Academic Catalog 2024-2025

Radio, Television, and Film with Minor Option, Bachelor of Arts

The University Core Curriculum is the same across all undergraduate bachelor's programs.   Please consult the academic advisor for your designated major before selecting courses in this area.


General Education Core Curriculum42
Major Requirements54
Other Requirements3
Total Hours120

General Core Curriculum (Standard)1

ENGL 1301Freshman English I3
ENGL 1302Freshman English II3
MATH 1314College Algebra3
Life and Physical Sciences
BIOL 1308Survey of Life Science3
GEOL 1303Introduction To The Earth3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture3
Select One of the Following
American Literature
African-American Literature
World Literature I
World Literature II
Creative Arts
Select one of the following:3
Intro African Art
Introduction to Theatre
Music Appreciation
Fine Arts In Daily Living
American History
HIST 1301Soc & Pol Hist US to 18773
HIST 1302Soc & Pol Hist US Since 18773
Government/Political Science
POLS 2305American Government3
POLS 2306Texas Government3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Select one of the following:3
PSYC 2301General Psychology3
SOCI 1301Introduction To Sociology3
SOCI 1306Contemporary Social Issues3
Institutional Options
COMM 1321Business & Professional Comm3
or COMM 1315 Public Address
COSC 1301Intro To Compr Science I3
Total Hours51

Students should be advised by a major advisor prior to registering for any credit, particularly any core curriculum credit as listed.


(N) represents the number of course credits.


ENGL 2332 World Literature I, ENGL 2333 World Literature II, ENGL 2326 American Literature, or ENGL 2328 African-American Literature 

Major (Radio, Television, and Film)

COMM 110Speech Proficiency Lab1
COMM 130Introduction to Communication Studies3
COMM 200Intro to Media Research Tech3
COMM 332Computer Applications in Communication3
COMM 430Experiential Learning3
RTF 130Introduction to Media Studies3
RTF 131Intro to Media Aesthetics3
RTF 135Introduction to Photography4
RTF 331Media Analysis and Criticism3
RTF 335Writing For Elec Media & Film3
RTF 344Media Management & Marketing3
RTF 438Media and Society3
RTF 499Master Project4
Twelve (12) credits of RTF electives or courses in a specific concentration approved by major advisor12
Total Hours54

Other Requirements

FS 102Freshman Seminar/ first Year Experience1
Total Hours3

Transfer students can substitute FS 102 with any course to complete the total credit hours required for graduation by their degree plan.

Note: In selecting RTF electives, adhering to prerequisite requirements is mandatory.


Select 21 credit hours21
Total Hours21
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
ENGL 1301 Freshman English I 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
BIOL 1308 Survey of Life Science 3
FS 102 Freshman Seminar/ first Year Experience 1
COMM 130 Introduction to Communication Studies 3
COMM 1321
Business & Professional Comm
or Public Address
Second Semester
ENGL 1302 Freshman English II 3
ARTS 1315
Intro African Art
or Topics in Contemp Art & Cultur
or Introduction to Theatre
GEOL 1303 Introduction To The Earth 3
PSYC 2301
General Psychology
or Introduction To Sociology
or Contemporary Social Issues
COSC 1301 Intro To Compr Science I 3
COMM 110 Speech Proficiency Lab 1
Second Year
Third Semester
POLS 2305 American Government 3
HIST 1301 Soc & Pol Hist US to 1877 3
ENGL 2333
World Literature II
or World Literature I
or American Literature
or African-American Literature
RTF 130 Introduction to Media Studies 3
COMM 200 Intro to Media Research Tech 3
Fourth Semester
POLS 2306 Texas Government 3
HIST 1302 Soc & Pol Hist US Since 1877 3
RTF 131 Intro to Media Aesthetics 3
RTF 135 Introduction to Photography 4
Third Year
Fifth Semester
COMM 332 Computer Applications in Communication 3
RTF 331 Media Analysis and Criticism 3
RTF 335 Writing For Elec Media & Film 3
RTF 344 Media Management & Marketing 3
Sixth Semester
Approved Upper-Level RTF Electives 12
Electives 2
Fourth Year
Seventh Semester
COMM 430 Experiential Learning 3
Minor 3
Minor 3
RTF 438 Media and Society 3
RTF 499 Master Project 4
Eighth Semester
Minor 15
 Total Hours120