Learn to fulfill your creative potential and develop a strong foundation from which to launch an artistic career by earning the Bachelor of Arts in Theater in Temple’s School of Theater, Film and Media Arts. This 124-credit hour undergraduate program is meant to impart the cognitive and creative skills necessary to cultivating the next generation of theater actors, designers, directors and teachers. There are five concentrations offered within the program.
Developed within an interdisciplinary artistic environment in the bustling heart of Philadelphia, students also enjoy a vast array of opportunities for learning outside of the classroom.
Theater Studies Sequence
Students not pursuing one of the five areas of concentration listed above are considered to be pursuing a Theater Studies Sequence. The curriculum is designed so that a broad foundation of theater classes - referred to as Theater Foundation Courses - eventually give way to opportunities for more specialized courses, determined by the student’s goals and with input from faculty.
This program affords maximum flexibility, and the chance to pursue a variety of coursework, as well as a minor or double major. Though the focus will always remain on the theater, general theater majors develop life-long skills which extend well beyond the stage, such as artistic leadership and creative communication, preparing them for professional careers not just within the world of theater but any industry they should choose.
Whether pursuing a concentration or the Theater Studies Sequence, students will have the opportunity to participate in the department’s extensive production programs, touching nearly every aspect of a production from backstage to front of house to onstage. Through these experiences, students develop first-hand knowledge of lighting, set design, script work, creative communication, artistic leadership and more.