Technology is rapidly changing the media landscape. Get the tools you need for your future in the media 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:
Your degree will also provide a solid foundation for graduate school.
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). Studentsí work at these stations has earned Telly Awards, Lone Star Emmys, Broadcast Education Association awards, Hometown Media Awards and 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.
In addition to earning a bachelorís degree, you can simultaneously earn certificates in television news producing, media management and Spanish language media.
RTVF faculty members include internationally recognized scholars, seasoned media professionals and award-winning documentary and narrative filmmakers. Their books are used in university courses throughout the world, and faculty- produced films and television programs have aired on network television and been screened at New Yorkís Museum of Modern Art. They also work for and have received recognitions from national and international organizations focusing on media education and film preservation.
Our media and production faculty members are highly experienced professionals with backgrounds in production, news, broadcasting and new media.
The Center for Spanish Language Media hosts seminars and conducts research on the Spanish media industry. We are also an institutional member of the Broadcast Education Association, Texas Association of Broadcasters, and the University Film and Video Association.
Our Residents Engaged in Academic Living Community brings RTVF majors who live on campus together to enhance academic and social experiences. More information about the Radio, Television and Film Community is at www.unt.edu/housing.
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. Information is available at rtvf.unt.edu.
To be eligible for RTVF major status, you must 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 www.unt.edu/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, 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 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.