Media Arts

Required Courses for Graduation with the TAMS Diploma (Media Arts Track)

All students are required to enroll in a mathematics course each semester of the first year.  Placement in mathematics courses is determined by the student’s score on the mathematics placement test given during summer orientation.

The TAMS Media Arts Track serves as an introduction to the field of media studies. Students have the opportunity to take courses in media writing, theory, production, and analysis, and gain experience in television, radio, and audio production through on-campus outlets, including UNT’s student-run radio and television stations, KNTU and ntTV.  Students who go on to pursue their bachelor’s degree in media arts go into careers as directors, screenwriters, radio/television broadcasters and announcers, digital editors, news writers, production assistants, documentarians, and more.

Course Sequence

Fall 1   Spring 1  
MATH 1650 or 1710 5/4 hours MATH 1710 or 1720 4/3 hours
BIOL 1710/1711 & 1761
OR
CHEM 1410/1413 & 1430
5 hours
OR
4 hours
BIOL 1720/1722
OR
CHEM 1420/1423 & 1440
3 hours
OR
4 hours
ENGL 1315 3 hours ENGL 1325 3 hours
MRTS 1310 or 1320 3 hours MRTS 2210 3 hours
Seminar   MRTS 2010 or 2400 3 hours
    Seminar  
Total 14-16 hrs Total 15-17 hrs
Fall 2   Spring 2  
ENGL 2xxx-4xxx (Literature) 3 hours ENGL 2xxx-4xxx (Literature) 3 hours
PHYS 1710 & 1730 4 hours PSCI 2305/2306 3 hours
HIST 2610/2620 3 hours HIST 2610/2620 3 hours
MRTS 1310 or 1320 or 3xxx-4xxx 3 hours MRTS 1310 or 1320 or 3xxx-4xxx 3 hours
MRTS 3xxx-4xxx 3 hours MRTS 3xxx-4xxx 3 hours
Seminar   Seminar  
Total 16 hrs Total 15 hrs

Electives
Generally, TAMS students who maintain at least a 3.2 GPA are able to take electives after their first semester, provided that their course load does not exceed 19 hours.