Summary of Requirements

The degree of Bachelor of Arts may be conferred upon a student majoring in Media Studies and Production by the recommendation of the faculty and upon satisfactory completion of a minimum of 124 semester hours of credit with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 overall and in the major. Students must meet:

  1. University requirements

    • All students are required to complete the General Education (GenEd) curriculum.

    • All students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses in the major at Temple University.

  2. Lew Klein College of Media and Communication requirements, including KLN 1001.

  3. Minimum of 45 credits in Media Studies & Production / maximum of 64 credits in Media Studies & Production.

  4. Each course that fulfills a requirement for the major must be passed with a C- or better.

  5. All prerequisites must be met unless exempted in writing.

  6. No more than 20 transfer credits may be applied to the Media Studies & Production major.

  7. No more than 8 credits in Kinesiology and Dance activities courses.

  8. No more than 12 credits total for internship, practicum, and independent study courses.

General Requirements of Major

Foundation Courses

Foundation courses must be completed within the first 45 credits at Temple University. Students transferring in to Temple must complete at least one Media Studies and Production Major foundation course at Temple, unless exempted in writing by the chair of the department.

Code

Title

Credit Hours

MSP 1011

Introduction to Media Theory

3

MSP 1021

Media and Society

3

MSP 1701

Introduction to Media Technology

3

Media Policy & Ethics Requirement

Select a minimum of one of the following.

Code

Title

Credit Hours

MSP 4221

Information Technology Policy

3

MSP 4226

Public Media

3

MSP 4252

Law and Ethics of Digital Media

3

MSP 4296

History of Electronic Media (WI)

3

MSP 4454

Public Information Media Campaign

3

Media Critical Topics Requirement

Select a minimum of one of the following.

Code

Title

Credit Hours

MSP 4153

Media Criticism

3

MSP 4445

Media Images and Analysis

3

MSP 4446

Psychological Processing of Media

3

MSP 4453

Information Society

3

MSP 4497

Media and Children (WI)

3

MSP 4533

Media, Ecology, and Technology

3

Emergent Media Requirement

Select a minimum of one of the following.

Code

Title

Credit Hours

MSP 3421

Technology and Culture

3

MSP 4324

The Video Game Industry and Game Culture

3

MSP 4455

New Media Literacies

3

MSP 4541

Mobile Media

3

MSP 4741

Emergent Media Production

3

International/Intercultural Media Issues Requirement

Select a minimum of one of the following.

Code

Title

Credit Hours

MSP 3471

Media and Cultural Differences

3

MSP 3473

Media and the Environment

3

MSP 3572

Communication and Development

3

MSP 4275

#ourmedia: Community, Activist, Citizens' and Radical Media

3

MSP 4496

Global Media (WI)

3

MSP 4571

International Studies in Media and Communication

3

MSP 4572

British Media and Telecommunication

3

Professional Development Requirements

Code

Title

Credit Hours

MSP 4039

Senior Seminar*

3

MSP 4785

Internship (or Practicum)**

3-4

*Taken during final 30 credits.

**All majors must have 2.75 GPA or greater to enroll in the Internship (3-4 credit hours); all other majors with a lower GPA must complete at least one Practicum (MSP 4487, MSP 4596, MSP 4597, MSP 4687, MSP 4787, MSP 4887).

Senior Seminar and Internship

The academic experience for all Media Studies & Production majors culminates with the Professional Development requirements, which include: MSP 4039 Senior Seminar (3 credits) and MSP 4785 Internship (3 or 4 credits). (NOTE: To qualify for an internship, students must have Junior or Senior standing, a minimum of 2.75 GPA, and passing grades (C-) in the Media Studies & Production requirement courses. For students with a GPA lower than 2.75, a Practicum must be completed in place of the Internship).

Internship opportunities exist locally (at virtually every media-oriented organization in the greater Philadelphia region), nationally (in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and other U.S. media markets), and internationally (in London, Dublin, Paris, Barcelona, Hong Kong, and Tokyo through the Lew Klein College of Media and Communication's Global Opportunities Program and Temple's Education Abroad Office). Students who wish to enroll in a second internship as an elective can take MSP 4786 for 1 to 3 credit hours.

Together, these courses provide students the opportunity to explore their potential professional futures.

Practica

Students with a GPA lower than 2.75 must complete a Practicum instead of the Internship. There are six (6) practica options.

