Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film and Media Arts
Gain skills in directing, writing and experimental media, and find your individual creative voice with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film and Media Arts in Temple’s School of Theater, Film and Media Arts. Achieve a specialized perspective on film and media with concentrations in Directing, Media Arts or Screenwriting. The Film and Media Arts BFA is a 122-credit bachelor’s degree designed to fully prepare you for professional, independent work in the motion picture and media industries.
In your coursework, you’ll focus on and develop original ideas, learn entrepreneurial and technical skills, and have full creative autonomy over your projects. Students are mentored by Film and Media Arts faculty, who have been honored with Oscar, Emmy, Guggenheim, Rockefeller, Fulbright, Sundance and international awards.
As a Film and Media Arts student, you’ll have access to the department’s cutting-edge production equipment, including an array of film cameras. Learn more about Film and Media Arts Department facilities.
Temple is located in central North Philadelphia, in close proximity to the city’s independent theaters and studios such as the Nu Millenium Studios, the Prince, the Ritz Landmark Theater, as well as the Philadelphia Film Society.
Choosing between a BFA and a BA in Film and Media Arts
Deciding whether a BFA or BA is right for you depends on your academic needs and professional goals. The Film and Media Arts BFA offers an intensive, arts-based degree program concentrating on Directing, Media Arts or Screenwriting. The BFA focuses on developing students’ creative voices and powers of personal expression. The BA in Film and Media Arts provides a more general approach to the field, giving students the option to focus their studies in one of four concentrations—Cinematography, Post-Production, Producing and Screen Studies.