How To Apply

To apply, fill out the School of Theater, Film and Media Arts certificate application [PDF]. There is no application fee. The application should be submitted electronically to

To qualify for enrollment in the Documentary Arts and Ethnographic Research Graduate Certificate program, students must hold a baccalaureate degree and must be currently enrolled in an MFA or PhD program at Temple University.

Supporting Materials

  • Recommendations: Students must submit one letter of reference, which must be submitted by the applicant student’s advisor.
  • Statement of Goals: Describe your reasons for pursuing the certificate in Documentary Arts and Ethnographic Research in 250 words.
  • Interview: Students will be invited for an interview with a member of the Certificate Steering Committee.
  • GPA: Students must be in good academic standing in their current MFA or PhD program, maintaining a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Admission Deadlines

  • Fall: Feb. 21
  • Spring: Oct. 21