Code

Title

Credit Hours

MSP 4487

TUTV Practicum

3

MSP 4596

TV News Production Practicum - Temple Update

4

MSP 4597

Sports Production Practicum

4

MSP 4687

Recording Industry Practicum

3

MSP 4787

Television Production Workshop

3-8

MSP 4887

Radio Production Practicum

3

Students enrolled in TUTV Practicum (MSP 4487) play a key role in the operation of Temple University Television (TUTV) and will work with the course instructor, engineering staffers and others to schedule the station and produce original content. In the TV News Production Practicum - Temple Update (MSP 4596), students produce a weekly live-to-tape TV newsmagazine that airs on local cable TV. The Sports Production Practicum (MSP 4597) is a weekly sports program produced by students. Recording Industry Practicum (MSP 4687) is an intensive, practical course that engages students in the day-to-day operation of our student-run record label. Television Production Workshop (MSP 4787) also fulfills the requirement of a practicum and involves the production of various content also for broadcast on local cable.

Media Studies and Production Major courses designated as "Practicum" can be taken as either Media Studies & Production electives or in place of MSP 4785 Internship.

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Requirements by Concentration Track

Media Analysis Professional Option

Select a minimum of 18 credit hours from the following courses.

Code

Title

Credit Hours

MSP 2141

Media Research

3

MSP 2421

Media Popular Culture

3

MSP 2741

Introduction to Internet Studies and Web Authoring

3

MSP 2889

Field Experience in Youth Media and Media Literacy

3

MSP 3196

Writing Workshop (WI)

3

MSP 4226

Public Media

3

MSP 4296

History of Electronic Media (WI)*

3

MSP 4445

Media Images and Analysis*

3

MSP 4446

Psychological Processing of Media*

3

MSP 4453

Information Society*

3

MSP 4454

Public Information Media Campaigns*

3

MSP 4497

Media and Children (WI)*

3

MSP 4541

Mobile Media

3

MSP 4696

Communication in Media Organizations (WI)

3

*Courses in various categories can only be counted once.

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Media Business and Entrepreneurship Professional Option

Select a minimum of 18 credit hours from the following courses.

Code

Title

Credit Hours

MSP 1655

The Business of Media

3

MSP 2663

The Recording Industry and Music Business

3

MSP 3225

Educational Multimedia Production

3

MSP 3611

Media Advertising

3

MSP 3631

Media Sales

3

MSP 3663

Marketing Music and Media

3

MSP 3701

Genres of Media Production

3

MSP 4226

Public Media

3

MSP 4453

Information Society*

3

MSP 4614

Creating a Media Business

3

MSP 4641

Programming for Multiplatform Media

3

MSP 4657

Current Issues in Media Management

3

MSP 4663

Art and Business of Record Production

3

MSP 4696

Communication in Media Organizations (WI)

3

MSP 4703

Multimedia Production for Corporations and Non-Profits

3

*If MSP 4453 is taken, student will decide whether to count it as Media & Critical Topics requirement or Media Business & Entrepreneurship option since courses in various categories can only be counted once.

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Media Production Professional Option

Select a minimum of 18 credit hours from the following courses, including at least one (1) 2000-level course; no more than two (2) 2000-level courses may be taken.*

Code

Title

Credit Hours

MSP 2701

Introduction to Media Production

3

MSP 2721

Voice-Over Techniques for Media

3

MSP 2741

Introduction to Internet Studies and Web Authoring

3

MSP 2751

Audio for Media

3

MSP 3196

Writing Workshop (WI)

3

MSP 3225

Educational Multimedia Production

3

MSP 3296

Travel Writing

3

MSP 3701

Genres of Media Production

3

MSP 3705

Sound for Visual Media

3

MSP 3709

Advanced Editing

3

MSP 3711

Lighting For Media

3

MSP 3721

Media Performance

3

MSP 3751

Studio Music Recording Techniques

3

MSP 3771

Podcast and Radio Production

3

MSP 4541

Mobile Media

3

MSP 4614

Creating a Media Business

3

MSP 4641

Programming for Multiplatform Media

3

MSP 4663

Art and Business of Record Production

3

MSP 4701

Producing and Directing

3

MSP 4703

Multimedia Production for Corporations and Non-Profits

3

MSP 4741

Emergent Media Production

3

MSP 4751

Audio Mixing

3

MSP 4753

Audio Mastering

3

MSP 4796

Creative Scriptwriting

3

*Chosen in consultation with Media Studies & Production Faculty Advisor.

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