By pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Converged Broadcast Media at the University of North Texas, you'll be prepared for a career in television, radio and internet-based news operations at the local, national and international levels. Other career fields include:
In the Converged Broadcast Media program, you'll receive a comprehensive education in media convergence, broadcast television and their social media and internet components. In addition, you'll learn about live TV news broadcasting, live on-location production, sports, entertainment and political events coverage.
Our coursework 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 a certificate in television news producing, electronic media management or Spanish language media.
Our faculty members are internationally recognized scholars, seasoned media professionals and award-winning documentary producers. Their books are used in university courses throughout the world, and faculty-produced films and programs have aired on network television and at international media festivals. Faculty members also work for and have been recognized by the Broadcast Education Association, the National Association of Broadcasters, the Television Academy Foundation and the Society of Professional Journalists, among other national and international organizations.
You can hone your skills by working at one of our two award-winning student media outlets. Our 100,000-watt radio station (KNTU-FM) and cable television station (ntTV) have won awards on the local, state and national levels. Both media outlets have active websites staffed by our students.
Internships are required in this major and are heavily stressed in the department. Internships allow you to gain valuable work experience and possibly earn academic credit. Internship opportunities abound due to the university's location within the North Texas region, which is ranked the nation's fifth largest media market.
Scholarships are available to eligible students.
You'll be classified as a pre-major in Converged Broadcast Media while meeting departmental requirements. To be eligible for major status, you'll need to complete at least 42 credit hours of coursework, 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 the catalog for more details.
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 internships, future employment opportunities and getting hands-on experience in your major. The Learning Center conducts workshops on speed reading, study skills and time management. Academic advisors will help you plan your class schedule each semester.