The TFMA Los Angeles Study Away Program is an academic semester with a professional development emphasis, during which students take a full-time courseload of 12 or more credits in the Fall or Spring semesters, and 7 or more credits in the Summer. This includes an internship in the entertainment industry.
The LA Study Away Program is an emotionally demanding experience and entails a rigorous amount of work. Additionally, because students interface with companies and working professionals in the entertainment industry and, in doing so, act as representatives of Temple University, the Program expects a high standard of professional behavior from participants. As such, the LA Study Away committee’s criteria for application review include the following:
Demonstrated Ability to Apply and Compete for Internships
Résumé formatted as per LA Study Away guidelines, or a comparable 1-page format that includes all required information
Prior work experience (media-related work, non-media-related jobs, other internships, or volunteer work)
Clear articulation of applicant's career goals, interests, and passions
Demonstrated writing abilities and communication skills [Please Note: Your application and application materials should be error and typo-free and written with correct grammar and punctuation.]
Acceptable professional demeanor and self-presentation in all communication with LA Study Away faculty and staff
References can complete the Recommendation Form here.
To apply for a LA Study Away Professional Development Award, complete the online form. The award application deadline is the same as the application deadline for a given semester.