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Radio, Television and Film department prepares students for professional careers by immersing them in real-world work.

The Radio, Television and Film program at Texas Southern University engages students in the production and critical studies of radio, television, film and new media. We offer our students a balanced curriculum that provides integrated study and training in the art and business of the electronic media. The Bachelor of Arts program in Radio, Television and Film combines 60 credit hours of a broad general education with 61 credit hours of required, related and free electives that each student can shape toward their individual educational goals within the major. The Production emphasis blends practical, hands-on learning with a firm grounding in the aesthetics, history and craft of media production. The Media Studies emphasis blends practical research and writing skills with the study of the history, evolution and business practices of the electronic media. With programs that combine a strong liberal arts framework with the latest media technology, our students are taught to think critically as they explore countless opportunities to express themselves creatively and prepare for professional careers as the next generation of communication leaders. Students in the Department of Radio, Television and Film engage, learn and achieve. Texas southern University students’ productions have won over 10 local, regional, and national awards since 2010.

Our students have access to a rich variety of resources including:

Award-winning faculty who are industry experts, working professionals, and accomplished scholars, including local and regional award winners, documentary and feature filmmakers, radio personalities, writers, editors, and producers. State-of-the-art television, film and radio facilities including radio station, KTSU 90.9 FM Radio (The Choice), in which to work and learn, as early as the first year Unparalleled real-world experience on and off-campus, including hundreds of internship opportunities within 30 miles of Houston, the 8th largest media market in the U.S. Selecting a specialty is not required for students seeking a degree in Radio, Television, and Film. In consultation with academic advisors, students may select a combination of radio, television, and film courses (RTF electives only) that are available in the current inventory of courses. Degree plans with and without a minor are available for students interested in radio, television, and film.


Introduction to Media Studies (RTF 130)  Close

Introduction to Media Studies

Survey of history, theories, aesthetics, cultural, political, economic, and international characteristics of mass media in society. Three hours of lecture per week.

Prerequisite(s): None

Number of Credit Hours: 3

Introduction to Media Aesthetics and Production (RTF 131)  Open
Introduction to Film (RTF 240)  Open
Film Industry (RTF 250)  Open
Introduction to Videography (RTF 255)  Open
Introduction to Digital Video Editing (RTF 268)  Open
Independent Internship (RTF 299)  Open
Media Analysis and Criticism (RTF 331)  Open
Writing for Electronic Media and Film (RTF 335)  Open
Digital Effects for Film and Video (RTF 340)  Open
Media Management and Marketing (RTF 344)  Open
Producing Media for the Web and Beyond (RTF 345)  Open
Introduction to Documentary Film (RTF 352)  Open
Digital Film Production I (RTF 353)  Open
Television Production (RTF 355)  Open
Digital Film and Video Postproduction (RTF 358)  Open
Voice and Diction for Media Performance (RTF 360)  Open
Introduction to Radio Operations (RTF 361)  Open
Film and Television Sound (RTF 362)  Open
Studies in Film History (RTF 371)  Open
Producing (RTF 380)  Open
Film and Video Lighting (RTF 382)  Open
Independent Study (RTF 430)  Open
Advanced Writing for Electronic Media and Film (RTF 435)  Open
Media and Society (RTF 438)  Open
Documentary Production (RTF 452)  Open
Digital Film Production II (RTF 453)  Open
Advanced Voice Training (460)  Open
Radio Programming and Production (RTF 461)  Open