Study FTT. Do Anything. 

90% of recent Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre majors found full-time employment, enrolled in graduate school, entered service programs, joined the military, or launched independent projects within six months of graduation. 

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Notable Alumni


Peter Richardson - filmmaker and FTT alum - headshot

Peter Richardson

ND Class of 2002

2011 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize Winner, Best Documentary.
Notre Dame Alumnus Wins Top Award at Sundance

Studying film at Notre Dame was the perfect foundation for going into a career in the field. Not only did we get access and training to the tools and techniques we’d need later on, but we were taught to think critically about the films we were making and what impact they might have in the world -- politically, culturally, socially. Perhaps the biggest testament to my education at Notre Dame is the fact that I’m still in close contact with several of my professors from the program.  I turn to them regularly for advice and just to check in. I think that kind of personal interest and connection is rare, and I’m grateful to have found it at Notre Dame.

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Patrick Vassel

ND Class of 2007

I graduated in 2007 and worked in communications for Teach for America.  That led me to teaching K-8 special education for three years and completing my Master's in Teaching at Pace University.  I got back into theater by emailing a director I admired, Gordon Greenberg.  I've worked as his associate for three years on productions off-Broadway and regionally, as well as for the Broadway Teaching Group.  An email also led me to connect with Tony Award nominee Tommy Kail, whom I assisted on MAGIC/BIRD on Broadway, as well as Hamilton at The Public Theater, written by and starring Tony Award Winner Lin-Manuel Miranda.  I continue to teach theater and writing in NYC, direct and develop work with Ten Bones Theater Company, and write plays, including Nothing Left to Burn with alum Adel Hanash '04, which received a professional reading at The Public Theater in 2013.