Radio-Television Courses

RTV 101 - Multimedia Writing
Hours: 3
Basic journalistic writing techniques common to all media. Fundamentals of print, broadcast and Internet-oriented writing. integration of news gathering, writing and editing; ethics to establish a firm foundation for journalism, including basic reporting skills. Students will be required to read daily newspapers and online media, view/listen to TV and radio news; master the basics of Associated Press style and report and write on deadline. Basics of grammar and spelling.

RTV 109 - Media Operations I
Hours: 1
Supervised practice and instruction in radio-TV or other electronic media experiences including: radio announcing; radio production; television performance; television production; online video, visual, audio and/or textual production; and other activities related to the production of radio-TV programs and projects. Note: Required of all RTV majors for each semester of study. Practicum is required in addition to the regular course of study.

RTV 151 - Communication Technology
Hours: 3
Communication Technology. Three semester hours. (1, 2) A study of the processes and user interactions of communication technologies. The course covers the foundation of technologies used for audio and video production and the foundation of digital content distribution. Topics include personal computer and Internet historical developments, broadband, satellites, fiber optics, video gaming and virtual reality.

RTV 209 - Media Operations II
Hours: 1
Supervised practice and instruction in radio-TV or other electronic media experiences including: radio announcing; radio production; television performance; television production; online video, visual, audio and/or textual production; and other activities related to the production of radio-TV programs and projects. Practicum is required in addition to the regular course of study. (2nd level, 3rd level, 4th level; May be repeated for credit.)

RTV 215 - Media Performance
Hours: 3
(COMM 2331) Media Performance. Three semester hours. (1, 2) A study of the principles of announcing and talent in radio, television and associated fields, including preparation and performance of commercials, news, interviews and similar broadcast-style content. Includes coverage of theory and practices in the broadcasting industry from the writing, studio and production points of view

RTV 221 - Basic Audio Production and Radio Programming
Hours: 3
Lectures and laboratory experience in audio production equipment, methods, and techniques. Emphasis is placed on radio programming and production. Attention is given to radio formats, new technology, production skills and program management. Laboratory experience includes work with KKOM student radio and/or KETR Radio.

RTV 309 - Media Operations III
Hours: 1
Supervised practice and instruction in radio-TV or other electronic media experiences including: radio announcing; radio production; television performance; television production; online video, visual, audio and/or textual production; and other activities related to the production of radio-TV programs and projects. Practicum is required in addition to the regular course of study. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: RTV 109 and RTV 209.

RTV 320 - Broadcast Writing
Hours: 3
A study of the techniques, style, and format of script preparation for the radio and television media. Scripts include commercial, news documentary, and dramatic programs.

RTV 322 - Film-Style Shooting & Editing
Hours: 3
This course teaches the technical skills and creative principles required for single camera ('film style') video field shooting and post production using Final Cut Pro®. Topics include audio, video recording technology, composition, lighting, continuity, and editing. Experience planning, shooting and editing entertainment- and/or information-based video projects will be provided through hands-on exercises, projects and assignments.

RTV 326 - Electro Media Sales/Operations
Hours: 3
An examination of the sales, programming, and management functions of broadcast and online media operations. Advertising techniques, audience ratings, and basic commercial practices will be examined, as will traditional and contemporary media programming and operations as related to developing content for an audience and monetizing that content

RTV 332 - Advanced Digital Video Production
Hours: 3
Lectures and laboratory experiences in control room and studio procedures for television broadcasting. Provides the students with an opportunity for learning pre-production, production and post-production of television programs using field shooting for pre-production and multi-camera production techniques of a TV studio. Experiences provided include operation of cameras, control panels, lights, and audio in directing and producing nondramatic programs such as news, commercials, and interviews. Attention is given to the television performance as well as to production techniques.

RTV 360 - Digital Audio Production
Hours: 3
Digital Audio Production - Three Semester Hours Students will learn the fundamental skills required of sound engineers and/or producers working in the recording industry. Attention will be given to the basics of the mixing board, microphones and recording techniques for drums, bass, guitar, keyboards and vocals. Pre-requisites : RTV 221

RTV 380 - Sports Media
Hours: 3
Students will learn the basic aspects of live play-by-play broadcasting; color commentary; and sports reporting, anchoring and producing for radio, TV and online communications. Emphasis will be on practical experience in helping to produce sports programming for KETR, student radio KKOM and student television KETV. Prerequisites: RTV 215.

RTV 409 - Media Operations IV
Hours: 1
Supervised practice and instruction in radio-TV or other electronic media experiences including: radio announcing; radio production; television performance; television production; online video, visual, audio and/or textual production; and other activities related to the production of radio-TV programs and projects. Practicum is required in addition to the regular course of study. (2nd level, 3rd level, 4th level; May be repeated for credit.) Prerequisites: RTV 109.

RTV 420 - Multimedia Portfolio
Hours: 3
The course explores the Internet, particularly the World Wide Web, as it is used in mass communication, as a modern extension of media that have been traditionally associated with newspaper, television and radio station operations. Students will develop a greater appreciation for the history and implications of computer-mediated communication, explore cultural, social and economic issues of interactive media, and learn basic practical skills in interactive media production and management. Students will apply the skills learned in the class to their own media materials created from this and previous classes to create and publish an online portfolio related to the intended career interests. Prerequisites: RTV 322 or consent of instructor.

RTV 440 - Broadcast & Digital Journalism
Hours: 3
The course covers basic rules of broadcast news writing and visual storytelling, along with radio- and Internet-news creation and production and studio and newsroom procedures. Students will research, write, shoot and edit TV news stories and participate in producing a TV newscast.

RTV 453 - Social Media Marketing
Hours: 3
This theory-based course will examine concepts of communication, social interaction and community in a digital world. The course will include online social media applications and tools such as chat, blog, wiki, avatar, comment, podcast and similar Internet-based techniques of digital media communication. Students are expected to use social media practices to create multimedia learning journals, and will use social media to produce and present projects.

RTV 480 - Pro Seminar & Portfolio
Hours: 3
Professional Seminar & Portfolio - Three semester hours The course synthesizes content from previous courses in commercial broadcasting, investigates current trends and issues in broadcast and digital media production, and includes a thorough investigation of the job search process. Also, investigation of new trends in broadcast and digital media production, management, research, programming and government regulation. Prerequisite: at least 30 hours completed in RTV courses.

RTV 489 - Independent Study
Hours: 1-4
Independent Study. One to four semester hours. Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated when the topic varies. Prerequisite: Consent of department head or RTV head.

RTV 490 - Honors Thesis
Hours: 1-6

RTV 491 - Ind Honors Readings
Hours: 3

RTV 495 - Internship
Hours: 1-3
Internship - One, Two, or Three Semester Hours Students receive professional experience with radio, television or other electronic media, supervised both by a faculty member and an electronic-media professional. Students must have a GPA of not less than 2.6 in a minimum of three RTV courses, and the approval of the RTV division director before being approved for the internship.

RTV 497 - Special Topic
Hours: 1-4
Special Topics. One to four semester hours. Organized class. May be repeated when topics vary.

RTV 1335 - US-Stud in Elec Comm
Hours: 3
(COMM 1335) Studies in Electronic Communications. Three semester hours. (1) A survey course to provide an understanding of the origin, operation, organization and history of broadcasting in the United States.