Department of Radio-Television-Film

Because prerequisites are subject to change, students should consult the Course Schedule before registering.

For Radio-Television-Film 307308, 317, and 318 during Fall and Spring semesters, the department restricts enrollment during the first registration period to radio-television-film majors. During later registration periods, courses in which space is available may be opened to non-majors.

Most upper-division radio-television-film courses in production are restricted to radio-television-film majors.

Students wishing to add a course not accessible online due to major restrictions, prerequisites, etc. may try to pursue a radio-television-film late add by contacting the instructor of the course. Late adds begin on the fifth class day of the semester and require a late add form.

The Department of Radio-Television-Film reserves the right to retain and to use for noncommercial purposes copies of all work completed by students as part of departmental course assignments.

The information in parentheses after a course number is the Texas Common Course Numbering (TCCN) designation. Only TCCN designations that are exact semester-hour equivalents of University courses are listed here. Additional TCCN information is given in Appendix A.

Radio-Television-Film: RTF

Lower-Division Courses

RTF 301N. Introductory Topics in Radio-Television-Film.

Restricted to non-radio-television-film majors only. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

RTF 301S. Social Activism in Film.

Restricted to non-radio-television-film majors. Explores ways filmmakers express ideas about important movements and social issues. Three lecture hours and one two-and-one-half-hour screening each week for one semester. Radio-Television-Film 301N (Topic: Social Activism in Film) and 301S may not both be counted.

RTF 302C. Media Literacy in the Digital World.

Restricted to non-radio-television-film majors. Addresses media and information literacy skills that can be used to support personal, academic, civic, and career interests through thoughtful access, critical analysis, evaluation and production of media in a digital world. In the process, the uses of literacy throughout history are contextualized within broader cultural, political, economic and aesthetic traditions. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Radio-Television-Film 301N (Topic: Media Literacy), 302C, 365D (Topic: Media Literacy and Civic Engagement), or 365D (Topic 3).

RTF 303C. Introduction to Media and Entertainment Industries.

Introduction to Media and Entertainment Industries provides a foundational social science understanding of media and entertainment industries. Drawing on insights from media studies, management, and sociology, uses social science theories, methods, and practices to examine social, political, and economic forces that shape and are shaped by media production, distribution, and monetization. Three lecture hours per week for one semester. Additional hours may be arranged.

RTF 304. Storytelling in Film and Television.

Restricted to non-radio-television-film majors. Study of the way meaning is structured and perceived in film, television, and digital/interactive media; introduction to basic storytelling techniques in multiple media formats. Includes viewing and analysis of movies, television series, video games, and various other media narratives. Three lecture hours and two and one-half hours of film screenings a week for one semester. Radio-Television-Film 304 and 317 may not both be counted.

RTF 305 (TCCN: COMM 1307). Introduction to Media Studies.

Introduction to historical, cultural, political, economic, and international characteristics of film, television, and other media in society. Two lecture hours, one discussion hour, and one two-and-one-half-hour film screening a week for one semester.

RTF 306. Introduction to World Cinema History.

Survey of the aesthetic, cultural, economic, political, and technological trends impacting motion pictures around the world from their origins in the late nineteenth century through the present. Three lecture hours and one two-and-one-half-hour of film screenings a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Radio-Television-Film 306, 314, or 322C.

RTF 307. Media and Society.

Concentrates on media's role in society, including our contributions as participants and audiences, as well as consequences to our social norms, political engagement, and identities. Considers how media work within local, national, and global contexts, addressing social continuities and disruptions, organizational processes, policies and politics, and economic conditions. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. An additional discussion section may also be required.

RTF 308. Development of Film and Media.

Study of historical development of the film, radio, television, and digital media industries. Overview of the cultural, social, economic, and technological contexts in which media have been produced and circulated. Three lecture hours and two and one-half hours of film screening a week for one semester. A one-hour discussion section may also be required.

RTF 317. Narrative Strategies and Media Design.

Study of the way meaning is structured and perceived in film, television, and digital/interactive media; introduction to basic storytelling techniques in multiple media formats. Includes viewing and analysis of movies, television series, video games, and various other media narratives. Three lecture hours, one hour discussion, and one two-and-one-half hour film screening a week for one semester. Students may not enroll in this course more than twice. Radio-Television-Film 304 and 317 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Three semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film.

RTF 318. Introduction to Image and Sound.

Exploration of fundamental film and digital production concepts and techniques through lectures, projects, and laboratory work. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Students may not enroll in this course more than twice. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film.

RTF 119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in Radio-Television-Film.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Radio-Television-Film. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Upper-Division Courses

RTF 321C. History of American Television.

Survey of the evolution of United States television programming, aesthetics, production, and policy. Three lecture hours and two and one-half hours of film screenings a week for one semester. Radio-Television-Film 316 and 321C may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

RTF 321D. Film History to 1960.

Introductory survey of the history of world cinema to 1960. Explores the development of film as a narrative medium, key filmmakers, films, and of the origins of the main elements of film grammar. Three lecture hours and two and one-half hours of film screenings a week for one semester. Radio-Television-Film 321D and 322C may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

RTF 322D. Film History 1960 to Present.

Three lecture hours and two and one-half hours of film screenings a week for one semester. Radio-Television-Film 322C and 322D may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

RTF 323C. Screening Race.

Introduction to the study of race and ethnicity in U.S. film, television, and new media. Includes focus on media histories, media criticism, production strategies, and U.S. audiences. Three lecture hours and two and one-half hours of film screenings a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Communication 316M, Radio-Television-Film 316M, 323C. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

RTF 324C. Introduction to Global Media.

Introduces the role of global media as a set of texts, technologies, and industries that shape our identities, our social worlds, and our political practices. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Radio-Television-Film 312C and 324C may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

RTF 324L. Topics in the Entertainment Professions.

Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Contemporary issues, practices, and skills related to communication and the entertainment industries, including studies in the business of entertainment, the entertainment professions, the creative process, and contemporary Hollywood cinema. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

Topic 5: Careers in Entertainment-Los Angeles. Explores specific career interests with a focus on skills, experience, training, and contacts that are required in Los Angeles. Taught in Los Angeles, California. Only one of the following may be counted: Communication 324 (Topic: Careers in Entertainment), 324 (Topic 5), Radio-Television-Film 324L (Topic: Careers in Entertainment), 324L (Topic 5).

RTF 326C. Tech Culture.

Examines ideas about the relationship between technology and culture, how US culture views technology, and the historically contingent design, development and use of different media and communication technologies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Communication 309, Radio-Television-Film 309, 326C. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

RTF 327C. Digital Remix Cultures.

Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Introduction to the study of digital remix cultures. Subjects will include medium specific mash-up cultures and platforms (image, audio, video), authorship and ownership, political remix and culture jamming, and memes. Assignments will merge theory and practice. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester. Radio-Television-Film 319 and 327C may not both be counted. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

RTF 328C. Gender and Media Culture.

Critical analysis of media and its interrelation with issues of gender. Three lecture hours and one two-and-one-half hour film screening a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Radio-Television-Film 359 (Topic: Women and Media Culture), 359S (Topic 2), 325C, 328C. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

RTF 329C. Digital Media Production.

Interactive course designed to teach foundational Digital Media Production tools. Apply digital media tools and techniques to a variety of tasks in the pipeline of production from concept, storyboard, layout to compositor, VFX, CG and interactive design. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours each week for one semester. Radio-Television-Film 329C and 344M (Topic: Digital Media Production may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Forty-five hours of coursework.

RTF 129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in Radio-Television-Film.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Radio-Television-Film. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

RTF 330K. Introduction to Research Methods.

Introduction to applied media research and research criticism; fundamentals of audience analysis, survey design, experimental and field research, content analysis. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

RTF 330L. Internship in Film and Electronic Media.

Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Practical work experience related to the study of film, television, radio, or other media. Students must make their own arrangements to secure relevant internships. The equivalent of ten lecture hours a week for one semester. Radio-Television-Film 330L and 330M may not both be counted. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of the internship coordinator.

RTF 330M. Internship in Digital Media.

Restricted to non-radio-television-film majors. Practical work experience in digital media and postproduction media. Students must make their own arrangements to secure relevant internships. The equivalent of ten lecture hours a week for one semester. Radio-Television-Film 330L and 330M may not both be counted. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

RTF 330N. Internship in Media Industries.

Restricted to non-radio-television-film majors. Practical work experience related to media industries. Students must make their own arrangements to secure relevant internships. The equivalent of ten lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Prerequisite: Upper division standing and consent of the internship coordinator.

RTF 331K. Film, Video, and Television Theory.

Survey of basic theories that seek to explain the relationships between film, video, television, and their respective audiences. Three lecture hours and one two-and-a-half hour film screening a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 1: Cult Movies and Gender Issues.
Topic 2: Television and Theories of Gender.
Topic 4: Feminist Media Theory. Survey of basic feminist media theory.
Topic 5: Screen Theory. Survey of basic screen theory.
Topic 7: Stardom and Celebrity Culture. Survey of the construction and meanings of stardom in film, television, and new media. Subjects include links with the media industries; stardom and race, class, gender, and sexuality; and new permutations of celebrity culture. Only one of the following may be counted: Radio-Television-Film 331K (Topic: Critical Studies of Film and Television Stardom), 331K (Topic 6), 331K (Topic 7).
Topic 8: Transmedia Storytelling. Radio-Television-Film 331K (Topic: Transmedia Storytelling) and 331K (Topic 8) may not both be counted.

RTF 331L. Corporate and Instructional Video.

Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Study, design, production, use, and evaluation of corporate and instructional video materials. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with studio hours to be arranged. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

RTF 331M. New Communication Technologies.

Survey of history of new communication technologies. Analysis of regulation, policy, economics, and programming of new communication technologies. Three lecture hours and one-and-one-half hours laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 1: Digital Media and Design. Radio-Television-Film 331M (Topic 1) and 331P (Topic: Digital Media & Design) may not both be counted.

RTF 331N. The Information Society.

Introduction to information technologies such as the Internet, telephones, and computers and their relation to existing media; includes history, policy, economics, and social impact. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 1: Information Society and Beyond. Radio-Television-Film 331N (Topic: Information Society) and 331N (Topic 1) may not both be counted.

RTF 331P. Topics in New Communication Technologies.

Applications and potential effects of new telecommunications and information technologies in the home, workplace, and in education, social services, and politics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 3: Internet Cultures. Radio-Television-Film 331P (Topic: Internet Cultures) and 331P (Topic 3) may not both be counted.
Topic 4: Video Game Culture and Criticism. Radio-Television-Film 331P (Topic: Video Game Culture & Criticism) and 331P (Topic 4) may not both be counted.

RTF 331Q. Topics in Digital Media.

Laboratory explorations of the spatial and narrative dimensions of the digital environment. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: For radio-television-film majors, the following coursework with a grade of at least C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 318 or 319, and nine additional semester hours of coursework chosen from Radio-Television-Film 309, 314, 316, 317, 318, and 319; for others, upper-division standing.

RTF 331R. Topics in New Media.

Students produce projects in either film, video, computer animation, collage, sculpture, assemblage, soundscape, or performance. Prior experience in one or more media is helpful but not necessary. Three lecture hours and one and one-half studio hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: For radio-television-film majors, twelve semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film; for others, upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

RTF 333. Introduction to Screenwriting.

An introduction to screenwriting for features, short films, documentaries, and television. Lectures explore the basic theory of story, character, and structure. Students write original screenplays during workshop hours. One and one-half lecture hours and two workshop hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For radio-television-film majors, upper-division standing and twelve semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film; for non-majors, upper-division standing.

RTF 335. Television Analysis and Criticism.

