FTDM Major


Students seeking to major in the traditional FTDM program must complete a minimum of 37 semester hours in the major. At least 12 semester hours must be at the 30000-level or above. The FTDM major is available as a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science.

Course Order

FTDM majors must complete four steps to graduate. It is strongly recommended that FTDM majors complete their required courses in this order:

  1. Take all three departmental requirements
  2. In each topic area, take the listed course AND a second course:
  3. Complete any combination of three additional FTDM production, industry and/or critical studies courses. Note: FTDM open electives may not be used to fulfill FTDM major requirements.
  4. Complete FTDM 40901 Senior Seminar in the last semester of the senior year.

Additional Requirements:

  • A minimum of 124 semester hours is required to graduate from TCU. At least 42 semester hours must be 30000-level or above.
  • FTDM majors must complete a minor of at least 18 hours. Requirements for individual minors must be followed.
  • FTDM majors must complete the Core Curriculum requirements as described elsewhere in the TCU catalog.
  • A Bachelor of Arts requires six semester hours in one foreign language at the 20000-level or above.