Javi Zubizarreta, a rising senior studying in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre (FTT), says his and his fellow film students’ production ideas have occasionally thrown their professors for a loop.
Lydia Antonini, a graduate of the class of 1997, took the basic film and television class to “check off” a fine arts requirement her first year at Notre Dame.
The Department of Film, Television, and Theatre has turned its cameras on its own students and faculty to capture what it means to major in film, television, or theatre at Notre Dame.
Film, Television, and Theatre (FTT) majors who concentrate in television get significant help with internships and other practical experience critical to professional advancement after graduation.
Long-standing connections that the faculty and the Notre Dame’s Career Center have cultivated in the local community and around the country open opportunities for students to find internships and networking with people working in the industry.
The idea “began with a cup of coffee and a vacant stare in a strip–mall store in Mishawaka, Indiana,” writes Jim Collins in the introduction to his new book Bring on the Books for Everybody: How Literary Culture Became Popular Culture.
Collins, a concurrent professor of English and film, television, and theatre—and winner of the College of Arts and Letters’ 2010 Sheedy Excellence in Teaching Award—remembers sitting in a suburban Barnes and Noble, drinking a Starbucks latte, and listening as his daughters argued about which Harry Potter movie was really the best. It occurred to him he was surrounded by incongruities in that cafe: a nearby couple talked about Oprah’s Book Club, while two teenagers complained about having to read A Separate Peace and wondered why their English teacher wouldn’t let them talk about something interesting like the movies Shakespeare in Love or William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet.…