How to Apply

Apply using the Common Application. Learn more below about how to apply as a first-year, transfer or international applicant.

Fee: $55 (Fee waivers are available for freshmen who qualify.)

General Requirements

Students muse use GetAcceptd to submit their portfolio and supplemental materials for review. 

  • Portfolio: This may mean different things to different applicants. The portfolio should be in .jpeg or .pdf format.
    • A Technical Direction student should show process photos, draftings, budgets and production photos.
    • A Stage Management student should show a prompt book, blocking notes, reports, schedules and production photos.
    • A Production Management student should show schedules, budgets, reports and production photos.
  • Letter of Recommendation: Please provide one letter of recommendation from a professional with whom you have worked in the theater.
  • Goals Statement: Please provide a short statement of intent regarding your career goals. As this program is specifically designed to train Technical Directors, Stage Managers and Production Managers, please discuss where you see yourself working in the professional world.

Students have until March 7th to submit a portfolio and supplemental materials. These will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


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Some undergraduate programs require auditions for admission to the School of Theater, Film and Media Arts. Learn more about the Acting and Musical Theater audition requirements. 

High School Seniors

Are you in the fall of your high school senior year? Learn how to apply as a first-year applicant.

Transfer Students

Use our Transfer Equivalency Tool to see which credits transfer.

Do you attend a community college? See if students from your school automatically receive conditional admission to Temple University.

Learn more about how to apply as a transfer student.

International Students

You are an international student if you hold or will need to obtain a nonimmigrant visa, including a student (F-1) or an exchange visitor (J-1) visa.

Learn more about the international admissions process.

Application Deadlines

  • Application start: Aug. 1, 2023
  • Application end (fall early admission): Nov. 1, 2023
  • Application end (fall freshman): Feb. 1, 2024
  • Application end (fall transfer): June 1, 2024
  • Application end (spring): Nov. 1, 2023