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Major in the Moody College of Communication

Major Radio Television Film

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.

Declaration Requirements


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

How to Declare


Current UT students interested in transferring to the Moody College of Communication can learn more about application deadlines, requirements, and information sessions on the internal transfer website.

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.



RTF majors are creative, curious, driven, energetic, organized, and original. They are attentive to details and passionate about media studies and production.



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.


Your major does not always determine your career path. Many graduates pursue careers outside their field, depending on their interests and experiences.


It’s not just your major that matters! Make yourself marketable by gaining a variety of experiences in college. Read a few inspiring stories by professionals whose experiences led to great careers.

Contact a Texas Career Engagement career counselor today to find out how you can turn your major into a career.