The minor in Media and Entertainment Industries will provide undergraduates with an understanding of how the media and entertainment industries operate. Students will survey the histories, structures, and contemporary work practices of the media and entertainment industries. They will learn about the activities of media organizations and how media professionals navigate a rapidly changing industrial environment. The minor is designed to prepare students for careers within and related to a range of media and entertainment industries and professions including film, television, social and mobile media, and gaming, among other possibilities. Students will be exposed to a range of employment opportunities in both the private and public sectors at a time when the media landscape is undergoing rapid transformations both nationally and internationally. The Media and Entertainment Industries minor allows students from a range of majors across UT Austin to interact in class, engage in experiential learning, enhance their employment qualifications, and generally prepare them to be leaders in these dynamically evolving industries. The minor also allows enough flexibility for students to customize their study to focus on areas of the media and entertainment industries of great interest to them.
This program is open to all students under the 2018–2020 and future catalogs who are not majoring in Radio-Television-Film and have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.
Acceptance into the minor does not come with preference or guarantee of a seat in any RTF course.
- Step 1: Apply for the Media and Entertainment Industries minor here: Media and Entertainment Industries Minor Application
- Step 2: Select “RTF Radio-Television-Film" in the drop-down menu, and then ”Media and Entertainment Industries.”
- Step 3: Begin taking your minor courses. (You do not have to be accepted to the Media and Entertainment Industries minor to take the courses, and any courses taken before applying will be applied once the application is complete.)