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 on the Bachelor of Arts as well as the Bachelor of Science degrees.

FTDM majors must complete four steps to graduate, and it is strongly recommended that FTDM majors complete their required courses in this order:

Step One: Departmental Core Requirements

All students must take these three classes:

FTDM 10113 History of Broadcasting
FTDM 10123 History of Film
FTDM 10143 Introduction to Film and Television Aesthetics

Step Two:

Take two courses in each of three areas:

Production: FTDM 20213 Basic Video Production and any other FTDM production course

Industry: FTDM 20523 Business of Media and any other FTDM industry course

Critical Studies: FTDM 30103 Media Analysis and any other FTDM critical studies course

Step Three:

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.

Step Four:

Complete FTDM 40901 Senior Seminar (1 semester hour) in the last semester of the senior year

Additional Requirements:

1. A minimum of 124 semester hours is required to graduate from TCU. At least 42 semester hours must be earned at the 30000-level or above.
2. FTDM majors must complete a minor of at least 18 hours. Requirements for individual minors must be followed.
3. FTDM majors must complete the Core Curriculum requirements as described elsewhere in the TCU catalog. Information about the Core Curriculum can be found at the website: www.core.tcu.edu.
4. A student earning a Bachelor of Arts will take 6 semester hours in one foreign language at the 20000-level or above.

Minor in FTDM

Students may alternatively choose to minor in FTDM.