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.)

You must petition the department to request admission into one of the upper-level concentrations after you have completed 60 credits, typically at the end of your sophomore year. For more details, see the BA and BFA requirements for Film and Media Arts students in the section below.

The admissions team considers the following when reviewing your application.

Required Materials

  • Recommendations: Have one letter of recommendation.
  • Standardized Test Scores: Standardized test scores (SAT or ACT) or the Temple Option.
  • Transcripts: Submit your academic transcripts.

Applying for the BFA

Upon acceptance and enrollment, you must initially declare yourself a Film and Media Arts major or a Film and Media Arts with Screen Studies concentration major. Upon the completion of 60 credits, you must complete the application process for the Bachelor of Fine Arts.

To apply for admission into one of the three upper-level Bachelor of Fine Arts concentrations in Directing, Media Arts, or Screenwriting, you must meet the following requirements.

Admissions Requirements

Program Contact

Josette Todaro is the assistant director of admissions and recruitment for the School of Theater, Film and Media Arts.
Phone: 215-204-3209  

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 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.

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


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