Analysis of critical methods, selected television programs, and selected critics. Practice in written criticism required of all students. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with two-and-one-half-hours of film screening a week. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 1: Television in the Post-Network Era. Examination of contemporary television's formal-aesthetic traits as well as its shifting position as a cultural, social, political and industrial force. Exploration of how television is being transformed as it converges with other digital technologies. Only one of the following may be counted: Radio-Television-Film 335 (Topic: Contemporary TV Criticism), 335 (Topic: TV Analysis and Criticism), 335 (Topic 1), and 335 (Topic 3).
Topic 2: Race, Class and Gender in American Television. Surveys history and contemporary debates regarding the construction of race, class, gender and sexual orientation in U.S. television from the late 1940s through the present day and related issues of television aesthetics, production practices, audiences, and advocacy. Radio-Television-Film 335 (Topic 2) and 335 (Topic: Race, Class and Gender in American Television) may not both be counted.
Topic 3: Contemporary Television Criticism. Only one of the following may be counted: Radio-Television-Film 335 (Topic: Contemporary TV Criticism), 335 (Topic: TV Analysis and Criticism), 335 (Topic 1), and 335 (Topic 3).

RTF 336. Special Projects in Radio-Television-Film.

Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Comprehensive research or creative projects in areas of special interest developed and executed by the student under faculty supervision. Individual instruction. May be taken twice for credit. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of the department.

RTF 337. Radio Fundamentals.

Fundamentals of audio program production. Students create either brief or long audio programs. Three lecture and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; Radio-Television-Film 317 and 318 with a grade of at least B-, and six additional hours of lower division coursework in Radio-Television-Film.

Topic 1: Audio Visions. Radio-Television-Film 337 (Topic: Audio Visions) and 337 (Topic 1) may not both be counted.

RTF 337P. Multitrack Audio Production.

Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Principles and practice of multitrack audio production. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with studio hours to be arranged. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; Radio-Television-Film 317 and 318 with a grade of at least B- in each; and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film with a grade of at least C in each course.

RTF 340. Studio Production.

Introduction to production of television programs, including the multicamera format. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. May not be taken concurrently with Radio-Television-Film 366 or 366K. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Radio-Television-Film 317 and 318 with a grade of at least B- in each, and six additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film.

Topic 1: Drama/Music Production.
Topic 2: Public Affairs Production.
Topic 4: Multi-Camera Television Directing. Radio-Television-Film 340 (Topic: Multi-Cam Television Directing) and 340 (Topic 4) may not both be counted.

RTF 341. Audio Production: Sound for Picture.

Theory and practice of producing quality audio for television, film, and other picture media. Includes basic editing on a digital audio workstation. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Radio-Television-Film 317 and 318 with a grade of at least B- in each, and six additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film.

RTF 341C. Advanced Audio: Sound Design and Postproduction.

Sound design and editing, and fundamentals of postproduction audio mixing. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Radio-Television-Film 317 and 318 with a grade of at least B- in each, and six additional hours of lower-division coursework in Radio-Television-Film.

Topic 1: Sound Design and Mixing. Sound design and editing, and post-production sound process for film, television, and immersive media. Radio-Television-Film 341C (Topic: Sound Design and Mixing) and 341C (Topic 1) may not both be counted.

RTF 342. Topics in Global Media.

Study of political, social, cultural, and economic factors affecting the use and impact of communication systems in an international context. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 1: National Media Systems.
Topic 2: Comparative Media Systems.
Topic 4: Participatory Media.
Topic 6: Development Communication. Same as Middle Eastern Studies 341 (Topic 4). Middle Eastern Studies 341 (Topic 4) and Radio-Television-Film 342 (Topic 6) may not both be counted.
Topic 7: Global Media Systems.
Topic 8: Development Communication and Social Change. Examines the strategic use of communication technologies and processes to engage in social change in a global context. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 322 (Topic: Dev Comm and Social Change), Middle Eastern Studies 342 (Topic: Dev Comm and Social Change), Radio-Television-Film 342 (Topic: Dev Comm and Social Change), 342 (Topic 8).

RTF 342S. Topics in Global Media.

Study of political, social, cultural, and economic factors affecting the use and impact of communication systems in an international context. Three lecture hours and one two-and-one half-hour screening a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 1: Global Hollywood. Radio-Television-Film 342 (Topic: Global Hollywood) and 342S (Topic 1) may not both be counted.
Topic 2: Indian Cinema. Radio-Television-Film 342 (Topic: Indian Cinema) and 342S (Topic 2) may not both be counted.

RTF 343. Advanced Video Production.

Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Advanced study in film, television, and media production. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; Radio-Television-Film 366K.

Topic 1: Advanced Narrative Production. Individual and group production of short films using high-definition video. Additional prerequisite: Radio-Television-Film 366K (Topic 2: Narrative Production).
Topic 2: Advanced Documentary Production. Individual and group production of a documentary, from research and preproduction to completion. Additional prerequisite: Radio-Television-Film 366K (Topic 3: Documentary Production)
Topic 3: Advanced Soundstage Production. Group production of short films using the Hollywood soundstage as the primary model.
Topic 4: Creating Cross-Platform Fundraising Media. Small group production of client-commissioned fundraising media and an exploration of the realm of independent production contracting. Radio-Television-Film 343 (Topic 4) and 344M (Topic: Cross-Platform Content Creation) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing, and Radio-Television-Film 346, 366D, 366K, or 368 with a grade of at least B.
Topic 5: Developing Independent Feature Films. Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Group research and lectures about producing an independent feature film. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Radio-Television-Film 343 (Topic: Developing Indie Feature Films) and 343 (Topic 5) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and Radio-Television-Film 340 or 366K.
Topic 8: Cinema Laboratory. Explores the cinematic form on an elemental level through the making of several short films. Utilizes cinema-making skills through attention to process and experimentation in order to move to a higher level of precision. Radio-Television-Film 343 (Topic: Cinema Laboratory) and 343 (Topic 8) may not both be counted.

RTF 343C. Acting for Filmmakers.

Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Explores core elements of acting technique through scene study, improvisation, and other exercises. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Radio-Television-Film 343 (Topic: Acting for Filmmakers) and 343C may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-divison standing; and Radio-Television-Film 366D or 366K.

RTF 343D. Cinematography.

Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Visual storytelling and the art of cinematography through practice in a workshop environment. Three lecture and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Radio-Television-Film 343D and 368 (Topic 2) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper division standing; Radio-Television-Film 366K.

RTF 343M. Master Class.

Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Incorporates a guest speaker series, focused on a particular topic for the semester. Students conduct research, coordinate and attend the speaker series, and pursue creative projects related to the semester's topic. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Radio-Television-Film 317 and 318 with a grade of at least B- in each, and six additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film.

RTF 343N. Advanced Three-Dimensional Production.

Carries the principles developed in Radio-Television-Film 366M into a variety of hands-on production settings and projects, including large-crew productions at Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater, as well as smaller shoots in a variety of other studios and locations. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester, with additional hours to be arranged. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; Radio-Television-Film 366M.

RTF 344M. Special Applications of Digital Media Production.

Special topics in digital media theory, design, or development. May include visual effects and motion graphics or digital media and digital art. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with studio hours to be arranged. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: For Radio-Television-Film majors, upper-division standing, Radio-Television-Film 317 and 318 with a grade of at least B-, and six additional hours of coursework in Radio-Television-Film; for non-majors, upper-division standing.

Topic 1: Interactive Digital Storytelling. Use of digital tools to create original web-based audiovisual productions and the study of impact of digital media and technology on traditional film and video production.
Topic 3: Introduction to Visual Effects and Motion Graphics. Designed to introduce students to the core concepts and techniques used in visual effects and motion graphics. Subjects include, but are not limited to, compositing, animation, particles, and greenscreen. Radio-Television-Film 344M (Topic: Visual Effects) and 344M (Topic 3) may not both be counted.
Topic 4: Interactive Media and Game Development. Radio-Television-Film 344M (Topic: Interactive Media and Game Development) and 344M (Topic 4) may not both be counted.
Topic 5: Writing for Interactive Games and Media. Designed to give aspiring game writers the skills, knowledge and techniques needed to write successfully for the games industry. Through the creation of original interactive games, focuses on such fundamentals as premise, character development, story structure, and the creation of multi-level worlds. Only one of the following may be counted: Radio-Television-Film 344M (Topic: Wri for Interact Games & Media), 344M (Topic 5), Theatre and Dance 355T (Topic: Writing for Interactive Games).
Topic 6: Introduction to 3D Animation. Only one of the following may be counted: Radio-Television-Film 344M (Topic: Computer Animation and 3-D Modeling), 344M (Topic 2), 344M (Topic 6).

RTF 344N. Advanced Applications of Digital Media Production.

Advanced topics in digital media theory, design, and development. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Radio-Television-Film 344M.

Topic 1: Advanced Visual Effects and Motion Graphics. Explores advanced subjects, concepts, and techniques in compositing, image and projection, digital painting, and animation. Radio-Television-Film 344N (Topic: Advanced Visual Effects) and 344N (Topic 1) may not both be counted. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Additional prerequisite: Radio-Television-Film 344M (Topic 3: Introduction to Visual Effects and Motion Graphics).
Topic 2: Advanced Effects: Modeling. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Additional prerequisite: Radio-Television-Film 344M (Topic 6) (or Radio-Television-Film 344M (Topic 2: Computer Graphics for Film and Games)).
Topic 3: Advanced Effects: Rigging. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Additional prerequisite: Radio-Television-Film 344M (Topic 6) (or Radio-Television-Film 344M (Topic 2: Computer Graphics for Film and Games)).
Topic 4: Undergraduate Animation Thesis. Each student will produce a two- to ten-minute animated short film. Radio-Television-Film 344N (Topic: Undergraduate Animation Thesis) and 344N (Topic 4) may not both be counted. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Additional prerequisite: One of the following: Radio-Television-Film 343N, 344M (Topic 3), 344N (Topic 1), 351C, 351D, or 366M.
Topic 7: Advanced 3D Animation. Hands-on approach to learning character animation in Maya. Introduction to the fundamental methods needed to create animated characters, including techniques used to create motion. Only one of the following may be counted: Radio-Television-Film 344N (Topic: Character Animation in 3D), 344N (Topic 5), and 344N (Topic 7). Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Additional prerequisite: Radio-Television-Film 344M (Topic 6: Introduction to 3D Animation) or 344M (Topic 2: Introduction to 3D Animation).

RTF 344T. Game Development Capstone.

Capstone courses in game development. Three lecture hours and three lab hours per week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Game Development Capstone: Two Dimensional Games. Radio-Television-Film 344N (Topic 6: Game Development Capstone: 2D Games) and 344T (Topic 1) may not both be counted.
Topic 2: Game Development Capstone: Three Dimensional Games. Radio-Television-Film 344N (Topic: GAME DEVEL CAPSTONE: 3D GAMES) and 344T (Topic 2) may not both be counted.

RTF 345. Studies in Film History.

Critical assessment of major genres, periods, movements, and personalities in United States and international film history. Three lecture hours and one two-and-one-half-hour screening a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 1: Third World Cinema: Asia and the Middle East.
Topic 2: Israeli Cinema and Television.
Topic 3: History of Mexican Cinema.
Topic 4: Latin American Cinema.
Topic 5: Third World Cinema: Africa and the Americas.
Topic 6: Experimental Film and Video. Critical assessment of the history and current trends in experimental film and video. Radio-Television-Film 331K (Topic: Experimental Film and Video) and 345 (Topic 6) may not both be counted.
Topic 7: British Film and Television. Radio-Television-Film 345 (Topic: History of British Film) and RTF 345 (Topic 7) cannot both be counted.
Topic 8: Social Documentary. Radio-Television-Film 345 (Topic: Social Documentary) and 345 (Topic 8) may not both be counted.
Topic 9: Women Behind The Camera. Radio-Television-Film 345 (Topic: Women Behind the Camera) and 345 (Topic 9) may not both be counted.
Topic 10: Chinese Auteurs. Radio-Television-Film 345 (Topic: Chinese Auteurs) and 345 (Topic 10) may not both be counted.

