Oct 20, 2020
The Radio-Television-Broadcasting Program combines theoretical understanding of radio and television and extensive hands-on training to prepare students for success in rapidly changing fields in mass media.
The Field of Study curriculum in the Associate of Arts with a concentration in Radio Television Broadcasting degree, as listed in the additional requirements, has been approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Some four-year institutions may not accept all courses in the major field of study as part of their Baccalaureate Degree Program. Students should check with the Department of Media Communications or the four-year institution to which they plan to transfer for information. Students may earn the Associate of Arts with a concentration in Radio-Television-Broadcasting by completing the degree requirements listed below or may earn the Associate of Arts-Transfer Curriculum degree by completing the entire two years of any Radio-Television-Broadcasting curriculum identified in a current 2+2 transfer agreement with a senior institution.
SAC Outcomes and Competencies
Degree Requirements (Total Credit Hours 60)
Communication (10) Core (6 credit hours)
Mathematics (20) Core (3 credit hours)
Life and Physical Sciences (30) Core (6 credit hours)
Language, Philosophy & Culture (40) Core (3 credit hours)
Creative Arts (50) Core (3 credit hours)
American History (60) Core (6 credit hours)
Government/Political Science (70) Core (6 credit hours)
Social and Behavioral Sciences (80) Core (3 credit hours)
Additional Communication (90) Core (3 credit hours)
Additional Language, Philosophy and Culture (90) Core (3 credit hours)
Additional Requirements (18 credit hours)
Elective: 1 COMM course (3 credit hours)
Select 1 course (3 credit hours) from the following core areas: Mathematics (20) Core , Life and Physical Sciences (30) Core , Language, Philosophy & Culture (40) Core , Creative Arts (50) Core , American History (60) Core , Social and Behavioral Sciences (80) Core , Additional Communication (90) Core , Additional Language, Philosophy and Culture (90) Core
- COMM 1307 - Introduction to Mass Communication
Select 1 course from the following:
- COMM 1335 - Introduction to Electronic Media
- COMM 2300 - Media Literacy
- COMM 2366 - Introduction to Cinema
Select 3 courses from the following:
- COMM 1336 - Video Production I
- COMM 2303 - Audio Production
- COMM 2311 - Media Writing
- COMM 2331 - Radio/Television Announcing
- COMM 2332 - Radio/Television News (CI)
- COMM 2339 - Writing for Radio, Television, Film
A course may be used only once to fulfill degree requirements.
The student is encouraged to carefully examine requirements at the transfer institution. Requirements vary from institution to institution and can change from one year to the next.
Program CIP: 09.0701
Major Code: RTVB