Bachelor of Science in Radio-Television-Film

To be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science in Radio-Television-Film, the candidate must complete 120 semester hours of coursework and must fulfill the University's General Requirements for graduation and the Core Curriculum requirements, the college graduation requirements, the requirements and policies listed in Academic Policies and Procedures, and the requirements given in Prescribed Work, and Major Requirements, below.

A candidate for a degree must have an officially declared major in the Moody College of Communication at the time the degree is awarded.

Core Curriculum

All students must complete the University’s Core Curriculum. In some cases, a course required for the Bachelor of Science in Radio-Television-Film may also be counted toward the core curriculum.

Prescribed Work

  1. Six semester hours of coursework focusing on communication foundations: Communication 301E and 302E.
  2. Three courses with a writing flag; one course with a quantitative reasoning flag; one course with a global cultures flag; one course with a cultural diversity in the United States flag; one course with an ethics flag; and one course with an independent inquiry flag. The same course cannot be used to satisfy the global cultures and cultural diversity flags even if the course carries both flags. Courses that fulfill flag requirements are identified in the Course Schedule. They may also be used to fulfill other degree requirements.
  3. Students must satisfy a language and culture requirement in one of the following ways: (a) Demonstrating intermediate proficiency in a single language other than English; (b) Demonstrating beginning-level proficiency in a language other than English and taking one approved culture course in a culture that is relevant to the language. A list of approved culture and language courses and combinations is posted on the Student Advising website. An extensive language testing program is available at the University. Students with knowledge of a language other than English are encouraged to take appropriate tests both to earn as much credit as possible and to be placed at the proper level for further study. Students should consult with an academic advisor for information on testing.
  4. At least 36, but no more than 48, semester hours of radio-television-film as described in Major Requirements, below.
  5. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 120 semester hours.

Major Requirements

At least 36 but no more than 48 semester hours of radio-television-film, of which at least 21 hours must be upper-division. All students must take Radio-Television-Film 307, 308, 317, and 318; nine upper-division hours chosen from the following: Radio-Television-Film 321C, 321D322D, 323C, 324C, 326C327C328C, 331K, 331P, 331Q335, 342, 342S, 345, 347C (Topic 1), 347F347P347S352, 359, 359C359S, 365, 368S (Topic 2), 370, 377H377S; and 15 additional hours of radio-television-film.

Courses

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

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

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.

Order and Choice of Work

First Year Fall

  1. Communication 301E
  2. Radio-Television-Film 307 or 308
  3. Social and Behavioral Science Core
  4. Rhetoric and Writing 306
  5. Undergraduate Studies 302 or 303

First Year Spring

  1. Radio-Television-Film 307 or 308
  2. Math Core
  3. English 316L316M316N, or 316P
  4. 6 hours of a language other than English

Second Year Fall

  1. Radio-Television-Film 317
  2. Communication 302E
  3. US History Core
  4. 6 hours of a language other than English

Second Year Spring

  1. Radio-Television-Film 318
  2. Science and Technology, Part 1 Core
  3. US/TX Government Core
  4. Language/Culture course
  5. Elective

Third Year Fall

  1. Upper-division RTF course
  2. Upper-division RTF Media Studies course
  3. US/TX Government Core
  4. Science and Technology, Part 1 Core
  5. Visual and Performing Arts Core

Third Year Spring

  1. Upper-division RTF Media Studies course
  2. Upper-division RTF course
  3. Upper-division elective
  4. US History Core
  5. Science and Technology, Part 1 or Part 2 Core

Fourth Year Fall

  1. Upper-division RTF Media Studies course
  2. Upper-division RTF course
  3. Upper-division elective
  4. Upper-division non-RTF elective
  5. Non-Moody elective

Fourth Year Spring

  1. RTF course
  2. Upper-division RTF course
  3. Upper-division non-RTF elective
  4. Upper-division non-Moody elective
  5. Free Elective

What Starts Here Changes the World