Film, Television and Digital Media

(BA, BS)

Students wishing to major in film, television and digital media must complete the following requirements for graduation:

  • A minimum of 124 semester hours overall, including at least 42 hours earned at the 30000 level or above
  • TCU Core Curriculum requirements
  • A minimum of 37 semester hours in the FTDM major courses, including at least 12 hours at the 30000 level or above
  • A minor of at least 18 hours; all requirements of the minor department must be followed
  • A grade of “C” or better in all courses taken in the FTDM department
  • FTDM 10113 History of Broadcasting; FTDM 10123 History of Film; FTDM 10143 Introduction to Film and Television Aesthetics; FTDM 20213 Basic Video Production; FTDM 20523 Business of Media; FTDM 30103 Media Analysis;  FTDM 40901 Senior Seminar.

Bachelor of Arts in Film, Television and Digital Media

Students pursuing the BA degree must demonstrate competency in a foreign language equivalent to completing four foreign language semesters at TCU.

It is strongly recommended that FTDM majors complete FTDM major courses in this order:

  1. Departmental core
  2. Take two courses in the areas of Production, Industry, and Critical Studies
  3. Complete any combination of three additional FTDM production, industry or critical studies courses
    *Note: FTDM open electives may not be used to fulfill FTDM major requirements
  4. Complete FTDM 40901 Senior Seminar (1 semester hour) in the last semester of the senior year

Sports Broadcasting

The Department of Film, Television and Digital Media offers a major in sports broadcasting. Admission to the major is by competitive application and is not guaranteed.

Each year more students apply to the sports broadcasting program than can be accommodated by existing faculty and facilities. In order to provide a personal and quality educational experience, the department must limit undergraduate admission through competitive application.

Applications are accepted each spring (only) for admission to the major the following fall. Students interested in applying for admission into the sports broadcasting major should contact the Department of Film, Television and Digital Media for additional information and to obtain application instructions. Admission to the major is separate from admission to the University; admission to the University does not guarantee admission to the major.

All sports broadcasting majors must complete for graduation:

  • A minimum of 124 semester hours overall, including at least 42 hours at the 30000 level or above
  • TCU Core Curriculum requirements
  • A minimum of 37 semester hours in sports broadcasting, including at least 12 hours at the 30000 level or above
  • A grade of “C” or better in all courses taken in the department
  • FTDM 10113– History of Broadcasting; FTDM 20523 Business of Media; FTDM 21113 Sports Broadcasting; FTDM 21713 Introduction to Remote Sports Production; FTDM 40901 Senior Seminar
  • A minor of at least 18 hours; all requirements of the minor department must be followed

Students pursuing the BA degree must demonstrate competency in a foreign language equivalent to completing four foreign language semesters at TCU.