Graphic & Interactive Design

Graphic and Interactive Design is communication through visual language—image, typography, form. It includes work that is client-driven as well as self-authored. It can be used to promote commerce, culture and the public good. It employs an unlimited variety of media—traditional and new—to give visual form to ideas, messages and information.

The curriculum at Tyler exposes students to a wide variety of options the field has to offer. Students are evaluated by the exacting standards of the profession from the beginning of their design studies at Tyler. Graduates from the BFA and MFA programs work in print and web design studios, advertising agencies, publishing companies, film and television, music packaging and promotion, product design and packaging, in design departments of major corporations, and as freelance illustrators.

Students at Tyler have been successful in numerous national and international design competitions. Graduates from the Graphic and Interactive Design program are employed by studios and agencies around the country and abroad.

Upcoming Events


  • May 09, 2014:

    Check out the great new line of continuing education courses being offered this summer!

  • May 04, 2014:

    Come see our graduating senior's portfolios this Thursday, May 8 from 4:00-6:30!

  • March 24, 2014:

    Infographic designed by our own Courtney Spencer to promote Temple's new online course, The Art of Infographics!

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  • Tyler GAID students sweep PGW medallion competition!

    PWD and the Mural Arts Program sponsored "Uncover the Green", a design competition that invited local college students to design the new medallion for our city's green...

  • MFA Workshop with Robynne Raye

    MFA candidates in Graphic & Interactive Design participated in a 1.5-day intensive workshop with Modern Dog principal, Robynne Raye. Students designed PSA poster c...

  • The Art of Infographics: A new online course.

    The Graphic and Interactive department at Temple’s Tyler School of Art is offering a new online course this fall 2014, The Art of Infographics. This University-wide Ge...

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