Temple's Main Campus, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, covers 94.5 acres on the northern end of the Avenue of the Arts. The Main Campus is in an urban environment, nested amongst residential neighborhoods. The campus is continually growing with new construction happening constantly. New dormitories and classrooms were recently completed and more are planned for the future. Several through streets have been closed to automobile traffic and turned into pedestrian malls in the midst of the campus. A feeling of community, education and progress has been created within the several square city blocks that make up the Main Campus.
The School of Theater, Film and Media Arts is housed in the Annenberg Hall/Tomlinson Theater building complex, designed for teaching, research, and production, located at the corner of 13th and Norris Streets in the heart of campus.
Located on the lower level are extensive video and film editing areas, a 75-seat multimedia screening room, photographic labs, and a modern graphics laboratory with Macintosh computers and a laser printer. The Joe First Media Center is located on the first floor, linking Annenberg Hall and Tomlinson Theater. The Center is a communications and media hub for the School of Theater, Film and Media Arts, and the School of Media and Communication, and includes a cyber café, a multimedia information center, and a venue for displaying student work and film screenings. Television and film production areas (studios and editing, graphics, and film labs) occupy the first floor. The Blitman Resource Center Library, located on the second level of the Center, provides an extensive collection of materials relating to communications and computer access to library resources throughout Temple. The third floor includes computerized news writing and editing rooms, and classrooms.
In addition to the two fully equipped theaters (Randall and Tomlinson Theaters), the Theater Department offers a sprung floor rehearsal hall, several rehearsal studios, a scene shop, a costume shop, a light lab and a recording studio all located within the Tomlinson/Annenberg complex.
Students design and construct all Theater Department productions. The Department has a fully functional scene shop equipped with paint, metalworking, carpentry and properties areas including a paint area with a winch driven paint frame. In addition, the Department holds an extensive properties collection, which is continually growing. Special effects and lighting research are done in the light lab. The costume shop offers over half a dozen industrial quality sewing machines, a dying area and a considerable costume collection spanning three decades of productions.