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CT Kau"You always hear 'it will prepare you for the real world' but in the case of the RTF program at UWO, it couldn't be more true. During my time at UWO, I had two internships at FOX6 WITI-TV in Milwaukee and an internship at the College of Education and Human Services on campus. Those internships combined with the real-world experiences I received during all RTF classes and work I did at WRST, I feel confident that 1. My resume will stack up to anyone across the country and 2. It will lead to a successful future ahead."

-    C.T. Kaupp, RTF Major (‘12 Grad)

Amanda Wyngaard"The RTF program at Oshkosh is all I imagined it would be. I chose this major because I wanted to do something creative with my life, and because I have a passion for movies and TV, I figured I might as well make a career out of it! The RTF program allows you to get hands-on experience right away. I am currently a sophomore and I am a producer of a TV show here on campus. By far my best experience was working with the A-T Telethon this past year, it was such a large and rewarding production and I was honored to be part of it."

-    Amanda Wyngaard, RTF Major

"Ever since I was a kid, the only thing I ever wanted to do was to make movies and television.  I came all the way from Minnesota to pursue that dream here at UW Oshkosh.  When I first arrived, I was afraid of getting my feet wet, due to my lack of knowledge and the fear of failure.  But, as soon as I got started, there was nothing like it.  The other students, as well as the professors, were great at helping me establish confidence and a firm knowledge of the craft.  They have a great deal of equipment that just isn't available at other universities with similar programs; there are a large number of opportunities for getting hands on experience as well.  I've been able to produce a handful of shows here and can't wait for else lies in front of me in the RTF program.  If there were one piece of advice I can give to students considering RTF, it would be to get your feet wet and get them wet early.  Because if there is one thing I regret, it is wasting a lot of time during freshman year just thinking about what my future could hold."
-    David Seering, RTF Major

"The RTF program offers hand on experience with cutting edge (current) technology which is taught by professors that have worked in the industry. Smaller class sizes enable me to gain the experience that will allow me to be successful.”
-    Lisa Mahlkuch

Kyle Kohl"Radio-TV-Film has been very near and dear to me since I accidentally signed up for an air-shift on WRST my freshman year. I came to UW Oshkosh not thinking that Radio-TV-Film was going to be my major, but I found out the student organizations were way too engaging and addictive to pass up. What makes Radio-TV-Film so interesting is that it's completely up to you to decide what you're going to do with your time in the major. You can learn how to be skilled in editing, taping sports, sound designing, directing film...or you can learn them all just by having that urge to learn. The major really does a stellar job at not neglecting freshmen or new involvement; for me it's been extremely simple going from confused freshmen to a leader. I don't think many other majors can provide that experience."
-    Kyle Kohl, RTF Major

Eric Balkman“When I began taking classes at UW Oshkosh, I decided to become a journalism major. But I realized that the future of print media looked bleak. So I decided to supplement that major with a 
RTF major. Needless to say I now have a big advantage on 
fellow candidates who are applying for news and sports writing jobs 
given how print and broadcast media are becoming so entwined.”
-    Eric Balkman, RTF Major

“My favorite moment came in the Spring of 2011, when a bunch of us RTF students got together, made some popcorn, and had a Titan TV marathon, airing the premieres of our shows, including my show, Anchored. I remember every time people laughed, I swelled with pride. That's the community we have; we're a family that supports each other, and we get to watch our work on TV!”

-    Kevin Cushing, RTF Major

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by Holdsworth, Timothy W. last modified Feb 24, 2012 09:15 AM
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