Radio/Television/Film Major

Students must also complete the Undergraduate Registration Requirement and the degree requirements of their home school.

Program Requirements (12 units) 

All courses for SoC majors, minors and distribution requirements must be completed with a grade of C- or higher and may not be taken P/N.

Introductory Course (1 unit)

Course Title
RTVF 190-0Media Construction (and second-year standing—not through AP credits—are the prerequisites for all 300-level production courses)

Advanced Courses (11 units)

  • 3 200-level courses:
    Course Title
    RTVF 220-0Analyzing Media Texts
    RTVF 230-0Understanding Media Contexts
    One additional 200-level RTVF course, which may include:
    RTVF 260-0Foundations of Screenwriting
    or RTVF 298-0 Studies in Media Topics
    COMM_ST 275-0Persuasive Images: Rhetoric of Popular Culture
  • 8 additional units of credit in communication at the 300 and 400 levels, including at least 6 courses in the department at the 300 and 400 levels, and including no more than a total of 2 units of independent study, practicums, or internships

Additional Requirements (30 units)

Courses Outside Communication (6 units)

6 courses at the 200 level or above outside communi­­­cation, including at least 3 courses at the 300 level or above; courses taken to meet the distribution require­ment may be used to fulfill this requirement

Language Requirement

Two-year proficiency in a classical or modern foreign language as defined by the Weinberg College foreign language proficiency requirement

Distribution Requirements (18 units)

18 units of credit outside the school, including 8 units of credit from the School of Com­munication distribution areas: 2 from science, mathematics, and technology; 3 from individual and social behavior; and 3 from humanities and fine arts


Electives in communication and other areas to complete a minimum of 42 units