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 your work or advancing your career, including

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


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.


Graduates of the MediaXarts program are prepared to continue on toward a doctorate degree. Graduates are also prepared to pursue careers in the film and media industry, such as

  • digital animation;
  • documentary filmmaking;
  • game, app and interactive design;
  • installation and multiplatform design;
  • media production and postproduction;
  • physical computing;
  • projection design for theater, performance and architecture; and
  • writing for media.