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.

University Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of the Policies and Procedures.

4-Year Program Roadmap

Students may find a roadmap for this program here. These roadmaps are an advising tool that outlines a path of courses a student can take to complete requirements for graduation. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example course grade minimums).

Course Requirements

University Graduation Requirements44
Core Lower Division General Education30
Of the 39 units required by the university, 9 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a "C-" or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Note: Students who have completed the ADT Transfer Degree (under SB 1440) for this major will have completed all Lower Division GE Requirements and should follow the 60 unit guarantee roadmap. Meet with an advisor prior to registering for your first semester for the 60 unit roadmap or specific questions.
Upper Division General Education6
Of the 9 units required by the university, 3 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.
American Institutions6
Coursework shown below for the 6 units required by the university are double counted within GE. Other courses do meet the American Institutions requirement, but may not include additional GE areas. Consult with major advisor for details.
Complete one sequence from:
African American Studies6
AFAM 002A. African-Americans and the Development of America's History and GovernmentD23
AFAM 002B. African-Americans and the Development of America's History and GovernmentM73
Asian American Studies6
AAS 033A. Asian Americans in U.S. History ID23
AAS 033B. Asian Americans in U.S. History IIM73
U.S. History and Government6
HIST 015A. Essentials of U.S. HistoryM123
HIST 015B. Essentials of U.S. & California GovernmentM113
Can be taken as POLS 015 A/B as well.
Mexican American Studies6
MAS 010A. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentD23
MAS 010B. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentM73
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement
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
A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirement.
Preparation for the Major9
RTVF 010. The Art of FilmC13
RTVF 110. Media and CultureS3
TA 100W. Writing Workshop: Theatre ArtsZ3
Requirements 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 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 131A. Post Production: Color Correction3
RTVF 131B. Post Production & Delivery3
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