Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Radio, Television and Film, Minor

For a minor in Radio, Television and Film: Minor in RTF could be selected from a combination of courses in radio, TV and film, or specifically from a specialty:

General RTF minor, twenty-one (21) credit hours:

RTF 130Introduction to Media Studies3
RTF 131Intro to Media Aesthetics3
RTF 331Media Analysis and Criticism3
RTF 344Media Management & Marketing3
(8) additional credit hours from the RTF course listing8
Total Hours20

In selecting the electives, please adhere to course pre-requisite requirements.  Consult your academic advisor in selecting elective courses.

Suggestions for students interested in a specific specialty: 

Minor in Radio, twenty-one (21) semester credit hours:  

RTF 130Introduction to Media Studies3
RTF 131Intro to Media Aesthetics3
RTF 331Media Analysis and Criticism3
RTF 344Media Management & Marketing3
RTF 360Voice & Diction for Media Perf4
RTF 361Intro to Radio Operations4
Total Hours20

Minor in Television, twenty-one (21) semester credit hours: 

RTF 130Introduction to Media Studies3
RTF 131Intro to Media Aesthetics3
RTF 331Media Analysis and Criticism3
RTF 344Media Management & Marketing3
RTF 353Digital film Production 14
RTF 355Television Production4
Total Hours20

Minor in Film, twenty-five (25) semester credit hours:

RTF 130Introduction to Media Studies3
RTF 131Intro to Media Aesthetics3
RTF 240Introduction to Film3
RTF 250Film Industry3
RTF 331Media Analysis and Criticism3
RTF 344Media Management & Marketing3
RTF 353Digital film Production 14
Total Hours22

Students seeking to pursue a major or minor offered through the School must complete the following courses with grades of “C” or better (grades of “C-” are unacceptable):  ENGL 1301 Freshman English I, ENGL 1302 Freshman English II, and COMM 130 Introduction to Communication Studies (majors only). Students must also complete introductory course(s) for the chosen degree and concentration with grades of “C” or better (grades of “C-” are unacceptable): JOUR 130 Intro To Journalism and JOUR 132 Intro To Reporting for the Journalism degree; JOUR 132 Intro To Reporting only for the Advertising and Public Relations concentration; COMM 1315 Public Address for the Speech Communication degree; and RTF 130 Introduction to Media Studies and RTF 131 Intro to Media Aesthetics for the Radio, Television and Film degree. In addition, students are responsible for verifying their compliance with ASSET requirements and their removal of any academic deficiencies previously identified by the university. Each student is assigned an official advisor and is expected to keep the School informed of address and telephone number changes up to the time of graduation.

In summary, an interested student must:

  1. first gain admission to the university;
  2. meet his or her ASSET responsibility;
  3. eradicate identified academic deficiencies.

Once admitted, each student is provided with extensive advisement before and during progression toward the completion of degree requirements.  Questions may be directed to the School of Communication Student Services Center at (713)-313-7670.  The School of Communication Student Services Center is located in 216 MLK Building. The Dean’s Office is located in 222 MLK Building.