Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Radio/TV/Film (RTF)

RTF 510  Visual Storytelling  (3 Credits)  

A developmental course in basic skills in media aesthetics, videography and editing using a variety of multimedia production tools. Four hours of lecture per week with studio hours to be arranged. Prerequisite: none

College/School: School of Communication

Department: Dept of Radio, TV and Film

RTF 515  Writing for Film & Electronic Media  (3 Credits)  

Covers the process of writing for visual media. Includes proposals, treatments, scripts, budgeting and scheduling. Three lecture hours per week. Prerequisites: CM 501, JOur 505 and CM 510.

Prerequisite(s): (CM 501 and JOUR 505 and CM 510)

College/School: School of Communication

Department: Dept of Radio, TV and Film

RTF 520  Advanced Media Production  (4 Credits)  

Advanced production techniques in videography, editing and multimedia production. Four hours of lecture per week with studio hours to be arranged.

Prerequisite(s): (CM 501 and JOUR 505 and CM 510 and RTF 515)

College/School: School of Communication

Department: Dept of Radio, TV and Film

RTF 538  Impact of Elec Technologies  (3 Credits)  

IMPACT OF ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY (3) The impact of the change from conventional to digital technology on the mass media industries.

College/School: School of Communication

Department: Dept of Radio, TV and Film

RTF 539  International Media Systems  (3 Credits)  

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SYSTEMS (3) Cultural, economic, political and social factors affecting electronic communication internationally; the role of electronic communication in affecting social change in developed and developing countries. Offered as needed. (Same as JOURN 539)

College/School: School of Communication

Department: Dept of Radio, TV and Film

RTF 540  Instructional Media Techniques  (4 Credits)  

The use of digital technology to create instructional material for the classroom. Four hours of lecture per week with studio hours to be arranged.

Prerequisite(s): (CM 501 and JOUR 505 and CM 510)

College/School: School of Communication

Department: Dept of Radio, TV and Film

RTF 546  Digital Animation  (4 Credits)  

Introduction to computer-generated animation using current digital animation software. Four hours of lecture per week with studion hours to be arranged.

Prerequisite(s): (CM 501 and CM 510 and JOUR 505)

College/School: School of Communication

Department: Dept of Radio, TV and Film

RTF 550  Probs in Telecom  (3 Credits)  

PROBLEMS IN ELECTRONIC MEDIA (3) ** Analysis of the management decision-making process in electronic media with particular reference to program policies, sales and personnel administration. Offered as needed.

College/School: School of Communication

Department: Dept of Radio, TV and Film

RTF 560  Digital Film Production  (4 Credits)  

A hands-on, introductory course to digital filmmaking using new digital video equipment. Includes scriptwriting, producing, directing and editing a number of shorts, using digital video cameras and editing applications such as as Avid and Final Cut Production. Students are responsible for material used int the course. The School will provide equipment only. Four hours of lecture per week with studio hours to be arranged.

Prerequisite(s): (CM 501 and JOUR 560 and RTF 515 and CM 520)

College/School: School of Communication

Department: Dept of Radio, TV and Film

RTF 561  Seminar in Elec Media  (3 Credits)  

SEMINAR IN ELECTRONIC MEDIA (3) ** An in-depth examination of the electronic mass media: reviews, practices, impact, audience behavior and other factors.

College/School: School of Communication

Department: Dept of Radio, TV and Film

RTF 562  Television Production  (4 Credits)  

Introduction to production of progorams for television and broadcast news using multi-camera studio production techniques. Four hours of lecture per week with studio and field hours to be arranged. Prerequisite: CM 501, Jour 505 and CM 510.

College/School: School of Communication

Department: Dept of Radio, TV and Film

RTF 563  New Video Applications  (3 Credits)  

NEW VIDEO APPLICATIONS (3) ** Principles and concepts of internet media use. Applications for utilization of streaming audio, video, teleconferencing and other associated systems. Offered as needed.

College/School: School of Communication

Department: Dept of Radio, TV and Film

RTF 564  Documentary Production  (4 Credits)  

Tne course will cover proposal writing, research, shooting, editing and packaging of short documentaries. This is a hand-on-course that requires many outside class involvement. Four hours of lecture per week with studio and field hours to be arranged. Prerequisite: CM 501, Jour 505 and CM 510/

Prerequisite(s): (CM 501 and JOUR 505 and CM 510)

College/School: School of Communication

Department: Dept of Radio, TV and Film

RTF 578  African American and Film  (3 Credits)  

College/School: School of Communication

Department: Dept of Radio, TV and Film

RTF 590  Media Management  (3 Credits)  

MEDIA MANAGEMENT (3) Analysis of the management decision-making process in media radio, television, and print and the internet, primarily with reference to programming policies, sales, and personnel administration. (Same as JOUR 590)

College/School: School of Communication

Department: Dept of Radio, TV and Film

RTF 664  Graduate Practicum  (6 Credits)  

College/School: School of Communication

Department: Dept of Radio, TV and Film