RTF 345C. Experimental Media and the Art of Disruption.

Explores experimental and avant-garde media. Through the intentional disruption of mainstream media aesthetics and conventions, experimental media artists confront, question, and recontextualize the traditional narratives and conventions of commercial media. Examines a portfolio of experimental work across genre, including narrative and non-narrative film, title sequences, the use of media performance and gallery installations, public art, online interactive formats, and experimental video games. Three lecture hours per week for one semester. Radio-Television Film 345 (Topic: Exper Media, Art of Disruption) and 345C may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

RTF 346. Introduction to Editing.

Theory and practice of video and film editing techniques. Three lecture hours and one and one-half laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Radio-Television-Film 317 and 318 with a grade of at least B- in each, and six additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film.

RTF 347C. The Business of Media.

Survey of business practices in film, television, music, and digital media industries: development, production, distribution, and exhibition. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Upper-division standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

Topic 3: The Entertainment Industry: The Big Picture. Restricted to students admitted to the Semester in Los Angeles Program. Explores the commercial challenges that face producers and network and studio executives, and addresses the continual struggle between creativity and the bottom line. Taught in Los Angeles, California. Only one of the following may be counted: Communication 324 (Topic: How Hollywood Works-L A), 324 (Topic 1: How Hollywood Works-Los Angeles), Radio-Television-Film 347C (Topic: How Hollywood Works-L A), 347C (Topic 1: How Hollywood Works-Los Angeles), 347C (Topic 3).

RTF 347D. Media Industries.

Examination of the economics and the production, research, management, and distribution practices of the film and electronic media industries. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing

RTF 347E. Advanced Editing.

In-depth look at the principles, techniques, and aesthetics of editing; building a broad background for students' future professional development. Designed to provide a basic-to-intermediate level of familiarity with Avid editing software, by discussing and working on provided narrative, documentary, and technical exercises; various approaches to editing style in each case. Three lecture hours and one two-and-one-half-hour film screening a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Radio-Television-Film 344 (Topic: Advanced Editing), 346C, 346E (Topic: Advanced Editing), 347E. Prerequisite: Radio-Television-Film 346 with a grade of at least B.

RTF 347P. The Business of Hollywood.

Explores contemporary media industries: how media industries operate,and the "big picture" of the contemporary film, television, and digital media landscape. Large-scale issues being faced by those working in the entertainment industry - including the impact of conglomerate ownership, regulation, globalization, and digitization on creative practices and work roles. Three lecture hours and one one-and-a-half-hour speaker series each week for one semester. Radio-Television-Film 347C (Topic: Business of Hollywood) and 347P may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

RTF 348. Studies in Media Industries.

Examination of the economics and the production, research, management, and distribution practices of the film and electronic media industries. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 2: Development Process of Film and Television-Los Angeles. Same as Communication 324 (Topic 2). Restricted to students admitted to the Semester in Los Angeles Program. Examines the development process in both film and television; preparing pitches, coverage, and development notes; identifying strengths and weaknesses of literary material typical of that submitted to studios, networks, and production companies. Taught in Los Angeles, California. Only one of the following may be counted: Communication 324 (Topic: Development Process of Film and Television), 324 (Topic 2), Radio-Television-Film 348 (Topic: Development Process of Film and Television), 348 (Topic 2).
Topic 3: Inside the Music Industry-Los Angeles. Same as Communication 324 (Topic 3). Restricted to students admitted to the Semester in Los Angeles Program. Only one of the following may be counted: Communication 324 (Topic: Inside The Music Industry), 324 (Topic 3), Radio-Television-Film 348 (Topic: Inside The Music Industry) and 348 (Topic 3).
Topic 4: New Media and Emerging Entertainment-Los Angeles. Same as Communication 324 (Topic 4). Restricted to students admitted to the Semester in Los Angeles Program. Explores burgeoning areas of digital entertainment including broadband, video-on-demand, interactive television, mobile entertainment, and interactive digital gaming. Taught in Los Angeles, California. Only one of the following may be counted: Communication 324 (Topic: New Media and Emerging Entertainment), 324 (Topic 4), Radio-Television-Film 348 (Topic: New Media and Emerging Entertainment), 348 (Topic 4).

RTF 350L, 650L. Semester in Los Angeles Internship.

Restricted to students in the Semester in Los Angeles Program. Practical work experience related to the study of film, television, radio, or other media. Students must make their own arrangements to secure relevant internships. For 350L, an average of 10 hours of work a week, for a total of at least 150 hours a semester or summer term; for 650L, an average of 20 hours of work a week, for a total of at least 300 hours a semester or summer term. Communication 350L, 650L and Radio-Television-Film 350L, 650L may not both be counted. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

RTF 351C. Introduction to Two-Dimensional Animation.

Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Theory and practice of digital graphics and animation techniques. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: For majors, Radio-Television-Film 318, and nine additional semester hours of coursework in radio-television-film; for others, upper-division standing.

RTF 351D. Advanced Two-Dimensional Animation.

In-depth study of two-dimensional animation techniques and an introduction to stop-motion animation, green screen techniques, and postproduction effects. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Radio-Television-Film 344M (Topic: Advanced Digital Animation), 344M (Topic: Two-Dimensional Animation and Motion Graphics), 351D. Prerequisite: Radio-Television-Film 351C.

RTF 352. Global Media and Area Studies.

Study of political, social, cultural, and economic factors affecting the use and impact of communication systems in selected regions, such as South Asia, Latin America, Middle East, Europe, East Asia, and Africa. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Some topics may also require two and one-half film screening hours a week. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 1: Media and the Middle East. Addresses the role of media in the Middle East, considering communication texts, processes and industries in political, social, economic, and cultural contexts. Radio-Television-Film 342 (Topic: Media and the Middle East) and 352 (Topic 1) may not both be counted.

