Media Production Concentrations

Concentrations are not required but most RTA students are encouraged to complete one which they can designate (declare) to note on their transcript. Students will designate their concentration by submitting a simple form to the RTA student affairs coordinator in the students’ final Fall term. A total of six courses must be successfully completed in a given concentration.

List of courses and concentrations for Media Production:

Radio and Sound
Students will complete RTA 311 plus five (5) of the following:

Code Course
RTA 905 History and Culture of Pop Music
RTA 907 Sound Media
RTA 921 Advanced Audio Theory
RTA 971 Audio Post Production & Sound Design
RTA 972 Sound Synthesis
RTA 974 Radio Production
RTA 981 Advanced Audio Production
RTA 985 Sound for Video Producers 
RTA 996 Beyond the Radio Format

Television and Video
Students will complete either RTA 313 or RTA 314* plus four (4) of the following:

Code Course
RTA 908 Business of Producing I
RTA 909 Business of Producing II 
RTA 910 Production Management
RTA 911 Directing and Performance
RTA 912 The Audience 
RTA 913 Media Entrepreneurship 
RTA 955 Sports Broadcasting
RTA 956 Children's Programming
RTA 957 Documentary Production
RTA 969 Television Technical Producing
RTA 970 Lighting, Grip and Effects Specialty
RTA 973 Independent Production
RTA 975 Video Compositing and Special Effects
RTA 977 Current Affairs Production
RTA 978 Editing Specialty
RTA 979 Advanced Television Editing 
RTA 983 Video Production – Advanced

Digital Media
Students will complete six (6) of the following:

Code Course
RTA 221 Experiential Media & Interdisciplinary Practice 
RTA 222 Intro to Computational Art
RTA 223 Intro to Experience Design
RTA 317 Digital Media for Evolving Audiences
RTA 320 Interactive Storytelling 
RTA 321 Intro to Tangible Media 
RTA 925 Making Objects
RTA 928 Gaming Theory and Practice
RTA 929 Multi-platform Narrative
RTA 930 Social Practices in Hybrid Media Spaces
RTA 932 Hacking, DIY, and Open Source Cultures
RTA 933 Hacking, DIY, and Open Source Studio
RTA 934 Virtual Identities and Communities
RTA 935 Institutional and Personal Media Platforms
RTA 948 Interactive Spaces
RTA 953 Mobility and Mixed Reality
RTA 954 Empathy Machines
RTA 958 Communications within Hybrid Environments
RTA 959 Visualization and Generative Processes
RTA 961 2D and Object Animation
RTA 962 Interaction Design
RTA 963 Web Design
RTA 965 Advanced New Media Topics
RTA 967 Interactivity and Net-working
RTA 968 Malleable Media
RTA 975 Video Compositing and Special Effects
RTA 982 Advanced Digital Media Production

Media Business
Students will complete six (6) of the following:

Code Course
RTA 901 Advertising 
RTA 904 Advanced Media Management 
RTA 906 Marketing for Media Professionals 
RTA 908 Business of Producing I
RTA 909 Business of Producing II 
RTA 912 The Audience 
RTA 913 Media Entrepreneurship 
RTA 914 Business Case Studies in Communications
RTA 915 Legal Issues in Media 
RTA 916 Advanced Media Marketing
RTA 917 Public Relations
RTA 918 Ethics in Media
RTA 919 The Art of Negotiation
RTA 927 Business of Music I 
RTA 937 Business of Music II 
RTA 950 Selected Topics in Media
RTA 960 Selected Topics in International Media
RTA 999 RTA in LA

Screenwriting
Students will complete RTA 212 plus five (5) of the following:

Code Course
RTA 320 Interactive Storytelling 
RTA 922 Transmedia Writing
RTA 923 Intro to Writing for Video Games
RTA 926 Studies in Genre
RTA 941 Dramatic Writing
RTA 942 Advertising Copywriting
RTA 943 Comedy Writing
RTA 944 Writing for Animation
RTA 945 Writing for Factual and Reality Programs
RTA 999 RTA in LA

Social Media
Students will complete six (6) of the following:

Code Course
RTA 521 #Activism: Media for Social Change 
RTA 902 Social Media
RTA 917 Public Relations
RTA 930 Social Practices in Hybrid Media Spaces
RTA 932 Hacking, DIY, and Open Source Cultures
RTA 933 Hacking, DIY, and Open Source Studio
RTA 934 Virtual Identities and Communities
RTA 935 Institutional and Personal Media Platforms
RTA 967 Interactivity and Net-working

Critical Media Theory
Students will complete RTA 101 plus five (5) of the following:

Code Course
RTA 220 New Media Art History
RTA 323 Digital Narratology
RTA 903 News and Current Affairs Theory
RTA 938 Digital Popular Cultures
RTA 939 Aboriginal Media
RTA 940 Canadian Televisual Studies
RTA 946 Issues in New Media Theory & History