How To Apply

To apply, fill out the School of Theater, Film and Media Arts certificate application. 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