RTF 658. Undergraduate Animation Thesis.

Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Two-semester course in which each student will produce a two- to ten-minute animated short film as director, animator, and/or sound designer. Three lectures hours a week for two consecutive semesters. Only one of the following may be counted: Radio-Television-Film 344N (Topic: Undergraduate Animation Thesis), 344N (Topic 4), 658. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: For 658A, upper-division standing; and two of the following: Radio-Television-Film 341, 341C, 344M (Topic 2), 344M (Topic 3), 344N (Topic 1), 344N (Topic 5), 344N (Topic 6), 351C, or 351D; or consent of instructor; for 658B, Radio-Television-Film 658A.

RTF 359. Studies in Media and Culture.

Special topics related to the critical analysis of media in cultural contexts. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Radio-Television-Film 359 and 359S may not both be counted unless the topics vary. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 3: Asian American Media Cultures. Same as Asian American Studies 320 (Topic 4). Examines popular and critical roles, representations, and politics of Asian Americans in U.S. media including Hollywood cinema, U.S. network and cable television, Asian American independent film, and online media. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian American Studies 320 (Topic: Asian American Media Cultures), Asian American Studies 320 (Topic 4), Radio-Television-Film 359 (Topic: Asian American Media Cultures), Radio-Television-Film 359 (Topic 3). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 5: Social Media: Growth, Uses, and Impacts. Only one of the following may be counted: Radio-Television-Film 359 (Topic: Youth and Social Media), 359 (Topic 4), 359 (Topic 5).
Topic 6: Gender, Race, and Sexuality in Sports Media. Radio-Television-Film 359 (Topic 6) and 365 (Topic: Gender/Race/Sexlty Sport Media) may not both be counted.
Topic 7: Race and Digital Media Culture. Radio-Television-Film 359 (Topic: Race/Digital Media Cultures) and 359 (Topic 7) may not both be counted.

RTF 359C. Media Archaeology.

Exploration of the media as artifacts as opposed to narratives or texts. Focuses on the materiality of media within specific socio-cultural, economic, and technological time periods each with their own modes of historic and futuristic discourse. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Radio-Television-Film 359S (Topic: Media Archaeology) and 359C may not both be counted. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.

RTF 359S. Studies in Media and Culture.

Special topics related to the critical analysis of media in cultural contexts. Three lecture hours and one two-and-one-half-hour film screening a week for one semester. Radio-Television-Film 359 and 359S may not both be counted unless the topics vary. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 3: Gender and Rock Culture. Critical analysis of issues relating to media, gender, and rock culture. Radio-Television-Film 331K (Topic: Gender, Sexuality, and Rock Culture) and 359S (Topic 3) may not both be counted.
Topic 4: Media, Memory, and History. Critical analysis of the relationship between historical events and media.
Topic 7: Mixed Race & US Film/Media. An introduction to the evolving representation of mixed-race individuals, romance, and families and to mixed-race stars and producers in U.S. film, television, and new media since the silent film era. Radio-Television-Film 359S (Topic 7) and 370 (Topic: Mixed Race & US Film/Media) may not both be counted.
Topic 8: Latina/os and U.S. Media. Survey of the representation and participation of Latinas and Latinos in U.S. English-language film and television from the silent film era to the present. Also focuses on issues Latina/os face as media producers, media consumers, and media activists.
Topic 9: Latina Feminisms and Media. Survey of Chicana and Latina feminist scholarship, activism, and creative expression with an emphasis on Latina media production and representation in U.S. entertainment media. Only one of the following may be counted: Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic: Latina Feminisms and Media) Radio-Television-Film 359 (Topic: Latina Feminisms and Media), 359S (Topic 9), Women's and Gender Studies 324 (Topic: Latina Feminisms and Media).
Topic 10: Gender and Media in the '60s. Radio-Television-Film 359S (Topic: Gender and Media in the 1960s) and 359S (Topic 10) may not both be counted.
Topic 11: Brazilian Media. Radio-Television-Film 359 (Topic: Brazilian Media & Pop Culture) and 359S (Topic 11) may not both be counted.
Topic 12: Gender and Fan Culture. Radio-Television-Film 359S (Topic: Gender and Fan Culture) and 359S (Topic 12) may not both be counted.
Topic 13: Latin American Television. Only one of the following may be counted: Radio-Television-Film 359 (Topic: Latin American Television), 359S (Topic 13), 377H (Topic: Latin American Television).
Topic 14: Latino Images in Film. Radio-Television-Film 359 (Topic: Latino Images in Film) and 359S (Topic 14) may not both be counted.

RTF 365. Topics in Media and Society.

Advanced topics addressing media, communication, and society. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 4: History of United States Latino Media.
Topic 5: Latin American Media.
Topic 7: Narrowcasting.
Topic 8: Migration and Media. Advanced study of global media issues, including traditional and digital media use, social inclusion, and migration to the United States from Latin America, Asia, and elsewhere. Students conduct research on the relationships between media and migration.
Topic 9: Media Industries and Entrepreneurship. Same as Sociology 352E. Examination of the social, political, and economic contexts in which media and culture are produced, distributed, and monetized. Emphasis on new media and communication technologies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Radio-Television-Film 365 (Topic: Media Industries and Entrepreneurship), 365 (Topic 9), Sociology 352E, 352M (Topic: Media Industries and Entrepreneurship). Additional prerequisite: For radio-television-film majors, upper-division standing and twelve semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film; for others, consent of instructor.
Topic 10: Globalization and Social Media. Same as Sociology 352S. Issues surrounding the hype, myth, paradox, and reality of social media in a global context. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian American Studies 320 (Topic: Globalization and Social Media), Journalism 349T (Topic: Globalization and Social Media), Radio-Television-Film 331M (Topic: Globalization and Social Media), 365 (Topic 10), Sociology 321K (Topic: Globalization and Social Media), 352S. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 12: Mapping Latino Culture in East Austin.
Topic 13: Activist Media.

