RTA Creative Practice Hours

To graduate from any of the RTA School of Media Undergraduate Programs, each student must have completed a minimum of 60 hours of Creative Practice volunteer work in a qualifying RTA institution or project. This can be done at any time over the four years of the program.
Eligible Activities
Following is a list of media production and making opportunities that are available at RTA School of Media which are eligible.

  • Any work done must be approved by the activity’s authorizing faculty supervisor or his designate. In the case of student driven projects (practicum or grad project) the hours must be approved by the faculty supervisor.
  • If a student wishes to propose an alternative project not listed below, such alternative must be pre-approved by the program director or the chair in advance of the work being started.
  • None of the time can be work for hire (paid) or part of a requirement for a credited course.

It is the responsibility of the student to keep track of these hours, and to be prepared to provide the original signed volunteer hour forms to the RTA Office. The student must retain copies of signed forms.

Eligible Activities:
• Spirit Live
• RUTV work
• RTA Public Service
• RTA Productions Sports Unit volunteer work
• Global Campus Network (not for course credit)
• Taras (not for course credit)
• Production support for practicum projects.
• Support for graduate productions
• RTA Athletics Sport coverage volunteer work
• Makerspace support
• Meta (not for course credit)
• The Scope Radio
• Hackathon
• Other non RTA volunteer production related work as approved by program director or chair.

* Please note: Media Production students are required to complete at least 50% of their Creative Practice Hours through internal involvement here in RTA. This may include supporting an un upper year's practicum project, assisting on a peer's project, volunteering with the RTA office, and working on various RTA opportunities and initiatives such as Spirit Live, Rams Live or Global​ Campus Network (so long as it's not for course credit). If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Rick Grunberg, the Media Production Program Director. 

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