Hello prospective students and parents! My name is Matt, and I am a very recent graduate of the Temple University Film
and Media Arts program with a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Media Arts, and a General Business
Studies Minor. While I am a talented cinematographer, I am also an avid consumer of literature
and fiction, and a very experienced writer of media/film critiques, analytical papers and fiction.
In addition, my General Business Studies minor has given me another degree of experience in self promotion, public speaking
, interpersonal communication and general marketing
principles and skills. Having experience in these specialties has also given me a certain proficiency in the creation of compelling resumes and cover letters.
Depending on which subject you'd like to brush up on, or dive in to with the expectation of achieving a certain extent of mastery in, our methods will vary.
For instance, assuming you would like to become an expert literary analyst, or write that Macbeth paper that has you "shaking in your boots," we will cover the general structure of an argument, from thesis to supporting evidence/paragraphs and the conclusion. From this general foundation, we will examine the thematic content of a given work, and scrutinize how the author utilizes his/her chosen medium (novel, poem, essay
, prose etc.), style and narrative aesthetic to enhance this thematic content. We will examine character, and how our perceptions of the particular piece's characters evolve, and how the author manipulates such perceptions. We will examine the true purpose of fiction, as seen through the eyes of many great authors, artists and poets, and we will ultimately leave the student to form his or her own conclusions.
A student may request to work on a specific project, paper or other such long term endeavors exclusively. These include midterm and final papers, presentations, video projects etc.