Film and Media Arts

Temple & UPenn Exchange

Temple UPenn Graduate Exchange Award Program 

Every year, one student in the graduate M.F.A. program of Film and Media Arts at Temple University is awarded the opportunity to enroll in a course in cinema studies or related studies course at UPENN as part of a unique agreement between FMA and Penn's program in Cinema Studies.
The application should consist of a one-paragraph explanation of why you want to take a course at Penn and how it will help advance your MFA project and/or advance your career goals. You must also include the name of a faculty member in FMA who can speak on your behalf. There may be a follow-up interview. It is recommended that you review courses available on UPenn's Cinema Studies website and/or make contact with faculty whom you think you might like to work with to ask what they might be offering next year.  The website for their program is: Further questions, requests for additional information, and completed applications can be submitted by email Prof. Roderick Coover at

Scroll to Top