Radio, Television & Film

Making media that's meaningful: dynamic training in broadcast and digital filmmaking

When you're on the edge of your seat during a playoff game, watching breaking news, or enjoying a mind-blowing thriller on the big screen, thank an RTF grad. And if digital filmmaking or broadcasting is where you want to make your living, check out ACC's Radio, Television, and Film Program. You'll enjoy access to the latest equipment, hands-on training, and expert classroom instruction from professors with professional experience. RTF students can observe the inner-workings of local broadcast stations or put their knowledge to work on one of the many productions we participate in throughout the region. ACC offers an Associate of Arts degree in Radio, Television, and Film as well as one-year certificates in Film/Video Production Management and Film/Video Production Technology. Class is in session... quiet on the set!

What skills can I gain?

Students examine principles, techniques, and trends in radio and television broadcasting, digital filmmaking, and the other electronic media, as well as international telecommunications. The RTF program also offers insights into media analysis, programming, regulation, and industry practices. Students gain practical training in radio, television, and film production, audio recording, lighting techniques, and more. Other courses detail announcing and newscasting essentials, script formats, terminology, writing techniques, and the development of effective voice presentation for television and radio.

How long will it take to get a degree or certificate, and what’s the difference?

Students typically require two years to complete an associate of arts in Radio, Television, and Film. After graduation, many students transfer to a four-year college and apply their credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Talk to an advisor about transfers, as different colleges have different requirements.

A certificate in Film/Video Production Management or Film/Video Production Technology usually requires at least one year of study, not including prerequisites. Enrollment is open to anyone, but those who enroll in the certificate program often seek quick entry into the digital video or broadcast field, or are professionals interested in advancing or expanding their skills.

How do I get started at ACC and where can I find out about financial aid?

Visit ACC's future student's page for admissions information. At the financial aid page you can check your eligibility and submit an application.

JET (Jobs and Education for Texans) Scholarships are available for students interested in pursuing an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Renewable Energy.

Where can I work with this education?

Graduates commonly find employment at TV and radio stations, at various businesses utilizing digital video, and on film and production crews.

How do I get started at ACC and where can I find out about financial aid?

Visit ACC’s future student’s page for admissions information. At the financial aid page you can check your eligibility and submit an application.