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Semester Courses

The Temple London program incorporates 14 weeks of study with a Temple faculty-led course and typically three elective courses. The semester is divided into two phases with an orientation at the start and mid-term break, for a total of 15.5 weeks:

Weeks 1-7: Phase 1 – Academic Courses
The majority of the elective courses listed below will be offered in Phase 1. The Temple faculty-led course, however, will run throughout the whole semester.

Week 8: Mid-Semester Break

Weeks 9-15: Phase 2 – Academic Pathway
Semester students will choose one of two pathways for phase 2: internship or study. Students that choose the internship pathway will begin their internship placements following the mid-semester break. Students that choose the study pathway will begin a new course (or courses) following the mid-semester break.

Each student must enroll in:

Temple Faculty-Led Course

Each Temple student will enroll in a Temple faculty-led course (see below) to help them contextualize their experience in London in a broad, academic manner. This course spans both semester phases and the subject matter varies each semester. You can view course codes and descriptions below.

Fall 2015

Special Topics: MSP 4390, JOURN 3860 (4 s.h.), or THTR 2210 (3 s.h.)

Fall 2015: Blogging Abroad: Everyone is a Producer Today
Technology is an integral part of the media industry today. Bloggers are becoming critical tastemakers and ever involved in all aspects of marketing. Many brands are utilizing blogging as an opportunity to add a human element to their brand and connect with their audience on a deeper level. In this beginner-focused class, students will understand the basics of blogging, including:

  • How to set up their blog (WordPress, Blogger, and other platforms will be discussed)
  • How to use basic HTML to customize their content
  • How to use various creative applications to create content, enhance photography and visuals to optimize the look of their blog
  • How to connect with local media to promote and grow their content
  • How to get readers to take action
  • Along with publishing your content via a blog, students will learn how social media is best used to support and spread their content through conversation, community, and connectedness. In the media, we have moved from the one-to- many communication strategy to the many-to-many where everyone can be a producer. Social Media can be extremely powerful when people create content and share it as well as their opinions or experiences online. The most common forms of social media are: social networks (Facebook, LinkedIn), blogs, podcasts, wikis, content communities (Flickr, YouTube, Buzzfeed) and micro blogging (Twitter). Emerging media in mobile and location-based platforms are very influential today (Yelp).

    This course will examine the evolution and impact of blogging, social media and emerging technologies on the communication industry in general. Students will explore and apply social media strategies and tools and integrate them into their blog project while in London. Throughout the semester, students will be expected to engage in several hands-on assignments, including keeping up a regular blog (multi-media content will be encouraged).

    The students will establish a theme for their blog content and will submit a proposal. This will be used just as a guide for their content throughout the semester. Their blogs will incorporate social media links or feed that support their communication efforts throughout their time in London.

    Spring 2016

    Electives and Internships

    All courses listed below are offered during the fall or spring semesters and students must select their top five choices of the following key courses, internships, and electives in addition to the required Temple faculty-led course (described above). All students must register for a minimum of 12 credits to be eligible for financial aid and to be in compliance with U.K. laws.

    Key Courses
    Students interested in examining British Culture more deeply, and in some cases through a particular lens, are encouraged to enroll in one of the four key courses offered in London. This course will span both semester phases and while not required, enrollment is encouraged if feasible.

    Please note: you may only enroll in one key course per semester.

    British Life and Visual Media: MSP 4571, JOURN 3751, or STRC 3220 (3 s.h.); COMM 3081 (4 s.h.)

    What is the British identity? How do the British people reflect this identity in its television, film and visual arts? How have the developments in Visual Media impacted cultural growth in the UK and abroad? How is British culture perceived when Visual Media is exported overseas? Students taking this course will examine issues of cultural identity as reflected by British film, television, photography and the visual arts. The course explores the new Britain through a unique balance between classroom instruction by British faculty, guest speakers from all walks of public life, and guided visits to places of both historical and contemporary significance. Students will gain an understanding of British culture and society by examining the history of its major social and political institutions, the cultural values of its peoples and significant contemporary socio-political issues and debates emphasizing the impact the development Visual Media has had on British life.

    British Life and Business: STRC 3220 (3 s.h.) or COMM 3081 (4 s.h.)

