UT Austin
Graduate Catalog
1999-2001



CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
Graduate Study

CHAPTER 2
Admission and Registration

CHAPTER 3
Degree Requirements

CHAPTER 4
Fields of Study

CHAPTER 5
Members of Graduate Studies Committees

APPENDIX
Course Abbreviations
 

Chapter 4: Fields of Study

Radio-Television-Film


The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 1999-2000 and 2000-2001; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes that have been made to the courses listed here since this catalog was published.

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Radio-Television-Film: RTF

380. Research Design in Film and Electronic Media.
Introduction to research methods. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Required of all doctoral students. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

380C. Introduction to Writing for Film and Television.
Introduction to the study and practice of writing for film and television. Required of all production students. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

380G. Advanced Research in Film and Electronic Media.
Empirical and evaluative research methods; intensive study of research literature pertaining to audience effects of film and electronic media. Topics include survey research methods, experimental design, relational analysis, multivariate analysis, and alternative research methods. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

380J. Theory and Principles of Dramatic Writing.
Introduction to theory and practice in narrative writing for film and electronic media. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Required of students in the screenwriting area. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

380M. Writing for Film and Electronic Media.
Creation and development of written work for film and television production. Students will develop a major work, such as a full-length screenplay, and several shorter pieces. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Writing for Narrative Productions.

Topic 2: Writing for Documentary Productions.

380N. Practicum in Writing.
Creation and realization of professional materials for film and television. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Radio-Television-Film 380M or the equivalent, and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

881K. Principles of Film and Television Production.
Study of film and video production aesthetics and techniques. Production costs borne by the student. Four lecture hours and four studio hours a week for two semesters, with additional studio hours to be arranged. Prerequisite: For 881KA, graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser; for 881KB, Radio-Television-Film 881KA (or 681KA).

384. Mass Communication Theory.
An intensive investigation of theoretical foundations of selected topics and issues in broadcasting and film. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

384C. Seminar: Mass Communication Theory.
Intensive investigation of selected topics in mass communication theory. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

384N. Internship in Film and Electronic Media.
Practical working involvement with participating media production and research agencies. The equivalent of ten class hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

385K. History of Film.
Survey of the history of the motion picture. Lectures and readings; screenings are required for some topics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one two-hour film screening a week if required by the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

385L. Seminar in Film History.
Advanced study and research in major directors, genres, periods, and movements of film history. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one two-hour film screening a week if required by the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

386. Analysis and Criticism of Film and Electronic Media.
Analysis and explication of representative critics, critical systems, genres, and artists. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one two-hour film screening a week if required by the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

386C. Seminar: Media Theory and Criticism.
Advanced study in film and television theory and criticism. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one two-hour film screening a week if required by the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

387C. International Systems of Mass Communication.
Comparative survey of broadcasting and film systems and of the role of communication technology in national development. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

387D. Communication in National Development and Social Change.
Study of communication and development theories and policy issues in Third World countries. Topics may involve in-depth study of a specific nation or region, with focus on the use of mass communication to support national development or policy. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

387F. Cross-Cultural Media and Communication.
Study of media systems, cultural outlooks, and cultural identity. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one two-hour film screening a week if required by the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

387G. Problems in International Communication.
Study of specialized issues related to international communication. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

288, 388, 488. Research Problems in Specialized Fields of Radio-Television-Film.
Research project chosen from area of student's major interests. The equivalent of two, three, or four class hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Credit earned depends on the nature of the research project. Some sections are offered on the letter-grade basis only, while others are offered on the credit/no credit basis only; these sections are identified in the Course Schedule. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

388M, 488M. Practicum in Film and Television Production.
Production of projects in film and video. Production costs borne by the student. Three or four lecture hours a week for one semester, with studio hours to be arranged. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

388P. Topics in Film and Video Production.
Production costs borne by the student. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

388S. Research Problems in Specialized Fields of Radio-Television-Film: Production.
The equivalent of at least three class hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

389. Broadcasting and Film in Society.
Examination of special aspects of the mass media. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one two-hour film screening a week if required by the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

389K. History of Broadcasting.
Principal eras of broadcast development, audience patterns, legal and industrial precedents of broadcast practices, contemporary industrial and institutional perspectives in radio and television. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one two-hour film screening a week if required by the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

390C. Electronic Editing.
Study and practice in electronic editing and postproduction, with emphasis on computerized videotape editing. Software costs borne by the student. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with studio hours to be arranged. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

390E. Advanced Video Postproduction: Audio.
Theory and application of multitrack audio for video productions. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with studio hours to be arranged. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

390G. Introduction to Media Aesthetics and Techniques.
Introduction to physical and aesthetic aspects of sound, light, and image and to the science and technologies that record and reproduce them. Three lecture hours and two studio hours a week for one semester, with additional studio hours to be arranged. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

390N. Issues in New Forms of Media.
An overview of new forms of film and video that have transformed the traditional media landscape. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one screening or studio session of at least two hours a week to be arranged. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

393C. Telecommunication Information Systems.
Study of the converging technologies of broadcasting, interactive telecommunications, and information processing. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

393D. Cable Television and New Video Technology.
Survey of cable television and other video technologies; analysis of regulation, policy, economics, and industry practices. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

393N. Telecommunication and Information Policy.
Analysis of major domestic and international policy issues related to new communications technology. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

393P. Special Topics in New Communications Technology.
Applications and effects of new communication and information technology. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with studio hours to be arranged if required by the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

393Q. Special Topics in New Media.
Applications and effects of new media technologies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester; additional hours may be required for some topics. May be repeated for credit when topics the vary. Radio Television-Film 393P (Topic 1: Theory of Interactivity) and 393Q may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

395. Theory and Literature.
Advanced seminar in methodology and survey of literature in film and electronic media research. Presentation of papers and research projects. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Required of all doctoral students in radio-television-film. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Social Science Approaches to Mass Communication Research.
Study of the theories of the social scientist as applied to mass communication research problems, and a review of the relevant literature.

Topic 2: Historical/Critical Approaches to Mass Communication Research.
Study of historical/critical theories and their application to mass communication studies; review of relevant literature.

197. Doctoral Seminar.
Presentation, explication, and discussion of ongoing faculty and doctoral candidate research in film and the electronic media. Two lecture hours a week for one semester. Doctoral students must take this course each semester but may count no more than three semester hours of credit toward the doctoral degree. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and enrollment in the doctoral program in radio-television-film.

698. Thesis.
The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in radio-television-film and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Radio-Television-Film 698A.

398R. Master's Report.
Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in radio-television-film and consent of the graduate adviser.

398T. Supervised Teaching in Radio-Television-Film.
Study of the teaching/learning process; practice in classroom presentation. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Required for appointment as an assistant instructor in radio-television-film; may be taken before or during the first semester of appointment. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation.
Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree and consent of the graduate adviser.

399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.
Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Radio-Television-Film 399R, 699R, or 999R, and consent of the graduate adviser.



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