Graduate Students

Director Amy Shoshana Blumberg Talks The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek

By: Hadiyah Weaver

Temple Theaters kicked off the new 2018- 2019 season with The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek by Naomi Wallace and the performance could not have been more timely. The play explores Dalton Chance’s teenage life as he finds himself entranced by the fearless and fascinating Pace Creegan. The performance is childlike and nostalgic but has a twist that will leave the audience a little shaken up. Amy Shoshana Blumberg (MFA ‘19) says the wicked twist of the play is a crucial clue into considering the social and political climate we face today.

Student Profile: Kate St. John

Apr 11 2018

Grad Student Design Environmental Set for Spelling Bee

by Hadiyah Weaver

Twenty-seven year old Kate St. John sat down in a red chair in the upper level breezeway of Annenberg Hall connected to the Tomlinson Theater wearing paint battered pants ready to begin her interview.


MFA Student Spotlight: Noah Herman

Dec 15 2016

by Logan Beck 

Noah Herman worked as a freelance director in Philadelphia for several years, after graduating from Muhlenberg College where he studied acting and directing.

MFA Playwriting Candidate Collaborates with Temple Opera

Oct 17 2016

Mark Costello writes new libretto for The Impresario

by Logan Beck

2016 NYFF Artist Academy includes FMA Alumnae

Oct 14 2016

Alumnae Madeleine Hunt Ehrlich and Fiona Otway were selected as the twenty-five participants of  The Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York Film Festival's Artist Academy, an immersive creative experience for filmmakers early in their careers.

Valentina Homem's Film Featured at Cannes

Aug 12 2016

MFA candidate Valentina Homem's documentary Abigail was a short film selection at Cannes International Film Festival 2016 Director's Fortnight. Co-directed by Isabel Penoni, Abigail connects the dots of a human map that links the indigenous Amazon cultures to Afro-Brazilian religions through an extraordinary woman.

Student Spotlight: Ariel Wang

Feb 23 2016

Graduate student finds passion for fashion and costume design

by Logan Beck

Graduate student Ariel Wang’s love for fashion stemmed when she was an undergrad, studying communication, as she ventured to become a fashion editor.

Unfortunately, there was no fashion major in the university she attended in China, which prolonged her dream of studying it. Until, she got to Temple.

Student Spotlight: Renee Sevier

Feb 15 2016

Graduate FMA student helms Diamond Screen Film Festival and more

by Logan Beck

Renee Sevier rediscovered her passion for film while spending two years in Italy, after taking part in a film course. It was in those years that she knew she was ready to attend graduate school.

Student Spotlight: Apollo Weaver

Nov 30 2015

Second-year MFA candidate finds niche in scenic design

by Logan Beck

For some theater majors, finding a true “calling” in the field takes experiencing a breadth of disciplines after graduation. This is true for Apollo Weaver, a second-year graduate student, who spent 15 years in the field as a scenic artist and set designer before returning to school. 

“I’m at the point of my life where I’m trying to expand my options,” Weaver said.

TFMA Offers New Graduate Degrees in Media Arts and Musical Theater

Nov 19 2015

The School of Theater, Film and Media Arts announces new graduate programs in media arts and musical theater. These innovative programs offer exciting opportunities for students and professionals to learn career-ready skills in artistry and applied technology.

MediaXarts: MA in Cinema for New Technologies and Environments

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