Temple University is moving confidently to become one of America's premier comprehensive research universities.
There are over 28,000 full-time and part-time students at Temple from all walks of life. A member of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education since 1965, the University has more than 1,700 full-time faculty and more than 210,000 living alumni(ae). It offers bachelor's degrees in 121 areas, master's degrees in 115 fields, doctoral degrees in over 50 areas. Sixteen schools and colleges make up Temple University on nine campuses located all over the globe.
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 in the several square city blocks that make up the Main Campus.
The Theater Department is located in the Tomlinson Theater/Annenberg Hall Building at the corner of 13th and Norris Streets in the heart of campus. In addition to the two fully equipped theaters, we offer a sprung floor rehearsal hall, several rehearsal studios, a scene shop, a costume shop, a light lab and a recording studio all located in the Tomlinson/Annenberg complex. The 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.