School of Theater, Film and Media Arts
Department of Theater
Temple Theaters has established itself as one of the finest theater training programs in the nation. The faculty are accomplished professionals and scholars, who generously offer their expertise and great passion for the craft and creation of theater. As a theater department in the heart of a culturally rich urban setting, Temple University's Theater Department is immersed in and among some of the most important regional and national theaters in the country.
With both graduate and undergraduate programs, the Department of Theater offers a countless opportunities for creative and academic collaboration between all levels. The BA program features strong professional concentrations in Theater Studies, Musical Theater, Acting, Directing, and Design/Production. In addition, Masters of Fine Arts degrees are offered in Acting, Directing, Design, and Playwriting. The graduate program has distinguished itself as one of the foremost theater training and performance institutions in the nation, and as an important contributor to the Philadelphia theater landscape.
The production program is at center of the pedagogy, serving as a creative laboratory for experiential learning across disciplines. Temple Theaters offers a full season of productions each year, bringing exciting, contemporary theater to a diverse audience. Temple Theaters has been noted for premiering many new works for Philadelphians as well as producing vital stagings of classic works. Past productions have included big musicals - Hair, Oklahoma!, Spring Awakening; classic dramas - Macbeth, A View From The Bridge, Tartuffe; new American plays - The Brother/Sister Plays, Expecting Isabel; and original devised works - In Conflict, Odd Girl Out.
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Department of Film and Media Arts
The Department of Film and Media Arts is a leader in academic and creative programs in the United States. Students are taught by a faculty of internationally recognized filmmakers, writers and scholars, many of whom have received prestigious creative achievement and research awards by the Guggenheim, MacArthur, Jerome, and Fulbright Foundations and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
FMA students develop creative and technical skills in film, video, audio and new media, as well as a theoretical understanding of media and culture. Students work in DV, HDV, High Definition, Widescreen, Super-16 mm and 35 mm. Graduates are prepared to develop their own independent productions or to assume a creative role in the motion picture and television industries.
FMA offers the annual Diamond Screen Film Festival which showcases the best work of Film students. Other festivals include the Derek Freese Youth Media Film Festival which highlights the talent of Mid-Atlantic regional young filmmakers and NextFrame, a forum for student film, run by graduate students.
The Los Angeles Study Away Program provides students with direct learning insights and professional work experiences in the media and entertainment industries through internship placements with film, television, advertising, public relations, and entertainment management.
The San Francisco Bay Area Program provides students with academic, experiential learning and professional experiences in new media technologies, film, art, and ecology that are unique to the San Francisco Bay area. Internships are available in Berkeley, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley.