We live in an information-rich world, where technical skills and media knowledge converge to create the perfect backdrop for an exciting career. Whether you want to be on-air talent, become a lighting specialist, produce and edit sound and video, run your own media firm or work behind a camera, the Media Studies and Production program will both challenge and reward you. Working in a truly collaborative and high-energy environment, you’ll get hands-on experience with the conceptual and technical tools used to create and assess content for the digital world and prepare you for a career in both emerging and traditional media industries.

Temple University’s Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies and Production program focuses on four core areas of study:

  • emergent media,
  • media analysis,
  • media business and entrepreneurship, and
  • media production.

Whether you select one concentration or take a variety of cross-program courses, our flexible curriculum allows for just the right amount of adaptability to create a solid foundation for success in the media world.

Our faculty can help you gain access to a diverse community of companies, organizations and professionals to get you started in a career in the industry or on the path to an advanced degree.

Typical Careers

With specialization areas in emergent media, media analysis, media business and entrepreneurship, and media production, the Media Studies and Production Department at Temple prepares students for a variety of careers, including

  • on-air talent;
  • corporate communication producers;
  • digital media consultants;
  • editors;
  • market research analysts;
  • marketing professionals;
  • media consultants;
  • operators or owners of production companies and recording studios;
  • operators or owners of a channel, network or station;
  • producers;
  • recording engineers;
  • writers; and
  • videographers.

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

Target Employers

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 in the tri-state area, including ABC/WPVI, CBS/KYW, Comcast, NBC/WCAU, NFL Films, PHL17, The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, WHYY and many others. To make an appointment to discuss job and career opportunities, visit SMConnect, our exclusive internship and job portal.

Graduate School Placement

Join the more than 200 graduate students who pursue professional and scholarly opportunities in Temple SMC’s five graduate programs, where you’ll prepare for advanced research and doctoral work or for careers in communication management, communication policy, media and production.