"When I first started at the University of Michigan, I had no idea what FTVM, the Department of Film, Television, and Media, was. Now, as a rising senior, I can not imagine pursuing a degree in any other department. Before I had even declared my FTVM major, I had felt welcome to and supported by the Department of Film, Television, and Media community. Through FTVM, I have been able to chase my dreams and express myself while receiving guidance and feedback from instructors who genuinely care about the well-being of their students. I also have the opportunity to learn and grow alongside my classmates due to the hands-on and team-based nature of many of our assignments. I feel proud watching the amazing things that my peers create, having worked with them throughout their creative processes. I will forever be thankful to the Department of Film, Television, and Media department, and I only wish I had found them sooner. "