    Did you know London has more international banking institutions than any other city in the world? Have you ever wondered how this business culture within a vastly multicultural environment is defined by issues that relate to history, politics, and even the monarchy? Students who take this course will gain a deeper understanding of what it truly means to be British all while discovering the impact this small nation’s business culture has on the rest of the world.Upon completion of this course students will achieve an understanding of British culture and life in a business context. Students will be able to fully grasp the significance of the British Empire in the development of multiculturalism, as well as the country’s impact on the development of business and trade. Topics will include the cultural impact on organizational decision making, negotiations, human resource management, and business functions, such as marketing. Past co-curricular activities have included an Olympic Site Tour, the Fuller’s Brewery, Canary Warf and Docklands, and a Brick Lane Meal.

    British Life and Europe: STRC 3220 (3 s.h.) or COMM 3081 (4 s.h.)

    What is the contemporary relationship of Britain to the rest of Europe? What are the key historical developments behind such a union? How does Britain define itself culturally against the backdrop of European identity? Students who take this course will be challenged to think critically about the UK’s links with its European neighbours and the impact these have on the very definition of modern Europe.Through a combination of lecture, debate, and co-curricular activities students will gain a familiarity with the main historical background to the UK’s relations with its European neighbours, understand the key moments in the process of the UK joining the EEC in 1973 and subsequent developments up to the present day. Upon completion of the course students will be able to think critically about culture and identity in general, and in relation to issues concerning British and European identity. Past co-curricular activities have included: a Parliament Tour, the Shakespeare Globe, the Greenwich Maritime Museum, and the Cabinet War Rooms.

    British Life and Cultures: MSP 4571, JOURN 3751, or STRC 3220 (3 s.h.): COMM 3081 (4 s.h.)

    It has been said that the US and UK are two countries divided by a common language. So what are the definitive cultural differences between these two nations? How do the British people define themselves in relation to their European neighbours and the rest of the world? How have historical, political, and artistic developments shaped the identity of this small island nation? This course serves as the anchor of a study program in London, offering students an opportunity to place what they are learning in their other courses into a larger, contemporary context.Students will be empowered to appreciate more of what they observe during their stay in Britain. Students enrolled in this course will develop an appreciation for the issues of this rapidly changing nation and the exciting effects this has on British identity, its relationship with Europe and the rest of the world. In addition to the traditional classroom experience, learning will be supplemented with guest speakers, and guided visits to places of both historical and contemporary significance. Past co-curricular activities have included: touring the Houses of Parliament, the Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, and a Brick Lane meal.

    Internships
    All Temple London Fall and Spring students may apply for an internship in London. Internships usually consist of three full days of each week of unpaid work at professionally relevant British organizations in London. Internships are organized ahead of time on behalf of the student by the Temple partner in London, FIE (Foundation for International Education). Internships are found each semester within a variety of industry areas, such as public relations, marketing, journalism, theater, media and film and television or relevant departments within other companies.

    Click here to learn more about the internship placement and visa processes.

    Internship: ADV 3185 (3 s.h), MSP 4785 (4 s.h.), MSP 4786 (3 s.h.), FMA 3085 (4 s.h), JOURN 3885 (3 s.h.), JOURN 3882 (3 s.h.), STRC 3385 (3 s.h.), STRC 3585 (3 s.h.), STRC 3685 (3 s.h.), THTR 2085 (3 s.h.), or THTR 3082 (3 s.h.)(

    The internship placements, together with classroom seminars and written reflection, form the International Internship Course, or IIC.FIE’s Experiential Education Team works with students individually upon admission to the program to match his/her skills and background with an appropriate organization. The Experiential Education Team provides pre-departure and on-site support during the placement and internship process. The IIC seminars allow for discussion, analysis and academic reflection throughout the student’s experience.Please note that all student internships are unpaid and are for academic credit only.In order to enhance and contextualize the internship experience, there is an important academic component that runs in conjunction with the placement. The classes (called seminars) aim to provide students with support in order to allow them to develop their understanding of the UK workplace and enable to them to make the most of their experience. The seminars will enable students to work with a faculty member and their peers to reflect upon the experience and exchange ideas.

    Students will be assessed on their ability to engage analytically with the internship experience. Students will be required to submit written assignments, deliver a presentation and write a final report that will provide structured expression of student development throughout the process.

    By the end of the IIC students should be in a position to:

  • Understand general aspects of the UK workplace.
  • Have a high degree of understanding of the organization in which they have been interning as well as the sector in which that organization operates.
  • Look back and describe and reflect on their internship experience and the ways in which they have developed during the program.
  • Reflect on their own performance in the workplace.
  • Engage with intercultural issues which have emerged during that experience.
  • Electives

    British Politics: POLS 3212 (3 s.h.)

