Life After Tyler

As you head out into the real world....

Note that there are millions of resources out there for Tyler alumni.  These are just some of them.  Their appearance on this list is not to be construed as a endorsement by Tyler School of Art/Temple University, nor does the lack of appearance on this list indicate that a particular resource is not worth your time.  This is a non-exhaustive list for your convenience.  If there’s a resource you know about that should be on this list, let us know in the comments, and if it looks like others would like it, we’ll add it.  Also, as these are third-party links, they will become outdated from time to time.  If you find a bad link, let us know that too.

Remember that both students and alumni have access to Temple Career Services as well as to the Tyler faculty.  Tyler also invites alumni to lectures and events featuring career networking.

Lectures, job opportunities, and other resources are posted weekly in the WHAT newsletter.  Alumni can subscribe by emailing


What you need to know as a professional artist

 Many Tyler alumni run successful art studios, but few have the business background or the understanding of all that a professional studio practice entails.  While much of the business of art is covered in required capstone and seminar courses, it's important to continue to educate yourself on what you need to keep yourself and your practice safe.

1. Have you protected your ideas - trademark and copyright?

2. Have you planned to protect your art, your art business assets and yourself in case of an emergency?

  • Computer and other files backed up and stored in a safe place?
  • Have an inventory record of your art and equipment?
  • Do you have an evacuation plan for your studio?

3. Are you insured?  Is your practice or business insured?  And do you also have inland marine insurance to protect your art while traveling?

  • Inland marine insurance was first created to cover the transport of goods over water, but the definition of the term has expanded to refer to the coverage of goods in transit on land, as well as to the property of others that is at your premises or being transported to or from your premises.

4. Have you established yourself as a business?  An LLC?

The answers to all of these questions and more are included in the resources on the pages in this section!