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Support the Department

Students of the Department of Radio-Television-Film benefit directly from the gifts of caring donors. Gifts and donations provide students with the scholarships that make it possible to go to college, and with the facilities that optimize learning and make it more enjoyable. All gifts translate into opportunities for students to become better people and professionals.

There are many ways to support the Department of Radio-TV-Film, some of which may even allow donors to provide more than they realize they could. Gifts to Radio-Television-Film may be made as donations of unrestricted support or as support for a specific purpose that you designate. Private support encourages innovation and provides new opportunities. It makes possible undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships, endowed professorships, and state of the art facilities. Through major gifts, our Department is able to pursue new programs and initiatives that our existing funding may not make possible.

How To Give

With a credit card, you can help support the Department by giving unrestricted donations to the RTF general fund, the scholarship fund, or the annual Longhorn Showcase. Visit the College of Communication online gift page here, and select the area of need to which to give.

Make a gift

If you wish to make a contribution by check, you may do so by making it payable to The University of Texas at Austin.  Please indicate whether you wish to support a particular program or if your gift is unrestricted.

Mail your check to:

Department of Radio-TV-Film
University of Texas at Austin
2504 Whitis Ave. Stop A0800
Austin, TX 78712-1067

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us. Thank you again, for your support.

Notable Alumni

  • Hector Amaya (assistant professor; University of Virginia)
  • Bryan Bertino (writer, director; The Strangers)
  • Patrick Burkart (associate professor; Texas A&M)
  • Peggy Chiao (writer, producer, founder of Golden Horse Film Festival)
  • Miyase Christensen (researcher; Karlstadt University, Sweden)
  • Christian Christiansen (professor; Uppsala University)
  • Heather Courtney (Emmy-award winning director; Where Soldiers Come From)
  • Carolyn Cunningham (Gonzaga University)
  • Brian Davidson (writer; "CSI")
  • Jesse Drew (media artist, writer, and associate professor, University of California-Davis)
  • Jewel Evans (diplomatic representative; U.S. State Department)
  • Martha Fuentes-Bautista (assistant professor; University of Massachusetts-Amherst)
  • Bruce Hendricks (president of physical production; Walt Disney Studios)
  • Kyle Henry (filmmaker and assistant professor, Northwestern University)
  • Omar Hernandez (professor; ITESM University, Mexico)
  • Junhao Hong (professor and research associate; SUNY-Buffalo)
  • Deborah Jaramillo (assistant professor; Boston University)
  • John Jirik (professor, writer, and researcher; LeHigh University, Pennsylvania)
  • Jeffrey Preiss Jones (Director of Institute of Humanities; Old Dominion University)
  • Susana Kaiser (associate professor and chair of Latin American Studies, University of San Francisco)
  • Shuchi Kothari (senior lecturer; University of Auckland)
  • Antonio LaPastina (associate professor; Texas A&M)
  • Becky Lentz (associate professor; McGill University)
  • Amanda Lotz (associate professor and writer; University of Michigan)
  • Greg Lowe (University of Finland)
  • Yahya Mahamdi (associate professor; Santa Clara University)
  • Matthew McConaughey (actor; A Time To Kill, Contact, We Are Marshall)
  • Tom McCourt (professor; Fordham University)
  • Cynthia Meyers (associate professor; College of Mount Saint Vincent)
  • John Moore (Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist)
  • Anne Morey (Director of Film Studies and associate professor, Texas A&M)
  • Susan Murray (associate professor of media, culture, and communication; New York University)
  • Jane Chi-Hyun Park (senior lecturer and writer; University of Sydney)
  • Spencer Parsons (filmmaker and assistant professor; Northwestern University)
  • Chris Paterson (writer and researcher; University of Leeds, UK)
  • Alisa Perren (assistant professor, filmmaker, and writer; Georgia State University)
  • Jennifer Petersen (assistant professor; University of Virginia)
  • Anita Prewett (senior grants/contracts specialist; UT School of Social Work)
  • Henry Puente (assistant professor; California State University-Fullerton)
  • Cacilda Rêgo (associate professor; Utah State University)
  • Yeidy Rivero (associate professor and writer; University of Michigan)
  • David Rodowick (professor; Harvard University)
  • Robert Rodriguez (director, producer; Sin City, Spy Kids, Desperado)
  • Viviana Rojas (professor, University of Texas-San Antonio)
  • Avi Santo (assistant professor, Old Dominion University)
  • Laura Saponara (communications director, ACLU of Northern California)
  • Harmeet Sawhney (professor; Indiana University)
  • Thomas Schlamme (director, producer; "The West Wing," "Studio 60")
  • Yaron Shemer (assistant professor and filmmaker; University of North Carolina)
  • Mike Simpson (William Morris Endeavors Entertainment)
  • Sean Smith (creator, writer; "Greek")
  • Lev Spiro (director; "Weeds," "Everybody Hates Chris," "Arrested Development")
  • LuChing Sung (international satellite negotiating team member; U.S. NTIA)
  • Rahdi Taylor (associate director, Sundance Film Program)
  • Beau Thorne (writer; Max Payne)
  • Raúl Tovares (associate professor, Trinity University, Washington DC)
  • Lucila Vargas (Julian W. Scheer Term professor, director of Latino journalism and media at Carolina, director of undergraduate certificate in Latino journalism and media, University of North Carolina)
  • Rob Walker (New York Times columnist; "Consumed")
  • Kenton Wilkinson (professor, writer, and researcher, Texas Tech University, Lubbock)
  • Ying Zhu (professor, writer, and department chair, College of Staten Island, City University of New York)
  • Michael Zinberg (Emmy-nominated TV writer, producer, and director; The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Bob Newhart Show, Taxi, The Practice, The Good Wife...)
  • Nabeel Zuberi (senior lecturer, writer, and researcher, University of Auckland)

UT Industry Alumni

  • Wes Anderson (director, screenwriter; The Royal Tenenbaums, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Bottle Rocket)
  • Farrah Fawcett (actress; "Charlie's Angels")
  • Eli Wallach (actor; Baby Doll, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly)
  • Owen Wilson (actor; screenwriter; The Royal Tenenbaums, Wedding Crashers, Starsky & Hutch)
  • Renee Zellweger (actress; Bridget Jones's Diary, Cold Mountain, Jerry Maguire)


Catch out our back issues of Communique, the Department's former bi-annual magazine. View it online or download a PDF copy. E-mail us for information about older copies of RTF's Communique.

Fall 2009 Communique cover
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Communique - Sweeney Todd
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Communique - tattooed under fire
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Communique - Mnemosyne Rising
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