    What power does the Monarchy still have? How does a democratic government work without a written constitution? Who are the Tories, the Lib-Dems, and Labour? How do British Politics differ from those of the United States? Students enrolled in this course will be provided an understanding of the British system of government and the political process in Britain, as well as the socio-historical processes that have shaped modern Britain.This course will cover topics concerning the Monarchy, the Parliament, political parties, the Prime Minister, political ideology, and political culture. Throughout the course, comparisons with American politics and society will be made as a point of reference to provide the student with a better framework for understanding British politics. This is an introductory course on contemporary British politics, and therefore requires no previous political science courses. Past co-curricular activities: the Imperial War Museum, a Parliament Tour, the Cabinet War Rooms, Inns of Court Walking Tour.

    Ethical Leadership: STRC 4670 (3 s.h.)

    What is it about power and success that creates ethical challenges for leaders? Why should a leader be ethical? What virtues do governmental leaders portray? What is the relationship between feelings and morality? Are there standards of right and wrong that apply everywhere, regardless of cultural practice? How do we make ethical judgments in and about foreign cultures? What are our ethical obligations to people from other cultures? What moral characteristics should apply to leaders and leadership everywhere? What is charisma and why are some people so obsessed with it as a quality of leadership? What is the difference between a leader and a celebrity? What are the dangers of charismatic leaders? Can followers be held accountable for their leader’s actions?In this course, students learn the interconnectedness of leadership and ethics. We examine the ethical background of what leaders are, what they do, and how they do it. Students assess the public and private morality of leaders, the moral obligations of leaders and followers, the ways in which leaders shape the moral environment of their environments, and the temptations of power. This course looks at how leaders convey values through their actions (and inactions), language, and their power and influence as role models. The course aims to expand students’ moral point of view by first considering personal ethics, then moving on to look at leadership and the common good, and finishing with an examination of ethics in a global community. Past co-curricular activities: Brightest and Best play, visit Occupy Finsbury Square protest, viewing Food, Inc., documentary and Battle for Seattle movie, Rachel Carson Memorial Lecture: “Ending the era of ecocide.”

    Global Marketing: ADV 1004 (3 s.h.) or MSP 4690 (4 s.h.)

    Have you ever wondered how global differences affect how products are presented to various cultures on a worldwide scale? How do businesses reconcile or take advantage of this global diversity in order to meet international objectives? What are the challenges of managing and delivering high quality service to customers in a cross-cultural context? This course explores the decision-making process in the marketing of products and services in the international marketplace.Student enrolled in this course will learn the formulation of key elements in international marketing strategy, such as identification and assessment of potential markets, price setting, and design, promotion, and distribution of products and services. They will also explore issues such as the competitive advantage of nations, the changing nature of the international social and business environment, and the emerging role of the Internet in international marketing. Past co-curricular activities: the Shakespeare Globe Theatre, the London Eye, Harrods Department Store, the Chelsea Football Club, Madame Tussaud’s.

    Literary London: ENG 2000 (3 s.h.)

    Is London fairly represented in literature? Has the way London is presented changed over time? Is there a difference in the London of a novel and the London of a travel guide?London is a city of stories and has been an inspiration and subject for writers over hundreds of years. This course introduces students to London, both as an object of enquiry and as source, setting, and inspiration for numerous literary texts. Exploring the places, tropes, symbols, and characters in a selection of texts enables students to think about the city in relation to key theoretical and historical/cultural events that have helped shape the way we each experience London. Different approaches to ‘writing and reading’ London are addressed alongside an analysis of the ways in which the city acts as a basis for critical interrogation and understanding. Past co-curricular activities: walking tour of London.

    Music in 20th Century Britain: MSP 3890 (4 s.h.)

    You’re familiar with the names, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Sex Pistols, and Oasis, but what is the political and cultural impact of this revolutionary music? How did the music we know and love develop from industrial city slums to chart topping hits? How does music define the British identity? This course examines a wide range of important musical styles and cultures in twentieth century Britain.Students in this course will be exposed to various cultural theories and apply these approaches to the subcultures that emerged in the U.K. after the Second World War, such as Teddy Boys, Rockers and Mods. They will explore the “symbolic subsystems” of each group – their music, style, speech and ritual – alongside notions of deviancy, consumerism, identity, territoriality, and performance. At the conclusion of the course students will be able to examine the stylistic traits of different artists and genres (the forms, lyrics, instrumentation etc.). Past co-curricular activities: three concerts in pop/rock, jazz, and/or classical music.

