Study Away

Los Angeles Study Away

Temple University LA Study Away

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(All meetings are Eastern Standard Time)

The LA Study Away office is open but operating remotely. I am fully connected to email and voicemail during this period, and will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible during regular business hours: Monday-Friday, 9-5pm EST.

We're Back!!!

In-Person hybrid options available for Fall 2021!!!

Miss our information session? Watch it here!

Fall 2021: 

Application deadline:
June 1st, 2021

Program dates:
August 21rd - December 8th

The LA Study Away Program has been approved for hybrid and fully remote options for the Fall 2021 semester. In compliance with guidelines set forth by Temple University, the CDC and the California Department of Public Health, we have developed an experience with maximum flexiblilty. Options include:

  • Hybrid learning in Los Angeles
    • Internship - In-person
    • Entertainment Industry Perspectives - Online
    • LA Culture - In-person, outside
    • LA Plays Itsef - Online
  • Fully remote learning while in LA
    • Internship - In-person
    • Entertainment Industry Perspectives - Online
    • LA Plays Itsef - Online
  • Fully remote learning from home base
    • The same remote learning as above, but from your home

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  • New from LA Study Away - An online course offered from the heart of the industry!

    • Hollywood Head Start - FMA 2670: Now a requirement prior to applying to the program. 

      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.


Summer 2021:

Program dates:
May 9th - August 1st

*Download the summer Study Away timeline here.



What makes us special? 

We are Temple University's oldest program in Los Angeles. With close to two decades of experience, FMA's LA Study Away program has established itself as a significant and recognized presence in Hollywood. 

  • We offer year-round opportunities in fall, spring, and summer semesters
  • We have no course prerequisites
  • Our classes are taught by Temple faculty
    • Because we believe in the highest possible standard of education, all of our courses are taught by Temple faculty.
    • We specialize in small classes open only to students enrolled in our program. You will receive individual attention and mentoring as you navigate the intricate system of LA.
  • Temple alumni working in the entertainment industry provide current students with information, resources, and networking possibilities.

Become part of a close-knit professional group comprised of current students and alumni who work together in the entertainment industry.

LA Study Away offers students unique opportunities: 

  • Academic courses relevant to the Entertainment Industry
  • Professional experience and internship placements
    • As soon as you are accepted and commit to the program you will begin working with our experienced Internship Director who will help you prepare your CV, cover-letter and provide you with contacts and information about professional opportunities.
    • Internship placements include placements at major entertainment, film, TV, talent, PR or music companies.
  • Workshops in interpersonal negotiations for professional and personal settings
  • Accommodations in the heart of the entertainment industry.
    • Students are housed with other Temple students in the Oakwood Apartments, a full amenities housing complex complete with swimming pools, BBQ areas, tennis courts, work-out facilities, and a business center overlooking the Warner Brothers lot. 

The Los Angeles Study Away Program provides students with direct learning insights and professional work experiences in the media and entertainment industries. This program exposes students to what the experience of living and working professionally in Los Angeles might be like. Internship opportunities span a broad spectrum including film, television, advertising, public relations, and entertainment management. Coursework includes Entertainment Industry Perspectives, a guest-lecture series frequently visited by recent Academy Award winner William Goldenberg.


FMA Study Away Office:
Annenberg Hall room 14F

2020 N. 13th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122


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