UNT Undergraduate Catalog
Department of Radio, Television and Film

Main Departmental Office
Speech/Drama Building, 120B
P.O. Box 310589
Denton, TX 76203-0589
(940) 565-2537
Fax: (940) 565-2518

E-mail: RTVF@cas.unt.edu

Web site: http://www.RTVF.unt.edu

Steve Craig, Chair


Professors Craig, Kuiper, Staples. Associate Professors Fore, B. Levin, Veeder, Wyatt. Assistant Professors C.M. Levin, Sauls. Lecturers Campbell, Cook, Hassell.


The major in radio/television/film provides a broad liberal arts education while preparing students for careers in broadcasting, corporate video, cable television, educational media, film, or critical studies of television and film, and for graduate study in mass communication.

Programs of Study

The department offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the following areas:

Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in radio/television/film requires a minimum of 128 hours, 42 of which must be advanced, and fulfillment of the degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the College of Arts and Sciences section of this catalog.

Major in Radio/Television/Film

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment.

BA with a Major in Radio/Television/Film (.pdf)

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Minor in Radio/Television/Film

Students who wish to minor in radio/television/film must take RTVF 1310, 1320 and 2200, and 9 advanced hours chosen in consultation with a faculty adviser in the Department of Radio, Television and Film.

Graduate Degrees

The department offers degree programs leading to the Master of Arts and Master of Science. For information, consult the Graduate Catalog.


Radio station KNTU-FM, broadcasting at 100,000 watts on 88.1 Mhz, serves the Denton-Dallas-Fort Worth area daily from 6 a.m. to midnight with educational, informative and entertaining programming. All students at UNT are eligible to work at KNTU, where they can learn skills in radio production, programming and station administration.

North Texas Television

North Texas Television (NTTV) produces programs for the campus community, for nonprofit sponsors and for cablecast on Marcus Cable channel 22.

Any television or film student may apply for a position with NTTV. While positions of major responsibility are assigned to advanced students, opportunities to work on productions are available to all UNT students.


The department participates actively as an institutional member of the Broadcast Education Association, the University Film and Video Association, the International Television Association and the Texas Association of Broadcast Educators. It also supports the UNT chapter of Alpha Epsilon Rho, a national broadcasting society, and the UNT student chapter of the International Television and Video Association.

Paramount Pictures Undergraduate Scholarship

The Paramount Pictures Undergraduate Scholarship in Radio/Television/Film may be awarded to one or more students in the Department of Radio, Television and Film. This academic scholarship recognizes excellence and promise in the study and production of electronic and film media at the University of North Texas.

Any undergraduate student majoring in radio/television/film who has completed at least 60 hours of course work toward a degree at the time of application and has an overall grade point average of 3.0 may apply. Students must be enrolled for at least 12 hours of study in the semester of application for the scholarship and in the semester the scholarship is received.

Information about these scholarships may be obtained in the department office, Speech/Drama Building, Room 120B.

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