What is Radio/Television/Film Really?
In theory what is it?Using radio, television, and or film to entertain, inform, or educate.
What is it used for?My major is used for those who want to work in any aspect of production in radio, television, or film
What does the major actually entail - work-wise?Creating a 30-second radio spot, short film, talk show, write a TV drama or comedy, watch TV/listen to the radio/watch films then break them down based on what you've learned in class.
What kind of jobs do you get with it?Any job they can find. rimshot But really, most people start as a production assistants (office PA and set PA being the most popular). It's possible to become an editor's assistant right after college too. From there you network, better your skills, and schmooze your way to whatever your ultimate goal(s) is(are).
What are the fellow students like (personalitywise) in it?Students size each other up a lot. Everyone always has their eye out for the next big star so that they can become friends with that person. The more awards you win, the more complex your successful club or class projects are, the more peole will want to learn from you, be your friend, and kiss your butt. Also, everyone's looking out for the dud so they won't be associated with that person. (The idea of
Birds of a feather…applies in this major big time.) At the same time they don't want to bully the dud cause if the dud turns out to be the next big thing they my find themselves working with him/her. Jobs are usually aquired or heard of through friends so you never want to burn bridges.Due to the uncertainty of a career in this major people take class and club projects very seriously. Reels and audio portfolios are a big deal and if you're at a school where this major is saturated then every assignment, pretty much, counts. Keep communications lines open all the time, especially when you're working in groups because if you are ever late or don't show up for a project without prior notice you are as good as dead to your classmates. (Also, that type of thing will get your fired the first time in the real world so…yeah.) That's a bridge most students in this major don't care that they burn. Also, since all projects are taken so seriously, you may want to invest in some independant study time one whatever you're slated to do for any given project before you have to perform your duties because Students who feel the need to redeem themselves for any reason have a hard time doing so because it's not easy to prove to your fellow student