Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies and Production
Launch your career as a multifaceted media professional with the Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies and Production in the Lew Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University. At the intersection of theory and practice, this program takes you beyond the typical scope of a communication or broadcasting degree, teaching you both the "why" and "how" behind everything a media professional does.
The energized and highly collaborative Media Studies and Production Major provides the professional development and training necessary to contribute to the ever-evolving media landscape—now and in the future. Graduates of this program are well-positioned for success in a range of industries, from advertising, marketing and business to news and entertainment.
Through the Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies and Production, you will learn
how to create content for an array of media outlets;
how to produce and engineer both sound and video using cutting-edge equipment;
how to harness mass media to inform, influence and entertain audiences;
the history and evolution of media, including cultural and gender representations; and
the legal and ethical issues intertwined with producing media.
Located in Philadelphia, the nation’s fourth-largest media market, your courses extend beyond the classroom and into the city. Career development, internships and other networking opportunities abound in Philadelphia, enabling you to begin your career well before you graduate.
Find Your Focus
As a student in the Media Studies and Production Major, you can choose one of three tracks that focus your studies on the subject matter that best aligns with your passions and goals. Regardless of your selection, you are not limited to one track and may take classes across all areas.
Media Analysis: Develop critical understanding of the roles of media in contemporary life. Students who select this track are prepared for careers as community activists, corporate communication producers, editorial or technical writers, market research analysts, media consultants and media scholars, among many other possibilities.
Media Business: Investigate the business decisions, creative approaches and ethical responsibilities of media managers and media entrepreneurs in the digital age. Students who select this track are prepared for careers as executive producers; founders/owners of a digital channel, production company, recording studio or website development company; network executives; program developers; and talent agents.
Media Production: Gain the conceptual and technical skills necessary to function as on-air talent, make effective behind-the-scenes decisions, and create content for diverse media outlets and services. Students who select this track are prepared for careers as editors, producers, recording engineers, talent in traditional and emerging media, videographers, website designers and writers.
Minor in Digital Media Technologies
Expand your knowledge of the information age and learn to communicate using fast-evolving, emerging technologies. An interdisciplinary program, this minor is offered through the Department of Media Studies and Production within the Klein College of Media and Communication and the Department of Computer and Information Sciences within the College of Science and Technology. Students who complete the program will be prepared to use technology to integrate internet content with computers and mobile devices, critically analyze decisions made regarding the use of technology, and understand the impact of current and emerging technologies on communications. Learn more about this minor.
Sally Kyvernitis is the Computer and Information Services Department program contact for this minor.
Hector Postigo is the Media Studies and Production Department program contact for this minor.