The Department of Art History at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture offers four dynamic and broad-based degree programs—all with an interdisciplinary and global perspective—that equip students with the skills needed for a wide range of careers in a world where visual literacy is vitally important.
Guided by faculty members with diverse areas of expertise (including new digital technologies), Tyler Art History students have access to both the resources of one of the nation’s top art schools and Temple, a large research university. Students take full advantage of the research and professional opportunities opened up by Tyler’s location in Philadelphia, a vibrant center of art, culture and history strategically situated near New York and Washington, D.C.
- Tyler’s exhibitions and public programs space, Temple Contemporary, offers opportunities to observe curatorial practice
- Art history students study side-by-side with artists and designers, allowing them to witness the creative process up close
- State-of-the-art digital resources in our Visual Resources Center includes access to millions of digital images via ARTstor
- Temple’s Loretta C. Duckworth Scholars' Studio (formerly the Digital Scholarship Center) provides a space for collaborative work and individual research, offering technology for textual analysis, working with big data, working in and creating 3-D spaces, geospatial technology, games, visualizations and more
- Lecture programs and symposia bring leading art historians, artists and theoreticians to Tyler; university-wide programming offers access to scholars across every discipline and field