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Class of 2014: A Day in the Life of Geoffrey Craig

A photo of TCU alumnus Geoffrey Craig with his wife and two young daughters.

Name: Geoff Craig Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas Major: Sports Broadcasting Minor: History  Geoffrey Craig ’14 starts his morning routine by pouring himself and his wife a cup of coffee. They know they only have a few minutes to enjoy alone before their two daughters will wake up starving. Geoff drives his daughters to school, then… Read more »

Class of 2020: All About Justin Roundtree

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Name: Justin Roundtree Year: Senior Majors: Sports Broadcasting; Psychology Hometown: Los Angeles, California  Justin Roundtree’s greatest passion has always been sports. When he got to college there was no doubt in his mind that he would want to go into sports broadcasting. That’s what led him to choose sports broadcasting as a major. He is… Read more »

CLASS OF 2015: TCU Football’s Finest

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Name: Rachel Phillips Hometown: Rockwall, Texas Major: Film, Television and Digital Media Occupation: Director of Recruiting Operations at Texas Christian University  Frog Family.   To some, it’s just a saying. For Rachel Phillips, it’s a lifestyle.  Phillips applied to one university, Texas Christian University. She filled out the entire application in one night, staying up until… Read more »

Class of 2019: Meet Marisa Thomas

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Name: Marisa Thomas Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas Major: Cinema and Media Studies Texas Christian University is a place that is not only growing, but also offering new and exciting programs. Marisa Thomas ’19 was one of the first students to commit to the new cinema and media studies major. “Being one of the first students… Read more »

Class of 2021: Five Questions with an Aspiring Hollywood Star

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Student: Matthew Moore Major: Film, Television and Digital Media Class: Junior Hometown: Boca Raton, Florida   Why Texas Christian University?   My father went to TCU and I have family all around Texas. I enjoy the weather and frankly I have a lot of fun being able to go by our family ranch near TCU. It’s truly… Read more »

Class of 2021: The Marvelous Miss Jaya Armstead

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Meet Jaya Armstead, a junior from Dallas, Texas, studying writing and cinema and media studies. After attending college in Arizona, she transferred to Texas Christian University in hopes of finding a new place to call home. Armstead knew TCU was the perfect fit to continue her education. “I like the sense of community at TCU… Read more »

Class of 2020: South Africa, Star Wars and Jared Lemelin

A photo of TCU student Jared Lemelin on the beach holding a camera.

Name: Jared Lemelin  Major: Film, Television and Digital Media Class: Senior Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, California   Coming to Texas Christian University was an easy decision for Jared Lemelin, but not for the reasons one would guess. He said it’s normal to be attracted to a campus that’s beautiful like TCU, but he wanted something more from… Read more »

Class of 2021: Get to Know Valerie Clark

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Name: Valerie Clark Major: Cinema and Media Studies Minor: Spanish Hometown: Houston, Texas Valerie Clark is passionate about movies and entertainment, so when she discovered the cinema and media studies major, she knew she found her place on campus. “I chose my major because I really enjoy seeing how media affects our everyday lives,” she said. “I think… Read more »

The Class of 2019: Mackenzie Hozdic

A photo of TCU alumna Mackenzie Hozdic.

Major: Film, Television and Digital Media Hometown: Atlanta, Texas Why did you choose Texas Christian University?  I knew TCU was the perfect fit for me after visiting campus and seeing all the student interaction. TCU is the perfect size and allows students to feel valued by their peers and professors. What made you choose film, television and… Read more »

Meet Ryan Layne – Transfer Student

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Meet Ryan Layne, a senior from Austin, Texas studying sports broadcasting with a minor in communication studies. He transferred to Texas Christian University his junior year after going to a community college in Austin for two years. Layne always knew he wanted to transfer to TCU because it was his ideal campus culture and a… Read more »

A Conversation with Jared Lemelin

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Major: Film, Television and Digital Media Class: Junior Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, California Why did you choose to major in film, television and digital media? Film has always been what I enjoy learning about the most. Ever since I was little, I wanted to know how filmmakers did what they did. I wanted to be someone… Read more »

Meet Jack Moraglia

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Class: Senior Majors: Film, Television and Digital Media; Writing Hometown: McKinney, Texas Jack Moraglia is a senior at TCU majoring in film, television and digital media, and writing. When Moraglia came to TCU, he knew exactly what major he wanted to choose: film, television and digital media. He had always been interested in working in… Read more »

Film, Television and Digital Media Studies with Jack Inguanti

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Majors: Film, Television and Digital Media; Political Science Hometown: Trenton, New Jersey  Why did you choose this major?   I have always loved movies and video as a whole has become the predominant medium of our time. So much of our information and entertainment today is distributed through a mix of both still and moving… Read more »

The Class of 2019: Chase Cameron

A photo of Bryce Maloy (left) and Chase Cameron (right).

Major: Film, Television and Digital Media Hometown: San Diego, California Why did you choose Film, Television and Digital Media as a major? Simply put, I chose to major in film, television and digital media because I wanted to pursue a career in sports broadcasting. I knew I would minor in business because TCU doesn’t offer… Read more »

Alumni Interview: Weston McFarlin

Weston McFarlin on the day of his graduation.

How has the Film, Television and Digital Media department prepared you for the working world? Long story short, film and TV production is not an easy career path. It is an industry that you have to really want in order to “make it.” The department gave me valuable skills that have been important tools of the craft… Read more »

Alumni Profile: Britney Cech

A photo of Britney Cech in her graduation cap and gown posing in the Moudy South atrium.

