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Students

Want to know what it's like to be a student at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture and Temple University? 

Explore the video and profiles below and contact our Admissions Office to learn how being a Tyler student can be a transformative experience for you, too.

 

 

  • Horticulture

    Ryan Shaw '24

    • Ryan Shaw is a senior majoring in Horticulture in the Tyler School of Art and Architecture. 

      “What drew me to my major was my interest in plants. I hope to pursue that in the future and see where it takes me,” Shaw said. “I had applied to several schools, but Temple had the major I...

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  • Art Education

    Norah Gilbert ’26

    • Why Tyler? 

      Tyler has state of the art facilities and intimate classroom settings that most large universities don’t offer, while also having the resources and opportunities of a large university. I also chose it for its amazing location, being situated in Philadelphia, and close to both NYC and a beach.

      What is your major and why do you love it?

      Sophomore Art Education major. I love it because of the mix of education and art studio classes. I get a healthy amount of strict academic classes that support my interests in...

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  • Art History

    Emma Jacobs '24

    • Why Tyler?

      I liked being a part of a larger university while also having that small art school experience. Temple and Tyler provide a lot of great opportunities and have provided me with a well-rounded educational experience. I was most interested in taking advantage of the study abroad programs the most. It was a perfect for me since Tyler had a great Art History program and a campus in Rome. 

      What is your major and why do you love it?

      I am a fourth year Art History student and I am a big history buff. I love learning...

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  • Fibers & Material Studies

    Ashley Olivieri ’26

    • Why Tyler?

      The resources are endless and I know I will achieve my goal of wanting to be able to design clothing!

      What is your major and why do you love it?

      It will be fibers with the intention of fashion design. Fashion is how I express myself and I want nothing more than to be able to create my own garments. I’m class of 2026!

      What are some tips you would give to applicants? 

      Don’t wait until the last minute to submit your portfolio!

      What is a positive experience you...

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  • Art Education

    Kieran Becker ’26

    • Why Tyler?

      The school has a great reputation, great tuition, and one of the best art ed programs I've seen. I also really wanted an urban education.

      What is your major and why do you love it?

      My major is art education and I love being able to pass on the therapeutic powers and cultural heritage of art and be able to uplift unheard voices.

      What are some tips you would give to applicants? 

      If you be your unique self and refuse to compromise what you are and need, admissions will see that...

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  • Architecture

    Rafael Friedlander ’25

    • Why Tyler?

      I would say it was the facilities (the studios are nice and open all the time), the academic flexibility (I can major in architecture and still have space and time to minor in something from a different college)

      What is your major and why do you love it?

      Architecture, Junior (class of 2025). I really enjoy getting to express my creativity in a way that will eventually help to improve the world around us.

      What are some tips you would give to applicants? 

      If you’re on the art...

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  • Graphic & Interactive Design

    Brenna West ’24

    • Why Tyler?

      I had toured a bunch of art schools in Philadelphia and I hadn't toured Tyler, I came in for a portfolio review and immediately knew I'd be going there. The vibes were just really good!

      What is your major and why do you love it?

      2024 Graphic and Interactive Design Major and my fellow students and professors really make this program so worth it. 

      What are some tips you would give to applicants? 

      Be yourself and do not stress yourself too much! 

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  • Horticulture

    Simon Vaitkevicius '24


    • Simon Vaitkevicius is a senior majoring in Horticulture in the Tyler School of Art and Architecture.

      “I wanted to get into arboriculture to focus on trees. I plan on getting my ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) certification after college and work in the tree industry,” he...

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