MediaXarts: Cinema for New Technologies and Environments MA

Take your cinematic endeavors to new heights and prepare for a professional future in a changing artistic world with the innovative one-year Master of Arts in MediaXarts: Cinema for New Technologies and Environment in Temple’s School of Theater, Film and Media Arts. This 30-credit-hour graduate program positions students for careers in the fields of design and cinema, bridging the divide between a wide array of disciplines including creative design, interactive cinema, media installation, user experience design, design for mobile media, net art and social media.

Operating within a collaborative workshop environment, you’ll peel back the layers of emerging artforms and challenge artistic norms as you stretch cinematic conventions to fit new media and an ever-changing world. The curriculum offers interdisciplinary studies in a variety of forms, all within the city of Philadelphia’s thriving arts scene, as well as Temple’s Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts.

At the core of your experience will be the search for understanding forms of new media, including

  • design,
  • digital animation,
  • game design,
  • interactive installation,
  • mobile media apps,
  • new media studies, and
  • projection design for performance and architecture.

You’ll work on your own and together with other students to discover what lies at the intersection of arts and applied technologies, gaining skills for creative engagement. You’ll even collaborate across Temple’s schools and colleges, seeking out new artistic forms within Boyer College of Music and Dance, the School of Theater, Film and Media Arts, Tyler School of Art, and other programs within the university.

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Classes & Curriculum

The Master of Arts in MediaXarts curriculum is structured so that students operate at the convergence of several Media Arts programs, all within the interdisciplinary context of Temple's Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts. Core courses include

  • Art-Culture-Technology Seminar,
  • Media Arts Theory-Practice and
  • Videography.

Upon completion of their core courses, students customize their own course of study for the remainder of the program.

Learn more about MediaXarts: Cinema for New Technologies and Environments MA courses.

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Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Master of Arts 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. These tuition costs apply to the 2023–2024 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $1,169.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,565.00 per credit

You can view the full Cost of Attendance breakdown on the Student Financial Services website.


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