at transition.unt.edu.