    Photojournalism: London Through the Lens: JOURN 3707 (3 s.h.)

    How can your experience with a culture be reflected in the way you capture it in a photograph? How might you utilize images to narrate your experience during your stay in London? How can developing an appreciation of photography parallel a greater understanding of London as a global city? This course is intended for students with an interest in the history, theory and practice of photography. It is designed to familiarize students with skills which combine photographic composition and camera operation, together with conceptual ideas, especially those of narrative photography.Through the use of the lens, students will be encouraged to document their experience with London as a city. Through classroom learning and field exploration students will be exposed to an educational experience which challenges them to capture their knowledge and experience with London’s history, architecture, and cultural diversity. Students will learn to blend elements of photojournalism and aesthetic photography in order to challenge their creative abilities whilst creating a unique portfolio exhibiting their new found knowledge and understanding of London as a global city. Central to the course is the exhibition of student work at the end of the term to showcase their journey from new arrivals to Londoners. Past co-curricular activities: ‘Deutsche Photography Prize’, Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2011, ‘Foto8 Annual Summer Show 2011’ – described as London’s ‘salon de photographie’, Foto8 Gallery, ‘Hoppé Portraits: Society, Studio and Street’, National Portrait Gallery, ‘London Through Lens’, Getty Images Library, ‘Adam Patterson & Jean Claude Dagrou’ – Another Lost Child, Photofusion Brixton.

    Principles of Marketing: ADV 1004 (3 s.h.)

    Isn’t marketing just advertising? What’s the difference? Does European marketing differ from the rest of the world, especially the USA? What are some of the most successful marketing strategies?People often define “marketing” as advertising – a highly visible activity by which organisations try to persuade consumers to buy products and services. However, marketing is much more than advertising and even the most skillful marketing cannot make consumers buy things that they don’t want.Through a European lens, this introductory course prepares students to think strategically about marketing in today’s global environment. After successful completion of this course, students have a basic understanding of the marketing concept, the marketing mix (product, place, promotion and price), segmentation, targeting, positioning, customer value, branding, services marketing, global marketing, marketing metrics, consumer and business behaviour, ethics and social responsibility in marketing, market planning, market research, and competitive analysis. In addition, students have the opportunity to evaluate and formulate marketing strategies taking into account the influence of international issues and technology.

    Past co-curricular activities have included: Harrods: A British Brand Experience?, Chelsea Football Club , Guest Speaker: Direct Marketing Association: Mobile and Brand Marketing, Brand Museum.

    Sporting London: Identity, Culture, and the Olympic Games: JOURN 3710 (3 s.h.)

    What is the role of sport in the construction of local, national and international identities? What social structures and cultural trends influencing sports participation and consumption? What is the impact of commercialism and globalization on contemporary sport? This course has been designed to provide international students an opportunity to understand sports in a British context against a backdrop of the Olympics, with London as the host city – 1908, 1948 & 2012.The course will presented from a historical and contemporary perspective will examine a series of themes and issues, primarily through sports history and the sociology of sport, with supplementary references to economics, politics and the media. Students enrolled in this course will gain the skills to analyze sports as a social phenomena and use them as an analytical tool to illuminate contemporary situations and problems in the international arena, provide an insight into the wide range of British sports and sports organizations through practice and study visits, and apply a sociological lens to the world of sports and athletics through the incorporation of academic writing, popular media and personal experiences and observations.

    Past co-curricular activities have included: meetings with officials of the 2012 Olympic Committee, meet with the Mayor of London, visit the David Beckham Academy, visit the Chelsea Football Club.

    Strategic Brand Management: ADV 2101 (3 s.h.)

    How does brand management affect organizational value? How do customers and their engagement in real or virtual communities shape the nature of brands? How does services branding differ from goods branding?This course introduces, explores and applies a range of strategic brand management issues that drive brand equity and value. Customers are increasingly co-creators of brand value as part of a more interactive and dialectical process. Witness the rise of social media where dialogue, conversation, interaction are the key drivers of brand growth. The days of shouting from a billboard as the primary form of brand marketing are gone. Students will explore issues such as the strategic branding process, consumer perception, brands as social and psychological vehicles, the competitive landscape, and brand evaluation. By the end of the course should should have developed a deeper understanding of brand, the strategic branding process and an appreciation of how to brand in a given context to maximize equity and value.

    Past co-curricular activities: Harrods (A British Brand Experience?), Museum of Brands, Guest Speaker: Direct Marketing Association: Mobile and Brand Marketing, Guest Speaker, Brunel University: Multisensory Branding.

