Launched in 2004, Temple’s Advertising Department has grown from an entity of the Journalism Department into an established program with an advanced and comprehensive curriculum, giving our students an in-depth look at each facet of the industry. Each year, our department continues to advance and provide students with the skills necessary to stand out in a competitive and fast-moving industry.
Our faculty includes a blend of professors who helped build the program from a small sequence into an established department and adjuncts that currently work in the advertising industry. Together, they make up a diverse and experienced faculty who serve as mentors to students and guide them to career focused success.
Compared to programs at other universities, our program is unique in offering specialized, in-depth study in several disciplines. With four specialized tracks, in students are able to focus their studies towards what suits their particular interests and skills.
Opportunities through the student-run advertising agency Diamond Edge Communications and the student organization Temple Ad Club help students apply their skills and gain a better understanding of the advertising industry today.
ATTENTION: New Spring 2015 Electives
Intro to Digital Advertising — ADV 1000 sec. 1
- Professor Michael D’Antonio, Thursdays 5:30pm-8pm
Pharmaceutical Advertising – ADV 2000 sec. 1
- Professor Laurie Harrington, Mondays 5:30pm-8pm
Web Design and Development — ADV 2010 sec. 1
- Professor Joe Curcio, Wednesdays 5:30 to 8 pm
Personal Branding — ADV 3000 sec. 1
- Professor Sheryl Kantrowitz, Wednesdays 5:30pm-8pm
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