Study Away

FMA Study Away Programs


The Summer 2020 LA Study Away Program will be conducted online to comply with the university's mandate, and to ensure student health and safety.

Online classes are now open to ALL students, regardless of whether or not they were accepted into the summer program. NO APPLICATION REQUIRED.
Courses include:

  1. Hollywood Head Start - FMA 4440: 
    Los Angeles is the most prominent hub of entertainment industry jobs in the
    United States, and as such, it attracts aspiring professionals from all over the world. How can you make
    yourself stand out from the crowd in such a competitive environment? This course equips students from a
    range of majors with the knowledge, tools and skills they need to successfully launch their careers in LA.
    Whether your goal is to study, intern, or work in Los Angeles – or perhaps all three – this course will give you a valuable head start.
  2. Entertainment Industry Perspectives - FMA 3770/MSP 4890:
    the objective of this course is to expose students to a variety of career path options, professional skills, and career-building strategies specifically suited to the entertainment industry. Weekly visiting guests, all of whom are working professionals in various areas of the industry and at various stages in their working lives, will share with students first-hand knowledge about embarking upon and navigating entertainment industry careers. In addition, students will write weekly assignments, as well as a final paper, reflecting upon the information and advice they are learning from visiting lecturers and how that knowledge informs their career goals and plans.
  3. A Fresh Start: The Role of Reinvention in the History and Culture of Los Angeles - 
    FMA 3696/MSP 3196

    From the reality show The Hills to the series Bojack Horseman to the artist Raymond
    Pettibon's I Thought California Would Be Different to Paul Thomas Andersen's Boogie
    to Sandra Tsing Loh's 1990s essays, and more, this class will view documentaries
    and films—plus classic works of architecture, criticism, and literature—that present the
    city in parallel with its embrace of "beginning anew." Homework will emphasize reading
    texts from a multitude of disciplines that explore this California characteristic shared by
    transplants and immigrants alike. Weekly writing responses will be designed to improve
    students' overall writing skills and refine critical perspectives.

Questions should be directed towards your academic advisor or the LA Program Director

Alison Crouse:


The Fall 2020 LA Study Away Program is slated to run as scheduled. 

Upcoming LA Away Deadlines

Fall 2020 Application:
June 1st, 2020



Ideal for those interested in earning academic credit while enriching their experiences beyond main campus, the Los Angeles and Venice programs offer exceptional opportunities for students in the School of Theater, Film & Media Arts and the University. Coursework and activities cross disciplines and course numbers, providing students with a stimulating environment in which to establish relationships with, and to gain insights from, their peers. Film & Media Arts Study Away Programs are open to both Temple University students and visiting students.

Additionally, the Department of Theater hosts a program in London, and Temple University offers many educational opportunities abroad in Italy, Spain, Ireland, Japan, and other locations. 

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