Are you interested in television, radio and the web? Are you fascinated by emerging media technologies and what it means for television and radio news, information broadcasting and the world of electronic media?
By pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Converged Broadcast Media at the University of North Texas, you will be prepared for a career in television, radio and Internet-based news operations at local, national and international levels. Other career fields include:
In the Converged Broadcast Media program, you will receive a comprehensive education in media convergence, broadcast television and their social media and Internet components. In addition, you will learn about live TV news broadcasting, live on-location production, sports, entertainment and political events coverage.
Our course work examines a wide range of subjects such as:
Electives offer opportunities for sports broadcasting, TV news production, directing and broadcast production, radio and television announcing or videography.
While pursuing your degree, you can simultaneously earn an academic certificate in television news producing.
Our faculty members are internationally recognized scholars, seasoned media professionals and award-winning documentary filmmakers. Their books are used in university courses throughout the world, and faculty-produced films and television programs have aired on network television and at international media festivals. They also work for and have received recognitions from the Broadcast Education Association, the National Association of Broadcasters and the University Film and Video Association, among other national and international organizations.
Two of the most respected student media operations in Texas are available to you. Both are local, state and national award-winning media outlets. You can hone your skills by working at our 100,000-watt radio station (KNTU-FM) or our cable television station (ntTV). Both media outlets have active web sites staffed by our students.
The importance of internships is heavily stressed within this major and the department. 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 as well as possibly earn academic credit.
Scholarships are available to eligible students who need financial assistance while pursuing their undergraduate degree. Information about these scholarships is available at rtvf.unt.edu using the undergraduate/graduate link.
While meeting departmental requirements, you will be classified as a pre-major in Converged Broadcast Media. To be eligible for major status, you will need to complete at least 42 hours of course work, including a list of required pre-major courses, with at least a 2.75 UNT GPA. Transfer students should expect to spend one or more semesters as pre-majors before applying to the program. Visit catalog.unt.edu for more details.
Our Career Center, Internships and Cooperative Education office, and professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources that are available to you at UNT. The Career Center and the Internships and Cooperative Education office can provide advice about future employment opportunities as well as getting hands-on experience in your major. Academic advisors will help you plan your class schedule each semester.
We encourage you to fulfill the graduation requirements for the Texas Recommended or Distinguished Achievement Program or the equivalent in high school.
In your junior year, take the SAT or the ACT and have your scores sent to UNT.
In your senior year, apply for admission at www.applytexas.org 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. For more details, visit www.unt.edu/credit.
If youíre attending a Texas community college, you should consult our Transfer Articulation web page, the UNT Undergraduate Catalog and an academic counselor/advisor to review your degree plan. Proper planning will help you 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. More than 3,500 students transfer to UNT each year. The center is in the University Union, Room 320. More information is at transition.unt.edu.