    The Nature of Story: Creative Writing: JOURN 3351 (3 s.h.), MSP 3590 (4 s.h.)

    Do you fancy yourself a novelist or a writer of short stories? Not sure how do you develop your main characters? How should you structure the plot? What point of view should you choose? The focus of this course will be decidedly practical as students learn to read as writers, gleaning tips on the craft. Students will consider the processes of writing, aiming to uncover various methods of confronting potential issues. London’s own vibrant arts scene and literary traditions form a fascinating focus and locus for the study of creative writing. Class members will engage with local novelists, poets and playwrights through guest lectures and readings.

    The literary-steeped surroundings of London provide the perfect backdrop for students to explore their own creative powers. This popular course will provide students with the rare opportunity to develop their own work within the context of contemporary British writing. Although the focus will be on fiction writing, students will also have the opportunity to experiment with various other forms and genres. Classes examining contemporary British literature are complemented by writing workshops.

    Writing workshops will be simultaneously rigorous and nurturing, providing students with the perfect forum for collective and constructive critique. Our approach will focus on imaginative task setting, scrupulous analysis, sincere encouragement and constructive criticism. By the end of the course, each class member will have collected a portfolio of work. The program will end with a literary event, at which each student will have the opportunity to read a selection of his/her work. Past co-curricular activities: Jazz Club Poetry Readings, Literary Walks, Literary Festivals.

    British Cinema: FMA 3770 (4 s.h.)

    A survey of British cinema from its beginnings to 1980, the course will look at the work of directors such as Cecil Hepwork, Alfred Hitchcock, Humphrey Jennings, Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, David Lean, Robert Hanmer and Lindsay Anderson. It will assess the contribution of particular studios – for example, Ealing, Denham and Lime Grove examine specific groups of film makers such as those around Grierson and Free Cinema, and take account of significant external influences on the development of cinema.

    Media in Britain: MSP 4572 (3 s.h.), JOURN 3870 (3 s.h.)

    What is the mass media and how do we relate to it? What is the political role of the press and broadcasting in Britain? What impact does Hollywood have on the British Film industry? What function do the various British newspaper have? This course will explore British media organizations as social, economic and cultural entities and examines specific determinants and processes of production.

    Students enrolled in this course will gain an in depth understanding of broadcasting and the film industry, the press and the ‘convergent’ new media of digital television and the Internet. As popular perceptions of the media often revolve around the excitement, glamour, creativity and controversy, this course attempts to separate myths from reality and give students a pragmatic approach of what the British media are about and what working for them entails. Past co-curricular activities: BBC Studios Tour, visit Press Complaints Commission, Print Press Tour of Fleet Street, Guest Speaker from the UK Film Council.

    Creative Thinking for Advertising: ADV 3101 (3 s.h.)

    Prerequisites waived for the London course only
    This course uses team oriented sessions to develop the creative skills necessary for solving advertising problems. A cross discipline approach is utilized and “creatives” from various advertising and non-advertising disciplines participate as guest facilitators and speakers.

    Political Communication: STRC 3323 (3 s.h.)

    Theory and research communication in political contexts, including framing of election campaigns, roles of the news media in reporting and editorializing, war propaganda, and symbolic action in conflicts between social movements and agents of social control.

    Travel Writing: MSP 3296, JOURN 3296 (3 s.h. WI)

    As Tim Cahill, the legendary travel writer and former editor of Outside Magazine, once wrote, “It isn’t the traveling, it’s the writing.” Cahill, Andrew Bain, Rory MacLean, Sara Wheeler, Rolf Potts, Bill Bryson–these are writers with wildly different styles, and many of them travel to completely mundane locations, but they all manage to learn something about themselves, and why they travel, in the process of writing. In other words, it’s not where they go, it’s how they experience the place, and how they write about that experience. This is a course about Travel itself. What does it mean to travel? Why do we travel, and how do we decide where to go? We will examine the romantic sense of wanderlust that nearly all people experience at least once in their lives. The course will also examine the ideas of International Communication and Intercultural Competence. How do we travel with cultural sensitivity? We will look at the reputation of the American traveler, and the stereotypes of “ugly Americanism.” Through our exploration of these concepts, we will discover what travel reveals about us and about our culture, and about the cultures we are visiting. And we will become travelers who can move beyond the superficial “tourist” experience of a place.

    Fall 2013 student, Mariana Zimmerman, gives students an inside look into what Travel Writing in London is all about! Check it out below.

