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On Campus
Est. time to complete:

4 years
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Use state of the art equipment and software to create audio and visual stories using the latest technology with UNT's media arts program.
Do you want to produce radio or television programs? Or perhaps you dream of making an award-winning film or documentary? Get the skills you need to meet those goals by pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media Arts (MRTS) at the University of North Texas.

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Why Earn a Media Arts Degree?

An innovative curriculum along with engaged faculty and staff makes our MRTS program one of the nation's best. We provide you a strong, theoretical education combined with hands-on experience utilizing the same equipment used by industry professionals. You'll have access to:

  • Two live broadcast HD television studios
  • Avid certified editing labs
  • Pro Tools Surround Sound mixing studios
  • Suites for audio and video postproduction and advanced color correction
  • Sony and RED 4K Digital Cinema cameras
  • State-of-the-art radio production and broadcast studios

Technology is rapidly changing the media landscape. A Media Arts degree provides a strong, theoretical education combined with hands-on experience utilizing the same tools used by industry professionals.

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

Internship opportunities are plentiful since the Dallas-Fort Worth region is the nation's fifth-largest media market. Internships allow you to gain valuable work experience and possibly earn academic credit. Scholarships are available to eligible students who need financial assistance while pursuing their degrees.

Marketable Skills
  • Media and research writing
  • Multi-media content creation/storytelling
  • Teamwork
  • In-depth knowledge of media operations
  • Facilitation of industry standard software/hardware

Media Arts Degree Highlights

We're an institutional member of the Broadcast Education Association, Texas Association of Broadcast Educators and the University Film and Video Association. These organizations provide our faculty members with additional perspectives on current topics.
UNT Short Film Club offers many great ways to get involved, from coming to our meetings and weekly workshops, participating in our filmmaking challenges, and attending guest speaker lectures, to working on our SFC official & independent productions and television shows.
You can further hone your skills by working at our 100,000-watt radio station (KNTU-FM) or cable television station (ntTV).
Students' work has earned Lone Star Emmys, Telly Awards and honors from the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters, the regional chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association.
Our students annually compete in international and national film festivals and student competitions. Their work has screened at the Dallas International Film Festival, the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in France and the Student Academy Award Regional finalist screenings in Chicago.
Faculty members include internationally recognized scholars; media professionals with backgrounds in film production, news, broadcasting and social media; and award-winning documentary and narrative filmmakers. Their books are used in university courses throughout the world.

What Can You Do With a Media Arts Degree?

A degree in MRTS will help prepare you for a career in:

  • Broadcast, corporate, nonprofit, education and social media production
  • Narrative or documentary digital cinema production
  • Producing and directing fiction and nonfiction television and online media
  • Digital editing and post-production
  • Live and studio-based television and video production
  • Radio and audio production/post-production
  • Social media production and marketing
  • Media management and entrepreneurship


Media Arts Degree Courses You Could Take

Introduction to Media Arts Writing (3 hrs)
Introduction to media writing and study of the basic theories, methodologies, techniques, principles and formats for the scripting of narrative and non-narrative media, including “New Media.” Related software for screenplay, television, industrial and multi-media writing is explored.
Podcasting (3 hrs)
Content will cover podcast history and genres, audio storytelling, recording and editing, digital delivery techniques, legal issues, audio equipment, and podcast distribution. Student podcasts will be produced utilizing both audio studio and audio location sound equipment, and audio editing.
Digital Media and Society (3 hrs)
Overview of development, organization and operation of different digital media technologies, platforms and industries. Analyzes broader concepts related to identity, community, and privacy.
Media Authors (3 hrs)
Examines film, television, games, or other media art from the point of its authorial creation. Rotating topics may include the work of specific directors, screenwriters or producers.
Gender and Sexuality in the Horror Film (3 hrs)
Examines the history of the horror film, focusing on issues related to how the genre configures gender and sexuality.
Film Style Production (3 hrs)
Basic single-camera production concepts and techniques using small format video cameras and editing equipment.

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