Visiting Temple University’s School of Media and Communication and Philadelphia

The School of Media and Communication is located on Temple University’s Main Campus in Philadelphia, Pa. It also offers classes at Temple University Center City, Temple University Ambler in the suburbs and the Capitol Campus in Harrisburg, Pa. In addition, students may complete communications degrees at Temple University, Japan Campus, in Tokyo.

With approximately 10,000 students living on or near campus, and millions of dollars in private development ongoing, Temple’s North Philadelphia community is in the midst of a period of unprecedented growth. Learn about the 20/20 plan.

Urban Education

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Philadelphia is an important part of the experience at Temple University, which is located just two miles north of City Hall and Center City. As the second largest city on the East Coast, Philadelphia is alive with innovation in commerce and finance, technological and scientific advancement, achievement in medicine and law and accomplishment in the arts.

In the city, you’ll find the Reading Terminal Market, the nightlife of Old City, the Liberty Bell and Penn’s Landing, a scenic hot spot at the edge of the Delaware River splashed with clubs and restaurants. Broad Street has been transformed into an axis of theaters, galleries and performance spaces. The Avenue of the Arts, as it is known, is a ribbon of creativity winding from South Philadelphia, wrapping around City Hall, and continuing north through Main Campus.

It’s also the home of four professional sports teams: the Eagles, Flyers, 76ers and the 2008 World Champion Philadelphia Phillies.

South-Street-by-B-Krist_1Add to these attractions Fairmount Park, the nation’s largest landscaped city park, the renowned Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Zoo, the hip vibe of South Street and a mosaic of vibrant neighborhoods, and you can see why Temple University is happy to call Philadelphia home.

If you are a prospective student and want to visit the School of Media and Communication, please note that it is best to schedule in advance in order to find out the availability of faculty and staff in your department. Please also note that you will be meeting with members of your department during Orientation. Most of your questions will be answered at that time.