Welcome to the Department of Radio-Television-Film



The University of Texas at Austin's Radio-Television-Film department (UT RTF) supports a rich diversity of creative and scholarly pursuits. As one of the few top-ranking U.S. university programs in both media production and studies, UT RTF is one of the most affordable among its peers. We offer extensive studio and technique courses to approximately 1000 undergraduate and 160 graduate students, covering all aspects of media production, history, and theory. Our alumni go on to enjoy a wide range of careers commercially and independently—including directing, editing, producing, cinematography, special FX, game design, screenwriting, web design, marketing, policymaking, and higher education.

Recent Works


Director: Nicole Geller (BS '15)

All Around

Director: T.J. Martinez (MFA '16)

Before You Know It

Director: PJ Raval (Assistant Professor)

By the River of Babylon

Director: Don Howard (Associate Professor)

Featured Programs

RTF offers Workshops & Camps

Registration will open by February 1, 2019
Learn more about our summer media camps and adult workshops, taught by some of the best filmmakers and faculty in Austin.


UT3D explores immersive media in the nation’s first comprehensive 3D/VR production program.

Media Industry Conversations (MIC)

Industry professionals discuss today's evolving media landscape in new speaker series.

Media Studies Colloquium

This lecture series is designed to expose students to the diversity of media studies scholarship, provide models for research presentations, and enable advanced graduate students to present work related to their dissertation projects.