Undergraduate Design/Technical Concentration

The Design/Technology Concentration prepares students to enter graduate Design or Technology Programs or pursue professional careers in theater, television and film. The coursework provides the highest caliber of training possibilities within the context of a liberal arts education, so students can thrive either in a graduate conservatory program or in the profession. Through intensive and varied classes in design and technology, combined with experiential hands-on work with creative teams for full-scale and minimalist productions, students develop the skills needed for creative communication and artistic leadership - tools they will need to pursue their professional goals.

Request information about the Theater Major.

Email TFMA@temple.edu with questions about the program or the admissions process.

Current students interested in the Design/Tech Concentration should contact Professor Fred M. Duer, Head of Design (fmduer@temple.edu).

Note: In order for the student to progress to the next level of study, prerequisites for admission to some classes are required.

Course of Study

Students in the Design/Tech Concentration must complete the following curriculum in addition to the department requirements.

Notes on this Concentration

For more information, please see the Undergraduate Bulletin.

Those who wish to pursue a specific discipline within the Design/Tech Concentration should contact one of the following professors:


For students who transfer from other departments, schools and universities, there are several alternative routes to fulfill the Design/Tech Concentration that can be discussed with your Theater advisor and/or the head of the Design/Tech Program.

Graduate Success

The success of the Acting Program can be measured in the accomplishments of our graduates. Recent graduates have attended MFA programs at Yale University, U.C. San Diego, A.R.T./Harvard, U.C. Irvine, USC, Penn State, UCLA, NYU, CalArts, University of Washington, University of Missouri at Kansas City (UMKC), The Circle in the Square and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

For more success stories, check out the Alumni Profiles.