Media Arts


Your Future In Media Arts

Technology is rapidly changing the media landscape. Get the skills you need for a future in the media industries with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media Arts from the University of North Texas.
A Media Arts degree will prepare you for a career in:

  • Corporate, governmental and educational media
  • Documentary or narrative film production
  • Live and studio-based television and video production
  • Radio and audio production
  • Social media, media marketing and management

What we offer

State-of-the-art equipment, an excellent curriculum and engaged faculty make UNT's Media Arts program one of the nation's best.

We provide you with 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). Student workers at these stations have earned:

  • Broadcast Education Association awards
  • EMPixx Awards
  • Hometown Media Awards
  • Lone Star Emmy Awards
  • Telly Awards
  • Various recognitions from the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters and the regional chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists

Our students and alumni have also competed well in film contests and had their work screened at film festivals around the world.

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

Media Arts faculty members include internationally recognized scholars; seasoned media professionals with backgrounds in production, news, broadcasting and new media; and award-winning documentary and narrative filmmakers.

Their books are used in university courses throughout the world, and faculty-produced films and programs have aired on network television and been screened at New York's Museum of Modern Art. They also work for and have been recognized by national and international organizations focusing on media education and film preservation.

We are an institutional member of the Broadcast Education Association, Texas Association of Broadcasters and the University Film and Video Association. These organizations provide our faculty members additional perspectives on current issues and topics.

Internship opportunities abound due to the university's location within the North Texas region, which is ranked 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.

Our Living-Learning Communities (LLC) bring together Media Arts majors who live on campus to enhance academic and social experiences. LLCs give you the chance to form strong bonds by taking several classes with a small group of your Media Arts classmates.

What to expect

To become a Media Arts major, you'll need to complete at least 42 credit hours of coursework, 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 program. Visit the 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, Learning Center and professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources available to you at UNT. The Career Center can provide advice about future employment opportunities and getting hands-on experience in your major. The Learning Center offers 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.