Internships

Internships can help you get your foot in the door of an industry and allow you to apply classroom learning to the real world. Temple can help you find the right hands-on opportunity.

Connect with your interests, meet employers and pursue meaningful internships through the Temple University Career Center.

In addition, you have opportunities to intern in Los Angeles as part of the Los Angeles Study Away Program.

Film Festivals

Graduate students can showcase their thesis projects at the Diamond Screen Film and Media Arts Festival, which exhibits film productions and other media art from the undergraduates and graduates in the Film and Media Arts program. Emerging filmmakers can find additional funding and exposure opportunities through various external festivals and programs.

Learn more about film festival opportunities.

Careers

Graduates from the Master of Fine Arts in Film and Media program are prepared to pursue doctoral studies and careers in the film and media industry, such as

  • directing,
  • media studies,
  • narrative and non-narrative scriptwriting,
  • producing,
  • production, and
  • post-production.

Career Services

Temple University’s location in Philadelphia provides students with affordable access to a vibrant and active arts, film production and media scene, and it is in close proximity to New York City. Philadelphia has 19 TV stations and more than 60 movie houses. In addition, the city hosts multiple film festivals, and several feature films are shot here.

You will find multiple institutions offering opportunities or assistance in showcasing their work or advancing their careers, including

Learn more about Philadelphia’s active film and media scene.

Outcomes

Career opportunities and mid-career salaries for the Film and Media Arts MFA may include the following examples.

Career

Median Salary*

Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, & Radio

$71,620.00

Film & Video Editors

$61,180.00

First-Line Supervisors of Production & Operating Workers

$58,870.00

Helpers--Production Workers

$26,070.00

Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, & Weighers

$37,340.00

Motion Picture Projectionists

$22,050.00

Painting, Coating, & Decorating Workers

$30,820.00

Photographic Process Workers & Processing Machine Operators

$27,480.00

Poets, Lyricists & Creative Writers

$61,820.00

Prepress Technicians & Workers

$39,910.00

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).