    Summer Courses

    All students will enroll in the following two courses for the summer 2015 term.

    British Life and Visual Media: MSP 4571, JOURN 3751, or STRC 3220 (3 s.h.); COMM 3081 (4 s.h.)

    What is the British identity? How do the British people reflect this identity in its television, film and visual arts? How have the developments in Visual Media impacted cultural growth in the UK and abroad? How is British culture perceived when Visual Media is exported overseas? Students taking this course will examine issues of cultural identity as reflected by British film, television, photography and the visual arts.
    The course explores the new Britain through a unique balance between classroom instruction by British faculty, guest speakers from all walks of public life, and guided visits to places of both historical and contemporary significance. Students will gain an understanding of British culture and society by examining the history of its major social and political institutions, the cultural values of its peoples and significant contemporary socio-political issues and debates emphasizing the impact the development Visual Media has had on British life.Past co-curricular activities included trips to The British Film Institute, The Tate Modern, The Victoria & Albert Museum, and Greenwich Maritime University.

    Children’s Media in the U.K.: MSP 4390, JOURN 3860, FMA 2670 (4 s.h.); THTR 3080 (3 s.h.)

    Children spend upwards of eight hours a day with media and are a target audience for media content producers, marketing firms and advertising agencies globally. The UK children’s media industry is a leader globally and this course will explore it from first creative idea through market research, production, advertising and trans-media products.
    Many children’s media brands (i.e. Nickelodeon, Disney) have their European headquarters in London, as well as being home to leading animation houses, researchers, ad agencies and production centers. An exciting element of this course will be attendance at the annual UK Children’s Media Conference where students will have an opportunity to meet directly with industry leaders.

    Faculty Directors

    Summer 2015: Sherri Hope Culver, Media Studies and Production
    Sherri Hope Culver currently serves as Assistant Professor at Temple University in the Department Media Studies and Production. She also serves as the Director of the Center for Media and Information Literacy at Temple. Sherri teaches courses in media management, children’s media and communications. She was awarded the Innovative Teaching Award for the School of Communications and Theater in 2008. Sherri specializes in content development and strategic executive management for children’s media companies and public media.

    Sherri has consulted on several initiatives for PBS Kids Sprout, including program development, online standards, advertising policies and on air representations of healthy living. Sherri has also consulted with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, providing strategic planning leadership to public television stations. Sherri’s commitment to public media is reflected in her almost twenty years serving in leadership positions within public broadcasting. She provided executive leadership at several public television stations, including serving as General Manager (CEO).

    Sherri has produced and executive produced over 600 hours of television programming including talk shows, documentaries, town meetings and dramas. She holds a masters degree in Public Culture from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research explored the impact of children’s television on the social development of girls and their ability to form ethnically-diverse friendships. She regularly presents at conferences on issues of media, public media, children’s media and media literacy.

    Sherri is co-author of book The Media Career Guide and author of the book, The Television and Video Survival Guide: An Insiders Top Notch Creative and Technical Advice for Your First (or next) Production. Sherri has made numerous television appearances and has hosted several television talk shows, including countless hours of public television pledge pledge drives! Sherri is currently serving her third term as President of the National Association for Media Literacy Education. She resides in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

    Fall 2015: Sheryl Kantrowitz, Advertising
    Sheryl Kantrowitz currently teaches Interactive Media, Art Direction, Advertising Campaigns and Portfolio courses. Sheryl also serves as the Faculty Advisor for the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC). She spent 10 years in the advertising industry honing her skills working for various agencies and personal clients as an art director. She has worked for small branding consultancies as a visual strategist (TONIQ), large NYC agencies launching new products (Grey and Saatchi), and on her own she has worked directly with clients, helping them to redefine their brands from the ground up.

    Sheryl believes that innovative thinking is the key to success in advertising. This was her driving force in the industry and now directly translates in her teaching style in the classroom. Strategically driven and creatively focused, Sheryl believes that innovative thinking is the key to success in advertising. She recognizes the importance of balance between beauty and function, and works to instill this in her students.

    Sheryl is an active member of the Art Directors’ Club of Philadelphia. She recently spent a semester teaching in London and serving as the Faculty Advisor for the Temple London Study away program. She holds a BFA in Design and Photography from Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts.

    Fall 2013 student, Robert Monroe, presents an inside look into what the Temple London experience is like for the faculty director, Sheryl Kantrowitz. Check it out below:

    Spring 2016: TBA