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Radio, Television, Film

Northwestern University

48 months
2054 USD/module
2054 USD/module
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The Radio, Television, Film program at Northwestern University is the study of media, educating students in its history, theory and production. The interdisciplinary program offers a range of perspectives on media forms from cinema to broadcast television, alternative media to emerging technologies.


The Radio, Television, Film major at Northwestern University is dedicated to integrating theory and practice and to creating intersections with other disciplines, primarily through courses in critical studies, which are supplemented by coursework in production and writing. RTVF students become fluent in media analysis through the study of the history and social, economic and political dimensions of cinema, broadcast media, and new media. Courses are taught by cultural theorists and practicing media creators who lead majors in developing and honing their technical and critical abilities and social sensibility.

In developing critical thinking and persuasive writing skills and fluency in media and culture, RTVF majors are prepared for careers in media content creation and production, communications, business and management, education, arts and entertainment, and for further study in culture, media and the performing arts.

Graduates will be prepared to:

  • Demonstrate critical thinking, research and analysis of media forms
  • Demonstrate practical media skills and effective use of equipment and technologies
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the historical development of media forms— film, video, television, internet, and digital text—and the parallel development of critical approaches to studying these media
  • Write persuasively and communicate effectively

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Media Construction
  • Analyzing Media Texts
  • Media Contexts
  • 1 200-level RTVF course or COMM ST 275 Persuasive Images: Rhetoric of Popular Culture
  • 6 courses must be in RTVF
  • 2 courses in any department of the School of Communication 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed online application
  • A statement of purpose
  • $50 application fee (nonrefundable)
  • Official high school transcripts and conferred date of completion (or GED report)
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities
  • A current resume or CV
  • Documentation of English Proficiency for students whose first language is not English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2054 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2054 USD per module during 48 months.
  • National

    2054 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2054 USD per module during 48 months.
  • Tuition per unit: $2,054


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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