RTF 365C. Media and Policy.

Advanced topics addressing media and policy in society. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 1: Media, Communication Law, and Ethics. Contemporary ethical and policy issues facing the transforming media industries and the American public. Rooted in an understanding of the First Amendment as well as the development of communication industries, the course examines a range of topics that new media and the Internet have complicated. Radio-Television-Film 365 (Topic: Media, Communication Law, and Ethics) and 365C (Topic 1) may not both be counted.

RTF 365D. Media Literacy.

Advanced topics addressing media literacy and education. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 1: Digital and Information Literacy. Exploration of the expanding nature of literacy in a digital world. Study of the ability to strategically access, analyze, evaluate, and produce communication in a variety of forms through media literacy. Radio-Television-Film 365 (Topic: New Media Literacy) and 365D (Topic 1) may not both be counted.
Topic 2: Children, Youth, and Media. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Radio-Television-Film 334 (Topic: Children and Media), 365D (Topic: Children, Youth and Media), and 365D (Topic 2).
Topic 3: Media Literacy and Civic Engagement. Only one of the following may be counted: Radio-Television-Film 301N (Topic: Media Literacy), 302C, 365D (Topic: Media Literacy and Civic Engagement), or 365D (Topic 3).

RTF 366. Introduction to Field and Studio Production.

Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Basic theory and techniques in single-camera video production; individual and collective production assignments, with emphasis on technical proficiency, examination of the entire production process, visualization of ideas, and critical evaluation of the visual text. Three lecture hours and six laboratory hours a week for one semester. May not be taken concurrently with Radio-Television-Film 340 or 366K. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; Radio-Television-Film 317 and 318 with a grade of at least B in each; and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film with a grade of at least C in each course.

RTF 366K. Introductory Production.

Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. May not be taken concurrently with Radio-Television-Film 340 or 366. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; Radio-Television-Film 317 and 318 with a grade of at least B- in each; and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film.

Topic 2: Narrative Production. A workshop in visual storytelling and non-dialogue filmmaking.
Topic 3: Documentary Production. Workshop in contemporary documentary practice, including directing, producing, cinematography, editing, sound recording, and distribution.
Topic 4: East Austin Stories. Students work in small production groups and make documentaries in and about East Austin for public screening at the end of the semester and for Webcasting.
Topic 5: Music Film Production. Radio-Television-Film 366K (Topic: Music Film Production) and 366K (Topic 5) may not both be counted.
Topic 6: Experimental Film. Radio-Television-Film 366K (Topic: Experimental Film) and 366K (Topic 6) may not both be counted.
Topic 7: Creating a Web Series. Radio-Television-Film 366K (Topic: Creating a Web Series) and 366K (Topic 7) may not both be counted.

RTF 366M. Introduction to Three-Dimensional Production.

Restricted to students in radio-television-film. An introduction to the aesthetics, science, theory and practice of three-dimensional production via lectures, screenings, and some hands-on production work in groups. No previous three-dimensional experience is required. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Radio-Television-Film 317 and 318 with a grade of at least B- in each, and six additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film.

RTF 367D. Directing Workshop.

Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Explores the role of the director, focusing on the director-actor relationship, narrative structure, and visual language. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Radio-Television-Film 344 (Topic: Directing Workshop), 366D (Topic: Directing Workshop), 367D Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Radio-Television-Film 317 and 318 with a grade of at least B- in each, and six additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film.

RTF 367K. Producing Film and Television.

Comprehensive consideration of the production process from the producer's standpoint regarding fiscal and creative management. Includes development and preproduction and production planning using computer budgeting and scheduling. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For Radio-Television-Film majors, upper-division standing, Radio-Television-Film 317 and 318 with a grade of at least B- in each, and six additional hours of coursework in Radio-Television-Film; for others, upper-division standing.

RTF 367M. Advanced Narrative: 16-mm.

Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Theory and techniques in 16-mm film synchronous sound production; individual and collective production assignments, with emphasis on technical proficiency, examination of entire production process, visualization of ideas, and critical evaluation of the visual text. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Radio-Television-Film 367L and 367M may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, and Radio-Television-Film 366K (Topic 2).

RTF 367P. Advanced Producing.

Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Advanced practical application of the business and creative skills used to produce and distribute media projects in the marketplace. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Radio-Television-Film 344 (Topic: Advanced Producing) and 367P may not both be counted. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Radio-Television-Film 367K.

RTF 367Q. Script to Screen.

Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Examination of the behind the scenes production of feature films. Includes examination of scripts, shot lists, storyboards, shooting schedules, visual effects and behind-the-scenes footage. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Radio-Television-Film 367 (Topic: Adv. Producing Script to Screen) and 367Q may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Radio-Television-Film 367K, or 366D, or 333.

RTF 368. Advanced Production Topics.

Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Advanced study of production crafts in film, television, and other digital media. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

Topic 3: Advanced Production. Prerequisite: Radio-Television-Film 343 (Topic 1), 343 (Topic 2), 343N, or 367L.
Topic 5: Projects Course: 3D. Restricted to Radio-Television-Film majors. Three lecture hours and a week for one semester with additional hours to be arranged. Additional prerequisite: Radio-Television-Film 343N.
Topic 6: Immersive Media Production. Exploration of the theory and practice of immersive media: stereoscopy, artificial environments, and virtual reality. Additional prerequisite: Radio-Television-Film 344M (Topic 2), or 344M (Topic 3), or 366M, or consent of instructor.

RTF 368C. Advanced Directing.

Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Creation of collaborative, performance-based works that emphasize simplicity and ingenuity in image and sound choices. Works will adhere to a production code that is a modified version of the Dogme 95 Vow of Cinematic Chastity. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Radio-Television-Film 368 (Topic 4: Advanced Directing) and 368C may not both be counted. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Radio-Television-Film 366D.

RTF 368D. Advanced Cinematography.

Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Study of the art of cinematography beyond the basic principles of camera and lighting. Group production of short films to explore the cinematic tools used to create an overall visual approach to storytelling. Examination of film genre, color, texture, lens continuity, aspect ratio, and practical on set strategies and challenges. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Radio-Television-Film 368 (Topic: Advanced Cinematography) and 368D may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, and either Radio-Television-Film 343D (or Radio-Television-Film 368 (Topic 2: Cinematography)) or Radio-Television-Film 343 (Topic 1: Advanced Narrative Production).

RTF 368S. Undergraduate Thesis.

Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Advanced film production or media studies research. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with studio hours to be arranged. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor; Prerequisites vary with the topic.

Topic 1: Film Production Thesis. Intensive production workshop, designed for students who wish to produce a film for a portfolio. Additional prerequisite: Radio-Television-Film 343, or 367L, or 368.
Topic 2: Media Studies Thesis. An independent research project based on primary data, resulting in a written summary of theoretical foundations, methodological approach, results, and a discussion.
Topic 3: Screenwriting Thesis. Advanced screenwriting for film or television. Intensive writing workshop, designed for students who wish to produce a polished script suitable for submission to agents and competitions. Radio-Television-Film 368 (Topic: Writing Thesis) and 368S (Topic 3) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Radio-Television-Film 369

RTF 369. Advanced Screenwriting.

Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Students develop and write original screenplays. Includes advanced study of screenplay structure, critical analysis of student and professional work, and intensive writing each week toward a completed script. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Students may not enroll in more than two sections of any Radio-Television-Film 369 course in the same semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Radio-Television-Film 333 with a grade of at least B-.

Topic 1: Advanced Screenwriting for Feature Films. Students may not enroll in more than one section of Radio-Television-Film 369 (Topic 1) in the same semester.
Topic 2: Advanced Screenwriting for Television.
Topic 3: Advanced Screenwriting: Television Pilots. Radio-Television-Film 369 (Topic: Adv Screenwriting: TV Pilots) and 369 (Topic 3) may not both be counted.
Topic 4: Advanced Screenwriting: Television Specs. Radio-Television-Film 369 (Topic: Adv Screenwriting: TV Specs) and 369 (Topic 4) may not both be counted.
Topic 5: Advanced Screenwriting: Independent Films. Radio-Television-Film 369 (Topic: Adv Scrnwrt for Film: Indies) and 369 (Topic 5) may not both be counted.
Topic 6: Advanced Screenwriting: Science Fiction and Horror. Radio-Television-Film 369 (Topic: Adv Screenwrtng: Sci-Fi/Horror) and 369 (Topic 6) may not both be counted.

RTF 370. Film Analysis and Criticism.

Analysis of critical methods, selected films, and selected critics. Three lecture hours and one two-and-one-half hour film screening a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 1: Comedy in Film and Media. Additional prerequisite: Radio-Television-Film 370 (Topic: Comedy in Film and Media) and 370 (Topic 1) may not both be counted.
Topic 2: Animation Studies. Radio-Television-Film 331K (Topic: Animation Studies) and 370 (Topic 2) may not both be counted.
Topic 3: Asian Horror Film. Radio-Television-Film 370 (Topic: Asian Horror Film) and 370 (Topic 4) may not both be counted.
Topic 4: Film Noir. Radio-Television-Film 370 (Topic: Film Noir) and 370 (Topic 4) may not both be counted.
Topic 5: Films of Clint Eastwood. Radio-Television-Film 370 (Topic: Films of Clint Eastwood) and 370 (Topic 5) may not both be counted.
Topic 6: Films of Alfred Hitchcock. Radio-Television-Film 370 (Topic: Film Anly and Crit: Hitchcock) and 370 (Topic 6) may not both be counted.
Topic 7: Films of Martin Scorsese. Radio-Television-Film 370 (Topic: Films of Scorsese) and 370 (Topic 7) may not both be counted.
Topic 8: Independent American Cinema. Radio-Television-Film 370 (Topic: Independent American Cinema) and 370 (Topic 8) may not both be counted.

RTF 377H. Advanced Topics in Media Studies.

Focus on specialized topics and issues in media history, theory, and criticism. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and a University grade point average of at least 3.0.

Topic 1: Media and Popular Culture. Radio-Television-Film 370 (Topic: Media and Popular Culture) and 377H (Topic 1) may not both be counted.
Topic 2: Queer Media Studies. Same as Women's and Gender Studies 335 (Topic 16). Introduction to the critical analysis of queer media culture. Explores the dominant strategies used by the media industries to represent members of the LGBTQI community and their issues, as well as those utilized by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer, and intersexed folks in practices of self-representation. Also examines media reception practices among queer folks, as well as the alternative media economies developed by members of the LGBTQI community, and the intersections of queer identity, queer politics, and media culture. Only one of the following may be counted: Radio-Television-Film 359S (Topic: Queer Media Studies), 359S (Topic 5), 377H (Topic 2), Women's and Gender Studies 324 (Topic: Queer Media Studies), 335 (Topic 16).

RTF 377S. Advanced Topics in Media Studies with Screenings.

Focus on specialized topics and issues in media history, theory, and criticism. Three lecture hours and one two-and-one-half-hour film screening a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and a University grade point average of at least 3.0.

Topic 1: Landscape and Cinema. Radio-Television-Film 345 (Topic: Landscape and Cinema) and 377S (Topic 1) may not both be counted.

RTF 178. Radio-Television-Film Internship.

Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Practical work experience related to the study of film, television, radio, or other media. Students must make their own arrangements to secure relevant internships. The equivalent of ten lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated, but only one hour may be counted toward the Bachelor of Science in Radio-Television-Film. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Prerequisite: Radio-Television-Film 330L and consent of the internship coordinator.

RTF 378H. Honors Tutorial Course.

Restricted to radio-television-film majors. Intensive reading, research, and/or production project. Individual instruction. May be taken twice for credit. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, twelve semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film, a University grade point average of at least 3.00, a grade point average in radio-television- film of at least 3.50, and consent of the department.