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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

University Graduation Requirements47
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.
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. Consult with major advisor for details.
Complete one sequence from:
Asian American Studies6
AAS 033A. Asian Americans in the United States Historical and Political ProcessM63
AAS 033B. Asian Americans in the United States Historical and Political ProcessM73
U.S. History and Government6
HIST 015A. U.S. History and GovernmentM63
HIST 015B. U.S. History and GovernmentM73
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 GovernmentM63
MAS 010B. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentM73
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement3
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see http://testing.sjsu.edu/wst. Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at http://info.sjsu.edu/gwar.html.
TA 100W. Writing Workshop: Theatre ArtsZ3
Preparation for the Major9
RTVF 010. The Art of FilmC13
RTVF 110. Electronic Media and CultureS3
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 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 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 Electives13

Total Units:120