Study Away

Study Away students in London

Temple’s London program offers a unique opportunity to study British media and telecommunications and gain international work experience at the same time. MSP students can also participate in international study opportunities in Italy, Ireland, Japan and elsewhere. Visit the SMC Study Away website for more information.


TU TV Broadcasting Station

TUTV is Temple University’s digital cable station. Broadcasting to the city of Philadelphia on channel 50 on Comcast digital cable and channel 45 on Verizon FIOS, TUTV features programming from the School of Media and Communication (SMC) and other schools and colleges within the university, as well as community and professional broadcast partners. TUTV is a great opportunity for MSP students.

Programming for TUTV is inclusive of all SMC departments, other Temple schools, colleges, and campuses abroad. The television station airs major events like the Lew Klein Alumni in the Media Awards and original programming such as the student news show Temple Update, documentaries, lectures, symposia, theater productions, and student films. TUTV captures performances from the Boyer College of Music & Dance and imagery from the Tyler School of Art. TUTV also collaborates with the Fox School of Business, the School of Medicine and Temple University Athletics.

Temple Update

Temple Update is a half-hour weekly news magazine produced, reported and edited by MSP students and aired on a cable outlet. The students produce the program in Annenberg Hall studios in a Television Practicum course and gain valuable experience in field work, news writing, video editing and more. They experience the real world pressure and excitement of working on a live television program and also create material they can use in their job search.

Internships and Senior Seminar

Internships provide students with opportunities to work on the cutting edge of their fields while obtaining course credit. Hundreds of businesses, organizations, and institutions in the metropolitan area, as well as those across the nation, cooperate in providing opportunities for MSP students to work in relevant professional ways for course credit. Exciting opportunities include networks, radio and television stations, production houses, Web-based companies, recording studios, advertising agencies, and many others. Students interested in pursuing further academic degrees can take internships in research and scholarly for profit and academic organizations. Learn more about MSP Internships.

The Senior Seminar complements the Internship, providing small group discussion about employment and career opportunities, resume writing, and interviewing techniques. The city’s most successful media professionals share their expertise with students in guest lectures.

Research And Education Labs

MSP students can also learn about the media by working in specialized laboratories associated with the department. In the Center for Media and Information Literacy professors and graduate and undergraduate students participate in research and community outreach related to media literacy.