Dear Loyolan,

I appreciate the recent opinion piece by our SFTV student Thomas Richmond in which he encourages his fellow film students to be proactive participants in their education and careers. This is exactly the type of entrepreneurial thinking that creates a foundation for success.

His analysis of current SFTV offerings related to the business of entertainment business/industry was insightful. We are, as he pointed out, greatly expanding the production part of the program precisely because we know how critical this area of study is for all our students, not just those interested in a production career. Creative Producing is the discipline area responsible for helping design and implement relevant offerings on the current state of the business into the full curriculum. With the arrival of professor Maggie Murphy, we intend to pilot changes starting as soon as next semester.

I welcome feedback from all of our students regarding areas where our program can be improved and adapted in order to better prepare them for the ever-changing and very real demands of the entertainment industry. Students are invited to send their comments to sftvacademicaffairs@lmu.edu.

I frequently say that I want our students to graduate from LMU and become wildly successful in creative careers — and I am deeply committed to providing them with the tools, skills and knowledge to get there.

Sincerely,

Peggy Rajski

Dean, School of Film and Television

Editor-in-Chief, Kellie Chudzinski is a senior communication studies major from the bay area

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