Prospective Students

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The Department of Media Studies and Production (MSP) in Temple University’s School of Media and Communication offers you the opportunity to study media production and performance; media analysis; and media business and entrepreneurship. Teaching and learning in these tracks takes place within the context of rapidly changing and converging industries. For a list of over 150 career possibilities that reflect these converging industries visit the MSP Career Resources page.

The Department of Media Studies and Production (MSP) offers undergraduate and graduate (master’s) degree programs. Both undergraduate and graduate students can take courses at Temple’s international campuses.

An Engaging and Meaningful Curriculum

MSP courses prepare students for successful careers and lives. In Media Production and Performance courses students learn to create media content in a variety of formats and genres (news, music videos, sports, documentaries) for broadcast, cable, Web and mobile media. In the TV News Production Practicum students write, produce and perform for a news magazine program, Temple Update. In the Sports Production Practicum students write and  produce a weekly sports report. Check out some examples of student work.

In Media Business and Entrepreneurship courses students learn how to write plans and obtain funding for media businesses, and how to create and operate an ethical enterprise that produces and/or distributes media content.

In Media Analysis courses students learn how to thoughtfully and critically evaluate the role of media in contemporary culture, the nature of media institutions, and the ways we use and are affected by media. Across the curriculum, theory and analysis is combined with hands-on practice to create the most meaningful and enjoyable experience possible.

Diverse and Internationally Known Faculty

MSP faculty are well known and regarded professionals, recognized regionally, nationally and internationally for their media productions and scholarship. They bring their expertise and their passion for their work to MSP students.

A new service from the Communication Institute of Online Scholarship (CIOS) ranks leading programs in Communication and Journalism across an array of research areas and topics. Rankings are based on faculty publication records and departmental affiliation for those faculty. Media Studies and Production (MSP) was ranked No. 7 in Critical Theory, No. 9 in Demographics research and No. 9 in Visualization.

The School of Media and Communication’s Doctoral Program in Media and Communication ranked 10th in the 2005 Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index, as reported in The Chronicle of Higher Education on January 12, 2007.

Internships in a Major Media Market

Philadelphia is the 5th largest city in the United States. It is the 4th largest television market and the 7th largest radio market. As such, students can expect a choice of internships at television network affiliates; dozens of radio stations; the studios of Comcast SportsNet, NFL Films and QVC; and at renowned recording studios, production companies and professional sports teams. Because of Temple University’s strong Study Away programs it is even possible to pursue internship opportunities in London, Tokyo, Rome and other cities around the world.

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A Vibrant, Wired Campus

We also welcome you to a vibrant campus that is among the best wired in the country. It features over 200 student organizations and a career-focused student body. The Department is located in Annenberg Hall on the creative north end of campus, which is also home to the Boyer College of Music and the Tyler School of Art.

Temple University has been named among the best wired campuses by the Princeton Review. The campus TECH Center is a useful resource for MSP students because it features a 24 hour Help Desk and access to 600 workstations, 100 wireless loaner laptops, and specialized labs for video editing, music production and graphic design.

Philadelphia:  America’s Next Great City and Best City for Grads

National Geographic Traveler called Philadelphia “America’s Next Great City.” Forbes recently listed Philadelphia as one of “The Ten Happiest Cities for Young Professionals.”  The City of Brotherly Love was named best for grads in a survey that took into account cost of living and availability of good jobs

To learn more about the “Birthplace of Liberty” and its history, cultural institutions and nightlife follow some of the useful links in the box to the right.

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