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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

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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

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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 »