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The Theater Department at Temple University strives for professional excellence, academic depth and breadth, community involvement, and international engagement. Students are challenged to learn and create in a wide variety of classroom and production situations. Opportunities are plentiful on campus, in the community, and in Philadelphia, one of the most vibrant of America's theater centers.
As a theater department in the heart of a culturally rich urban setting, Temple University's Department of Theater is immersed in, and among some, of the most important regional and national theaters in the country. This bountiful artistic environment benefits our undergraduate and graduate students alike. There are many theater professionals on faculty and who serve as guest artists, advisors, mentors, and collaborators. Temple graduates are involved in nearly every major theater endeavor in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.
Celebrating over 50 years of spectacular productions, the top-ranked Department of Theater is a proud part of the School of Theater, Film and Media Arts, and the Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts at Temple. The faculty and staff of the department represent highly trained scholars and professionals with theater credits in Philadelphia, New York City, nationally and internationally.
Through the study and practice of the arts, craft, and scholarship of theater, we instill in our students a passion for artistic leadership, creative communication, and lifelong learning. We are committed to being a vital cultural force in the diverse community of Temple University, the Philadelphia region, and beyond.
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