Pre-College Programs

Tyler Pre-College Programs offer creatively driven high school students the challenging and meaningful experience of learning with other young artists at one of the nation’s top schools for the study of art, design and architecture. Held in state-of-the-art facilities, classes are taught by dedicated faculty and professional artists, and provide students with an immersive studio experience.

Beginning and advanced student artists will find classes that allow them to explore new media, develop technical skills, discover creative career paths and create work suitable for a college admissions portfolio. Tyler's Pre-College programs introduce high school students to Temple University’s metropolitan campus and Philadelphia’s many cultural highlights while they pursue their passion for creativity and innovation in a college setting.




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  • Environmental Design Institute

    NEW for high school students! The Tyler Environmental Design Institute welcomes 10th, 11th and 12th-grade students to explore careers within landscape a

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  • Temple Summer Academy

    Temple Summer Academy invites students entering grades 11 or 12 to experience the academics, energy and culture of Temple University through this rigoro

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  • Portfolio Boot Camps

    Are you planning on applying to an art school? Designed as intensive portfolio preparation classes, these workshops are open to 11th and 12th-grade stud

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  • Art Start and DigiStart

    Art Start and DigiStart are both unique full scholarship summer programs developed for talented students enrolled in Philadelphia School District Public

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  • Architecture Institute

    Created as an introduction to the field of architecture, the Tyler Architecture Institute welcomes 10th, 11th and 12th-grade students. Philadelphia has

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  • Pre-College Summer Workshops

    Pre-College students experience the exhilaration and prestige of being among other artists on a college campus of a major University. Experienced instru

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  • Weekend Workshops

    If you are hooked on the excitement of creating art, many of these quick intense workshops are a fun way to focus on exploring new media or progress to

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