Temple’s School of Theater, Film and Media Arts (TFMA) houses the Department of Film and Media Arts and the Department of Theater.  


TFMA’s hallmark programs in theater, film and media fuse the highest quality professional training with scholarship and artistry to forge a passionate, diverse creative learning community. Our mission is to advance the role of film, media arts and theatrical performance in public life. TFMA professors prepare students for global, professional careers by providing unique opportunities for experiential learning, research and trans-disciplinary exploration. Our distinguished alumni continue to light up the stages and screens of Broadway and Hollywood, in professional theaters across the county, in independent and alternative film, on television and at major media arts venues nationally and internationally.  

TFMA offers BA and BFA programs in thirteen concentrations in disciplines from musical theater to cinematography, screenwriting to theater design. The undergraduate programs are built on a foundation of scholarship and artistry. TFMA values experiential learning; students work on theater productions, class projects, and graduate films to gain hands-on experience. Additionally, internship opportunities with one of TFMA's Study Away programs allows students to create meaningful work and make valuable connections.

The Department of Theater also offers a unique Theater Education 4+1 Program. Students earn a bachelor of arts in theater, with a focus on theater education, a masters of education degree, a super-minor in English, certification to teach in secondary schools in Pennsylvania, and perform a semester of student teaching in a high school setting.A Chorus Line cast lineup

The Department of Theater offers MFA programs in acting, design, directing, and playwriting for professionals wishing to refine their craft and learn the art of teaching. The MFA in Musical Theater Collaboration is a one-of-kind degree for musical theater directors, choreographers, book writers, composers and lyricists. Supported by a faculty of professional theater artists, students develop their craft through production work on stage, in the shop or during rehearsal. Camera and camera woman

The Department of Film and Media Arts offers an exceptional MFA program in alternative film, video and new media. With arrays in narrative film, documentary cinema arts, media arts, and screenwriting, the program trains those who seek to challenge the dominant forms of film and media. Students interested in documentary filmmaking can earn an inter-disciplinary Certificate in Documentary Arts and Ethnographic Research (DAER). Additionally the department offers an master's degree in MediaXarts: Cinema for New Technologies and Environments, which trains artists to challenge cinematic and arts conventions through narrative, non-narrative, and hybrid forms.

Contact Information

Josette Todaro
Assistant Director of Admissions and Recruitment
School of Theater, Film and Media Arts
Department of Theater
Temple University
209 Tomlinson Theater
1301 West Norris Street
Philadelphia PA 19122
Department of Film and Media Arts
Temple University
Annenberg Hall, Room 120
2020 North 13th Street
Philadelphia PA 19122

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