TSTV is the only student-run, FCC-licensed, digitally broadcasting college television station in the country. Here, students at the University of Texas at Austin can learn camerawork, directing, producing, writing, and so much more. Working with a seasoned broadcast adviser, the student staff makes all decisions about programming, use of equipment, marketing, production projects and the future of the station.
Using the "Shows" dropdown menu, browse through our variety of shows and departments to find one that piques your interest. Then, contact the producers for information about meeting and shoot times. Most, if not all, shows are open to welcoming new members in at any time of the year.
No show that interests you? TSTV also is home to the TSTV Writer's Incubator in which narrative pilots are pitched and developed. If you have an idea for a television show or just want to learn how the process works, this is for you. Learn all about the process of creating a TSTV show, from development to airtime. Incubator applications are currently closed but shows in development are looking to crew.
One of the best parts about TSTV is the fact that it is very flexible and most students can find a way to fit it into their schedule even if they are involved with other activities. Following a three-hour workshop training, volunteers will be able to get access to the studio, editing lab, and equipment resources that they otherwise wouldn't have access to until their later years of school. While the majority of TSTV volunteers are Radio-Television-Film or Journalism majors in the Moody College of Communication, it is by no means a necessity. TSTV provides anyone from any major a chance to work in whatever interests them. Don't want to wait until the next general meeting? Contact us! You can be added to our email list and find out when our shows meet.
Whether you are a first-year student or a fifth-year student, there's a place for you at TSTV. At the beginning of the semester we hold an open general meeting where any interested potential volunteers can meet current staff and student volunteers. During the meeting we also play promos for all of the current shows being made at the station and give the producers an opportunity to pitch their show. Then, if new volunteers find something that interests them, they can sign up for that show's email list to find out more about meeting times.