About Tyler

The Tyler School of Art and Architecture is a small community of bold thinkers and makers, and one of the nation’s leading schools for the study of art, design and the built environment.

We hail from many practices, cultures and backgrounds, and we’re inspired and connected by the shared experience of being transformed by learning. Our home is Temple University, a large, public research university in Philadelphia, a culturally vibrant city and urban laboratory for engaging some of society’s most pressing challenges, and an ideal place for building careers as artists, designers, architects, educators, researchers and planners.

For more than 80 years, Tyler has been producing graduates whose originality, tenacity and commitment to social good have left their mark on a world that needs visionary thinkers who are skilled practitioners.


“Tyler is a school with a purpose—a bold vision of cultural production as aesthetically and socially transformative action.”

– Dean Susan E. Cahan


Learn more about Tyler’s history and how an emphasis on socially engaged practice is hard-wired into our DNA.

Learn more about accreditation and assessment at Tyler.