About Theater @ Temple University

Entering its 46th active year of operation, the Department of Theater is now a proud part of the new Division of Theater, Film and Media Arts/Center for the Arts at Temple, and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 25 theater programs in the nation. The faculty and staff of the department represent highly-trained scholars and professionals with theater credits in Philadelphia, New York City, nationally and internationally. Our BA program features strong professional concentrations in Theater Studies, Musical Theater, Acting, Directing and Design/Tech. In addition, Graduate MFA programs are offered in Acting, Directing, Design and Playwriting, engendering countless opportunities for interdisciplinary creative and scholarly synergy between all levels.

For additional info, please visit the Undergraduate Bulletin.

Foundation of the Department

The Department of Theater embraces the spirit of creative community both in the classroom and on stage. Theater is by nature a uniquely collaborative art form. During your time here as a student, you are in every respect called to be a supportive, contributing member of a large resident ensemble, committed at every level of endeavor, regardless of the task, to achieving artistic excellence in our work as a company.

Goals & Objectives

To Achieve Professional and Academic Excellence:

Our distinguished professional faculty and staff are totally dedicated to combining the highest quality professional training with rigorous scholarship within a broad liberal arts setting. The department production program is the hub of our pedagogy, serving as a creative laboratory for experiential learning. We are committed to the exploration of theatrical storytelling on stage as well as virtually on film, television and digital media, developing a progressive approach to interdisciplinary pedagogy that will be responsive to tomorrow?s marketplace.

To Cultivate the Citizen Artist:

The Temple University Department of Theater strives to instill in our students an ethical aspiration to become true Citizen Artists; highly trained, creative and deeply informed individuals committed to making a difference in the future of our human community through applied artistry; citizens who support and promote the use of artistic expression as a valued tool for creating and sustaining a culture of enlightened and compassionate citizenship and civility.