Academic Catalog 2024-2025

Radio, Television, and Film Without 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 Requirements75
Total Hours120

General Education 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 Culture
ENG 2XX 33
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
General Psychology
Introduction To Sociology
Contemporary Social Issues
Institutional Options
COSC 1301Intro To Compr Science I3
COMM 1321Business & Professional Comm3
or COMM 1315 Public Address
Total Hours42

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
Thirty-three (33) credits of RTF electives or courses in a specific concentration approved by the major advisor33
Total Hours75

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


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.


No minor required.

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 1321
Business & Professional Comm
or Public Address
COMM 130 Introduction to Communication Studies 3
Second Semester
ENGL 1302 Freshman English II 3
Select one of the following: 3
Intro African Art
Introduction to Theatre
GEOL 1303 Introduction To The Earth 3
Select one of the following: 3
General Psychology
Introduction To Sociology
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
Select one of the following: 3
World Literature I
World Literature II
American Literature
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 15
Fourth Year
Seventh Semester
COMM 430 Experiential Learning 3
Approved Upper-Level RTF Elective(s) 3
RTF 438 Media and Society 3
RTF 499 Master Project 4
Electives 2
Eighth Semester
Approved Upper-Level RTF Electives 15
 Total Hours120