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Television, Radio, Film and Theatre, Department of

BA - Radio-Television-Film

The Radio-Television-Film program is designed for students interested in working in the world of media. Once students complete the required, well-rounded base of audio/film/video/writing/scholarship courses, students can then choose to focus more specifically with the program's degree completion options.

Course Requirements

General Education Requirements42
Of the 51 units required by the university, 9 units may be satisfied by specified major and support requirements. Consult major advisor for details.
American Institutions(6)
Of the 6 units required by the university, all may be satisfied within general education requirements as specified in the schedule of classes.
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement(3)
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at
Preparation for the Major9
RTVF 010. The Art of FilmC13
RTVF 110. Electronic Media and CultureS3
TA 100W. Writing Workshop: Theatre ArtsZ3
Requirement of the Major51
Core Courses30
RTVF 020. Introduction to Sound Production3
RTVF 030. Introduction to Film/TV Production3
RTVF 031. Film and Television Aesthetics3
RTVF 080. Introduction to Electronic Media3
RTVF 082. Introduction to Film History3
RTVF 120. Intermediate Sound Production3
RTVF 130. Intermediate Film & TV Production3
RTVF 160. Introduction to Screenwriting3
RTVF 183. Critical Studies & Research in RTVF3
RTVF 198. RTVF Internships, Portfolio, Career Prep3
Degree Completion Options21
Complete twenty-one units from:
RTVF 021. KSJS On-Air Operations3
RTVF 111. Alternative CinemaV3
RTVF 121. KSJS-FM Radio Activity1-3
RTVF 122. KSJS Station Operation & Mgmt3
RTVF 131. RTVF Post Production & Delivery3
RTVF 131A. Post Production: Color Correction3
RTVF 132A. Introduction to Cinematography3
RTVF 132B. Advanced Cinematography3
RTVF 133. Film & TV Production Management3
RTVF 135. RTVF Production: Special Projects3
RTVF 136. Advanced Film & TV Production3
RTVF 161. Advanced Screenwriting3
RTVF 180S. Individual Studies1-3
RTVF 181. Modern Film History3
RTVF 185. Special Topics in RTVF3
RTVF 199H. Honors Program2-3
University Electives16

Total Units:120