Film, Television and Digital Media Studies with Jack Inguanti

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 images. To be able to understand, analyze and create compelling video content in the 21st Century is nearly as important as being able to read and write was in centuries past.

What has been your favorite class?

History of Film with Dr. Kimberly Owczarski. For most film, television and digital media majors, it’s one of the very first classes you take within your major and I absolutely loved it. We learned about the beginnings of the film industry in the early 20th Century, from France to my home state of New Jersey, and I began to appreciate just how far film has progressed from its earliest years of silent, black-and-white images.

Which TCU professor has had the greatest impact on you?

Richard Allen, the writing professor in film, television and digital media. He has extensive industry experience and funny anecdotes about names we all recognize in Hollywood. He also gives very honest feedback to writers, causing students to feel as though he genuinely wants us to improve and do something great with our ambition.

What would be your dream job after graduation?

I would love to be a staff writer on a television show in New York City. My ultimate goal is to write and direct movies, but I can hardly think of anything more fun than working in a writer’s room as a broke twenty-something in New York City.

Is there anything you wish you could go back and tell yourself on your first day of classes?

College isn’t like high school. Once you leave college, you are not guaranteed four more summer and winter breaks to come home from school and see your old friends. When you leave college, you and your friends will scatter and might only see each other periodically for the rest of your lives. I wish I would have told myself to make the most of my time with my friends, both those from high school and college. 

What is the most unique thing about yourself?

I sing in a rock cover band with some of my friends, which is pretty unique!