2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Film, Television and Digital Media

The Department of Film, Television and Digital Media (FTDM) encourages students to see the media from multiple perspectives. Courses in a variety of areas such as critical studies, industry studies and production prepare graduates for success in careers throughout the industry. FTDM students may major in film, television and digital media or in sports broadcasting.

State-of-the-art department resources include HD studios, soundstages, Avid and Final Cut Pro editing suites, a Pro Tools audio suite and Foley stage, a campus radio station and a full complement of HD field production and grip equipment. The Gwendolyn P. Tandy Memorial Film Library houses more than 15,000 titles.

John V. Roach Honors College

FTDM majors or sports broadcasting majors who plan to pursue departmental honors must be members of the Honors College and should enroll in FTDM 30003 their junior year and FTDM 40003 during the fall semester of their senior year.

Transfer Students

Transfer students are not guaranteed admission to the majors offered by the department. All potential film, television and digital media majors, including transfer students, must successfully complete the FTDM introductory courses and fulfill all remaining requirements in order to graduate. Potential sports broadcasting majors, including transfer students, must apply for, and be granted, acceptance into the major (see sports broadcasting program requirements). Transfer students must submit a written request if they wish the department to consider accepting any substitutes for FTDM 10113, FTDM 10123 or FTDM 10143. Request will be considered on an individual basis.


An active, supervised internship program places students in television studios, film production companies, audience research companies and corporate/industrial media centers. Interns may be placed in major media markets such as Los Angeles, New York, London or Fort Worth-Dallas or in their hometowns. FTDM internships are available only to film, television and digital media majors and sports broadcasting majors, and prerequisites apply. Contact the department for policies and procedures.

Study Abroad

Contact the FTDM department for details and schedules for study abroad opportunities.