Major: Film, Television and Digital Media Graduating Class: 2018 Hometown: Meadow Place, Texas Current Location: Los Angeles, California Britney Cech graduated in December 2018 and says that her experience in the film, television and digital media major gave her hands-on experience that allowed her to work towards her goal of becoming a producer in the… Read more »

The Class of 2019: Scout Johnson

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Major: Strategic Communication Minor: Film, Television and Digital Media Hometown: Wilmette, Illinois Why did you choose TCU? Hugh Rabjohns, my best friend from high school, is why I choose TCU. He wouldn’t stop nagging me in science class to go visit. When I finally visited, I fell in love with the campus. TCU isn’t too… Read more »

The Class of 2019: Andrew Van Heusden

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Majors: Film, Television and Digital Media; Journalism Hometown: Brighton, Michigan Andrew Van Heusden has always loved to tell stories and gained some of his most valuable real-world experience through his Directing for the Camera class with Professor Richard Allen. The class was tasked with working with actors to direct different scenes. Van Heusden said he… Read more »

The Class of 2019: Laurel Rogers

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Name: Laurel Rogers Major: Strategic Communication Minors: Film, Television and Digital Media; Business Hometown: Columbus, Ohio What made you choose film, television and digital media as a minor? As a strategic communication major, I had to choose a minor. I have always been very interested in film, so film, television and digital media was a… Read more »

The Class of 2019: Riahnna Whitley

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Majors: Film, Television and Digital Media; Strategic Communication Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas Why did you decide to major in film, television and digital media? I love watching movies and TV so I thought the classes would be interesting. I originally planned to only minor in film, television and digital media since my other major was… Read more »

What Inspired Juan Ojeda?

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Juan Ojeda – a former business student turned film, television and digital media major – never imagined he would end up at Texas Christian University. Only after attending a TCU class with his wife (fiancé at the time), Elizabeth Rosales, did he begin to see a future on this campus. His decade-long experience in a… Read more »

Life Through the Lens: Andrew Van Heusden

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Andrew Van Heusden, Senior Native of Brighton, Michigan Majoring in film, television and digital media and journalism Whether Andrew Van Heusden is in front of the camera or behind it, there is no doubt he can tell a story. And he’s no rookie, either. Van Heusden has been bringing stories to life ever since he was eight… Read more »

Life Through the Lens: Richard Edgemon

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Richard Edgemon, Senior Native of Arlington, Texas Majoring in film, television and digital media and journalism What’s your favorite way to watch a movie? “Normally, I like to watch movies at home with a group of friends. Occasionally, it’s better to be in the theater.” What’s your favorite genre? “Horror is all about cheap budgets… Read more »

Film, Television and Digital Media’s Reese Gilchrist

Reese Gilchrist

Reese Gilchrist Major: Film, Television and Digital Media Hometown: Weatherford, Texas Class: Junior Why TCU? Since my family has always been a huge fan of the Frogs, I grew up going to TCU football games. My older brother graduated from high school before I did, enrolled at TCU, and had the best time of his… Read more »

Five Questions with a Film, Television and Digital Media Major

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Name: Libby Glenn Major: Film, Television and Digital Media Hometown: Santa Monica, California Class: Junior What is your favorite part of your major? My favorite thing about my major is that creativity is encouraged and valued. Every class I take in the Film, Television and Digital Media department makes me all the more excited for… Read more »

Six Questions with Laurel Rogers

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Name: Laurel Rogers Class: Senior Major: Strategic Communication Minors: Business and Film, TV and Digital Media Hometown: Columbus, Ohio Go-to study snack Cheez-Its Go-to study music I love the playlist, All The Feels, on Spotify. Check it out, it’s great! Go-to study spot Third floor Rees-Jones tables Three words to describe your Bob Schieffer College of… Read more »

A Schieffer College Student Profile

James Lindsay Sports Broadcasting, May 2017 Previously attended Weatherford College, Weatherford, Texas From Aledo, Texas What led you to transfer to TCU?  After leaving the Navy, I was searching for what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. After relocating back to Fort Worth, I decided to see what TCU had to… Read more »

Friends Beyond the Classroom

I met my closest friends in the Film, Television and Digital Media program. Most of them have already graduated but Megan Tholen and Cole Rasco are riding by my side to graduation day. Megan and I met during our Media Analysis class. We cried over the exams and connected over non-film related things: politics, sports,… Read more »

What’s in your pack?

“I go to movies all the time!” Film, Television and Digital Media major Jane Goode ‘20 revealed. “I’m a film major after all.” Her backpack holds no signs of being a film major, however. She has few items in her bag, mainly what she needs for class, such as notebooks and textbooks. Her favorite class… Read more »

Why Are You Studying…

Maddie Cole Major: Film, Television, and Digital Media Hometown: Seal Beach, California Graduation Date: May 2017 What is your favorite movie? “Anchorman.” Why FTDM? I switched from Strategic Communication to FTDM my sophomore year because I had to follow my passion for filmmaking. I have always loved movies and the process behind them. Any time… Read more »

What You Need to Know About FTDM

“There are three intro/beginning classes you take first, and they all have a night lab component where you screen movies or TV shows.” “The major is made up of three different components: industry, production, and critical analysis.” “It’s important for you to get to know your professor because chances are you’ll have him or her… Read more »

What You Need to Know About FTDM

“I would say really pay attention to the time you meet with your advisor; they know so much about the major and how to shape it towards your interests.” “Be open to trying new things. I thought I wasn’t interested in sports until I pursued an opportunity a professor presented to me.” “Make friends within… Read more »

Three Questions for…

Three Questions for Andy Haskett, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Film-TVDigital Media What’s your favorite movie? Napoleon Dynamite because is broke all the rules for storytelling that had been established and is a delightful experience. Do you collect anything? Guitars, but I shouldn’t because they’re so expensive. I got my first on in the 1960s… Read more »