"I am so lucky to have found the Department of Film, Television, and Media department during my time at U of M. With instrumental help from the FTVM faculty and staff, I became a better student, a better worker, and a better writer. The students here learn to collaborate, create, and grow together as aspiring filmmakers. Plus, there isn't just one discipline for FTVM students to follow; they can specialize in theory, production, writing, or a combination. This was important to me because, even though I want to be a writer, I wanted to receive a well-rounded education, which the FTVM department definitely provided! Thank you, FTVM, for teaching me the ins and outs of film and television, and for helping me to pave my way out west!"