RTF Graduate Student Wiki

RTF Graduate Office



Click to navigate to a list of all handbooks, programs of work and checklists for PhD, MA, MFA production and MFA screenwriting


Click to forms for current RTF Graduate Students


Click to see funding information and links for current RTF students

Campus Resources


PhD in Media Studies

MA in Media Studies

MFA in Film and Media Production

MFA in Screenwriting

Graduate Catalog, 2019-2021

Forms for Current Students:

Course Permission Forms

Travel Forms

Advising and Committee Forms

Graduation Forms

Student Employment Forms

Steps to Graduate

  1. Register for correct class (for MA & MFA = RTF 398R or 698B, for PhD = RTF x99W)
  2. Apply to graduate by the deadline
  3. Schedule defense or final screening of MFA film (RTF staff can reserve the room)
  4. Use Template for your Dissertation (PhD)/Thesis (MA) or Report (MFA or MA)
  5. Complete all steps on grad school page
  6. Upload dissertation/thesis/report to TDL
  7. Turn in printed pages/forms required to Graduate School

Deadline is 3PM. See the Graduate School's website for exact dates

See examples of theses/reports and dissertations here at the UT Library.

New Students


TA Information

Travel and Funding

The Radio-Television-Film Department normally offers graduate students funds for Professional Development to defray the cost of travel to conferences or film festivals. However, in Fall 2020, travel funding is halted because of the pandemic. Please see the university's New Travel Guidelines in Response to COVID-19.

At other times, each graduate student may apply for travel funds through the RTF Graduate Office and may receive up to one award each academic year, if the budget allows. At that time, the following links will be active.

  • Travel Handbook for Production Students
  • Travel Funding 
  • International Travel Rules and Procedures

Resources for Graduate Students

RTF Department

  • Website: rtf.utexas.edu
  • Facebook: UT Rtf Austin 
  • Twitter@UT RTF
  • Instagram: @utexasrtf
  • LinkedIn
  • Flickr
  • Vimeo
  • Events Calendar(see Texas Moody Media calendar for College-Wide events)
  • Faculty profiles 
  • Staff profiles
  • Grad Student profiles
    • Incoming students:

    • Currently enrolled students:

Production Area:
* NOTE: refer to Covid-19 safety policies.

Moody College of Communication

Fellowships, Loans, and Grants

Radio-Television-Film is able to award a few fellowships each year to deserving graduate students. Fellowships, grants, and other awards require separate applications; each programs' web pages will provide further details.

Fellowships and Scholarships:

Grants and Loans:

Funding Resource Guides

On-campus Employment Opportunities

Hire a Longhorn Job Bank is a great resource for students seeking part-time employment.