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Questions for RTVF Grads

NBCbyNatureNBCbyNature Registered User Posts: 19 New Member
edited February 2013 in Northwestern University
I've heard so many great things about RTVF at NU - how it's both theory and practice-based, how you can specialize in your interests as a junior and senior, and how the extensive NU alumni help in finding internships and jobs.

I was just wondering if there were any grads who majored in RTVF who could speak a bit about post-grad life. Did you go to graduate school (for screenwriting, filmmaking, etc)? Did you find it easy to find a job after graduating NU? Do you think majoring in RTVF at NU helped you find opportunities post-grad? Any information at all would be helpful.

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Replies to: Questions for RTVF Grads

  • CC AdminCC Admin Administrator Posts: 32,477 Senior Member
    I'm wondering the exact same thing! Someone answer!
  • SamSaulsburySamSaulsbury Registered User Posts: 179 Junior Member
    Totally wondering this too! So... bump
  • MichelleHMichelleH Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    so I'm not a grad...yet. I'm currently an Undergrad RTVF major at NU.

    I can tell you right now that the film program isn't a joke lol. I know a lot of people here like to joke about being a film major or a theater major, but let me tell you now that there is NO SUCH THING as a walk in the park for any northwestern student, regardless of what major you are in.

    i'm just going to throw it out there that right now, film is a very hard industry to break in to. because of economic insecurity, and the fact that the entertainment industry is important, but not "essential", it's really floundering at this present time. i'm hoping that it will pick up again by the time i've graduated though.

    anyway, now on to your question. i haven't graduated yet, but i can tell you that the opportunities are here, you just have to be the one to reach for them. NU doesn't baby its students; either you want it, and you go for it, or you don't, and nothing happens. it's not a school where they will actively seek to help you, rather, you have to be the one willing to look for the right resources and seek the help yourself.

    that being said, it all depends on how much work you put in to it.

    stephen colbert went to our school lol.

    if you work hard, and you make sure you stay connected with the people in the department, and you apply for internships and filming opportunities and stay involved, i can't say you'll have no problem finding a job, but i can say that it will make your journey a lot easier. I've been thinking about this a lot too, and I guess i can't say for sure until i've graduated...but i wish you the best of luck!

    like anything, if you work hard enough at it, eventualy there will be results.
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