Converged Broadcast Media


Your future in Converged Broadcast Media

Interested in television, radio and the web? 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'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:

  • Audience research
  • Corporate media
  • Creative services and marketing
  • Digital converged broadcast production
  • Documentary programming
  • Long-form broadcast storytelling, such as a news magazine show
  • Multichannel television
  • Video storytelling

What we offer

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:

  • Electronic news management
  • Interviewing and performance
  • News media analysis
  • Shooting and editing for television
  • Writing and reporting for radio, television and the internet

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.

What to expect

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.

HOW TO ENROLL AT UNT

High school students

Get detailed information on recognized high school graduation programs and SAT/ACT requirements.

In your senior year, apply for admission at ApplyTexas.org by the March 1 priority date and request that your high school transcript be sent to the UNT admissions office. Do you live out of state? For your convenience, you can apply through the Common Application.

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 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.