Undergraduate Certificate in Media Arts

Gain a deeper understanding of all aspects of digital media with the Undergraduate Certificate in Media Arts in Temple’s College of Theater, Film and Media Arts. You’ll be immersed in the production and history of media arts that paved the success of  film studios such as Pixar and Paramount, or production houses like The Walt Disney Co. and Warner Bros.

You’ll study the intricacies of production design, screenwriting and reading scripts, and video editing, and you’ll form an understanding of the cultural impact of film and media. Courses are taught by award-winning faculty members who have worked on Emmy- and Oscar-nominated films, among others.

This four-course, 14-credit undergraduate certificate is available to all students enrolled at Temple who are interested in the study and production of audio, digital media, film and video, as well as emerging technologies. The required courses can be counted toward the Film and Media Arts major.

Classes & Curriculum

Students in the Undergraduate Certificate in Media Arts program complete four courses, which are

  • Media Arts I,
  • Media Arts II,
  • Media and Culture, and
  • Survey of New Media.

Learn more about courses for the Certificate in Media Arts, and explore all film and media arts undergraduate certificates available to students.

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    Internships & Opportunities

    Internships are crucial to gaining entry to the film, television and media industries. Acquire hands-on production experience that will deepen your technical abilities and make you a more attractive candidate to potential employers. 

    You can earn up to six credits while interning locally or in Los Angeles as part of the Los Angeles Study Away Program. The program in Los Angeles provides direct learning insights and professional work experiences in the media and entertainment industries.

    Film and Media Arts students may also find opportunities through

    Tuition & Fees

    In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Certificate Program offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

    Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

    These tuition costs apply to the 2018–2019 academic year.

    Pennsylvania resident:  $17,712.00 per year
    Out-of-state: $29,808.00 per year

    Tuition & Fees

    The tuition for this Certificate Program is based on school or college of your major, program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

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