Note: Department chairs frequently change at the beginning of the academic year. Students should contact departments for updated information. The American Culture and Media Arts major combines faculty and courses from the American Studies program (in the College of Liberal Arts), the Film and Media Arts Department, and the Journalism Department, (in the School of Communications and Theater). It is one of the first programs to bridge two schools at Temple, making use of the University’s broadest resources. Students may choose this major from either school (CLA or SCT), with the requirements the same in either case. The major is a response to the fact that mediated culture – film, television, radio, photography, print journalism – has come to dominate the experience of Americans, while at the same time American values and traditions inform our creation and reception of the media. Academic work and fieldwork are coordinated and keyed to the student’s program of study and interests. Students in the American Culture and Media Arts program develop skills in historical and contemporary research. Seniors have the opportunity to gain practical experience through our internship program, working at one of any number of media-related industries and museums in the Philadelphia area. Students graduating with the American Culture and Media Arts degree can expect to pursue careers in media-related organizations, e.g., film, video, and radio production; archival and library positions, particularly in media institutions; public relations jobs in media; museum research positions supporting exhibitions and media; and media analysis for publications. Graduates can also pursue advanced training at the graduate level in documentary film production.
Students must meet: 1. University Core Requirements 2. College of Liberal Arts Requirements 3. Major Requirements: A minimum of 36 credits from the following course lists is required for the major. (In addition, students may petition the Program Director for certain “Special Topics” courses to fulfill requirements.)
A fuller description of the program can be found in Intercollegial Programs.
Requirements For The Major
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