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The Master of Arts in Media Studies and Production is a 36-credit program integrating conceptual and practical study to prepare students for careers in media analysis, creation and management or further academic study. Our students are activists, media makers and researchers who engage with media through a variety of lenses—cultural, economic, historical, legal, psychological and technological.

Our alumni work as successful consultants, managers, media content producers, researchers and writers around the world.

Temple University’s Master of Arts in Media Studies and Production is a flexible program available for part- and full-time students who want to pursue hands-on learning and critical engagement with media at one of the nation’s leading research institutions. Students may complete internships, undertake professional media training or advance toward a doctoral program.

Students will have access to a diverse community of companies, organizations and professionals for a future in media-related industries or advanced education.

Whether you want to run a digital publication, teach at the college level, work on a local radio show or pursue any number of career paths in the media industry, the Master of Arts program in the Department of Media Studies and Production at Temple may be tailored to your interests and career goals. Personalized research opportunities and our curriculum will provide you with both professional and scholarly opportunities in

  • Media Production and Business or
  • Communication Scholarship.
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Typical Careers

The SMC Master of Arts in Media Studies and Production prepares students for careers in emerging media, management, production, industry policy and consulting, including positions as

  • community activists;
  • corporate, educational or nonprofit communication producers;
  • digital media consultants;
  • editors;
  • market research analysts;
  • marketing professionals;
  • media analysts, buyers and consultants;
  • operators or owners of production companies or recording studios;
  • operators or owners of channels, networks or stations;
  • producers;
  • recording engineers;
  • writers; and
  • videographers.

Visit the SMC Career Center to explore specialized services and programming available exclusively to you as a Temple student.

Future Prospects

Situated in the media-rich job market of Philadelphia, SMC graduates have direct access to some of the largest and most well-respected media companies. To make an appointment to discuss your job and career opportunities, visit SMConnect, our exclusive internship and job portal. 

MA students may pursue scholarly opportunities in SMC’s Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Media and Communication program, which offers a strong foundation in research and methodology in preparation for a career in higher education.