Bachelor of Arts in Film and Media Arts

Cultivate advanced skills in new media, video, audio, film and photography with the Bachelor of Arts in Film and Media Arts in Temple’s School of Theater, Film and Media Arts. Gain an expert technical perspective on film and media by focusing on one of four concentrations within this major, including Cinematography, Post-Production, Producing and Screen Studies. This is a 124-credit undergraduate degree that prepares you for a professional career in television production or entrance into related graduate-level coursework. 

Within the film and media arts program, students will develop creative and technical skills in audio, video, digital media and new technologies, as well as a basis in major theories of media and culture. You will explore courses that challenge your views on race in media culture, while enhancing your knowledge of production, aesthetics and writing. Students can enjoy an energetic campus culture located in central North Philadelphia. A prime city for film students and enthusiasts, with Philadelphia being home to influential theaters such as the Uptown Theater, New Freedom Theater, and Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House. Students will study the real world outside of and in class, with esteemed faculty who have been honored by the Oscar, Emmy, Guggenheim, Rockefeller, Fulbright, Sundance and international film awards. 

A degree in Film and Media Arts prepares you for a multitude of careers in the motion picture, television and media industries as a screenwriter, media planner, videographer, or film/tv director. 

Concentrations

You can focus on Film and Media Arts or you can take one of the following concentrations.

  • Cinematography

    Earn a liberal arts degree that prepares you for graduate film programs or professional careers in film and TV production with a focus on cinematography. The program includes courses in cinematic and theatrical lighting, filmmaking, history of photography, making documentaries, moving camera, and videography. Read more about the Cinematography Concentration in the Bachelor of Arts in Film and Media Arts. View Concentration Details
  • Post Production

    Earn a liberal arts degree that prepares you for graduate film programs or professional careers in film and TV production with a focus on post-production. The program includes courses in 3-D modeling, compositing, digital animation, making documentaries, screenwriting, three levels of editing, two levels of audio and videography. Read more about the Post-Production concentration in the Bachelor of Arts in Film and Media program. View Concentration Details
  • Producing

    Earn a liberal arts degree that prepares you for graduate film programs or professional careers in film and TV production with a focus on producing. The program includes courses in distribution and exhibition, fundraising, producing, a producing internship, screenwriting, and videography. Read more about the Producing concentration in the Film and Media Bachelor of Arts program. View Concentration Details
  • Screen Studies

    Study the aesthetics, cultural significance and history of moving-image media. This program draws upon the fields of cinema studies, media studies and media arts theory, while encouraging you to approach screen cultures from neighboring disciplines, such as area studies, art history or visual studies. Read more about the Screen Studies concentration in the Film and Media Bachelor of Arts program. View Concentration Details

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