Radio-Television-Film Major

Our Radio-Television-Film (RTVF) major offers training and experience in radio, television, film, and multimedia production. This includes screenwriting, directing, cinematography, editing (video, colorization, sound, etc.), and management.

The RTVF program operates KSJS 90.5 FM, a 24/7 radio station that provides entertainment, sports, and community services to the Bay Area.

RTVF majors help create feature films through Spartan Film Studios and assist with other faculty, staff, and student production projects. Spartan Film Studios offers students a unique opportunity to participate in an interdisciplinary collaboration between the RTVF and Theatre Arts programs. Students are given a full range of film production experience under the guidance of studio directors (Barnaby Dallas and Nick Martinez), expert instructors, and industry professionals. This level of hands-on experiences continously results in the production of multiple short and feature-length films. 

For both film and television, students in our screenwriting courses develop award-winning scripts that sweep competitions around the country. In RTVF studies, students learn about essential history, art, aesthetics, critical thinking/writing, theory, effects, cultural studies, gender/race/class issues, industry infrastructure, global perspectives, and more. Understanding studies in conjunction with elements of production makes you a better consumer and producer of media.

As a culminating experience, the RTVF major requires students to complete an RTVF internship in order to obtain job-seeking skills and gain valuable industry knowledge, networking, and skills to achieve their post-graduation goals.
San José State University recognizes the need for an interactive and productive education in the field of the arts. RTVF students are given multiple opportunities to perform, write, and direct their own works in preparation for a successful career in the Hollywood arts. We are excited to be working with you during your college journey. Please continue to explore our website to discover all we have to offer.