MAJOR: RADIO-TELEVISION-FILM
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The Radio-Television-Film (RTF) undergraduate program is one of the most dynamic and highly regarded media programs in the country. Its diversity of courses in production, digital media, screenwriting and media studies are a unique characteristic of the undergraduate program.

Many RTF students participate in internships with both independent and big-budget film production companies, as well as with radio and television stations, video game and web design companies, and a variety of other media institutions.

Declare This Major

Current UT students interested in transferring to the Moody College of Communication may submit an internal transfer application, which is open every February (for summer/fall admission) and September (for spring admission). Visit the internal transfer website for the application and the dates of our internal transfer information sessions. Students must have attended an information session within the past year before they will be allowed to apply. Information session attendance is also required before a student may meet with the Internal Transfer Advisor.

To apply, students who are not already enrolled in the Moody College must submit an online application, which includes a statement of purpose and a resume. Students are notified of the committee's decision in late May/early June (for summer/fall admission) or early January (for spring admission).

Students must have an overall UT GPA of at least 2.25 and a Communication GPA of at least 2.0 in order to be considered for an internal transfer into the college. Students who want to add a second major (or change their current second major) must have 30 hours in-residence and minimum UT and Communication GPAs of 2.75. Priority is given to applicants who have successfully completed some RTF coursework

Students who are not already enrolled in the Moody College of Communication may only apply to the Moody College twice, and these attempts must be completed within their first four long-semesters at UT. However, no student may apply to the Moody College during his/her first semester enrolled at UT.

Prospective University of Texas at Austin students should visit to learn about the application process and how to declare a major.

Required Courses

View degree requirements and checklists to see the required courses for the Bachelor of Science in Radio-Television-Film. For additional information, view RTF course descriptions and syllabi as well as course requirements.

Personality

RTF majors are typically:

  • Attentive to details
  • Creative
  • Curious
  • Driven
  • Energetic
  • Organized
  • Original

Skills

Undergraduate students in RTF learn a broad range of media production and screenwriting skills and examine a variety of media issues, including critical and cultural studies, communication technology and policy analysis, international communication, gender and sexuality issues, ethnic and minority studies, and more. Students graduate with a solid education in skills and theory, technical and historical knowledge, and creative and critical abilities.