From the time you set foot on campus until the time you graduate, you will have numerous opportunities to gain valuable experience acquiring and improving the skills every media employer demands.
TV and Radio
WHEI-TV 10 telecasts the evening news every weekday from 5-5:30 p.m. This program is produced, directed and delivered by students. Students learn valuable skills in reporting, videography, anchoring and directing, all applicable in the working world of broadcast news media. In addition to providing the evening news to more than 8,000 area homes for more than 20 years, Heidelberg media students have also produced their own game shows, comedy shows and sports programs.
WHEI-88.9 FM radio broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Student broadcasters entertain the Heidelberg and Tiffin communities with music, interesting conversations and news. Sportscasters gain valuable experience providing play-by-play action of exciting Division III competition in football, basketball and baseball.
Our most successful students have one, two or even three internships before they graduate. Although internships are not required, they are strongly encouraged and valued by media employers.
Previous interns have worked at WBNS, WSYX and WCMH in Columbus; WLS in Chicago; WLW and WKRC in Cincinnati; WHIO in Dayton; Miramax films in New York; WTVG and WTOL in Toledo; WUAB and WEWS in Cleveland; and NASA.
Why Study Film
Heidelberg's Film Studies minor, which was offered for the first time in the 2006-07 year, is a perfect complement for students majoring in a variety of disciplines from communication and English to the sciences and business. The interdsciplinary Film Studies minor combines theory and production classes for the complete liberal arts film experience. The Film Studies minor works easily into most students' schedules.
Ultimately, students opting for a Film Studies minor have the optimum flexibility for building a career after Heidelberg. While many of our students will use the minor as a springboard for film/graduate school, several will also undoubtedly apply the knowledge and experience they gain in the Film Studies minor to careers in marketing, business, biology, education and public relations.