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 first-year students who qualify).

    General Requirements

    Applying for Upper-Level BA Concentrations or the BFA Programs

    Once accepted and enrolled, students initially declare one of the following majors.

    • Film and Media Arts
    • Film and Media Arts with Screen Studies concentration

    Upon the completion of 60 credits, usually in the spring of the sophomore year, students may apply for one of the following.

    • Concentration in Post-Production, Cinematography or Producing 
    • BFA in Screenwriting, Directing or Media Arts

    To do so, the student must petition the department to request admission into one of the upper-level concentrations/BFA programs.  For more details on this process, please see the BA and BFA requirements for Film and Media Arts students in the section below.

    Program Requirements for BA/BFA

    Applying as a First-year Student 

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

    Applying as a Transfer Student

    Use the 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.

    Applying as an International Student

    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.


    Josette Todaro is the assistant director of admissions and recruitment.
    Phone: 215-204-3209

    Application Deadlines

    • Application Opens: Aug. 1
    • Early Action: Nov. 1 (for fall start)
    • Regular Decision: Feb. 1 (for fall start)
    • FAFSA priority filing deadline: Feb. 1
    • Decision deadline for admitted students: May 1