About Tyler

"Tyler is a laboratory where answers are not prescribed, students test their own ideas, and faculty challenge and support them every step of the way. With fantastic new studios and classrooms to work in, Tyler is a close-knit community, yet we are at the heart of a vibrant intellectual research university and cultural metropolis. Everyday I see our students working together intensely, taking advantage of all that Temple and Philadelphia have to offer—Tyler truly has it all."

Hester Stinnett, Interim Dean

Since 1935, Tyler School of Art, Temple University has offered students the combination of a world renowned faculty of dedicated teachers, accomplished studio artists, and highly respected scholars with the resources of a major university.

It is the nucleus for a global network of artists of every medium, constantly in touch with the vanguard of each discipline it represents, and it is intensely personal—focused on the idiosyncratic creative development of every student. It is a superb and intense art conservatory of 1600 students, set among the myriad resources of a great urban research university of 37,000, at home in one of the most culturally rich cities in the United States. 

From advanced technology to the most traditional methods, Tyler is dedicated to providing education in the arts to aspiring and talented students who share our belief that the arts are fundamental to life in the 21st century.

If you want an education in the visual arts that will challenge you, enable you to explore and expand your ability to think creatively, refine your natural talents, and prepare you to be a leader in a society that is becoming more visually oriented each day, then a Tyler School of Art program is the right choice for you.

  • History & Vision

    Tyler has grown from a small art school in Elkins Park, PA to encompass a wide range programs from painting to architecture now located on the Main Campus of Temple University.

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  • Undergraduate Viewbook

    View our most recent catalog which gives an overview of programs offered and student life.

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  • Faculty

    The Tyler faculty are some of the most interesting, innovative and significant artists, architects, designers, art educators, and art historians working today.

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