No undergraduate ceramics program in the nation offers students the Tyler School of Art’s unparalleled combination of accessibility, diversity, technology, collaboration, affordability, professional preparation and—most of all—opportunity for creative exploration and growth. It starts with Tyler’s world-class faculty, a community of passionate teachers and researchers who are committed to one-on-one mentorship and pushing students to stretch themselves.
“Students with a Tyler BFA degree leave this extraordinarily diverse place with far more than a deep understanding and skill as Ceramic artists,” says Chad Curtis, associate professor and leader of the Ceramics Program. “Thanks to our teachers, our technology and our collaborative environment, they will leave with two priceless assets: the ability to think critically and a transferrable skill set that will help them function as high-level professionals in any discipline.”
The home base for the Tyler undergraduate experience is the school’s expansive, state-of-the-art facilities. Tyler’s Ceramics studios are always buzzing with activity and excitement. Students have access to the latest tech, from 3-D printers (including a ceramic printer) to a variety of CNC mills, laser cutters, digital embroiderers and other tools. Beyond the Ceramics studio, our students’ academic and creative lives are enriched by Tyler’s computer lab, art history lab, woodshop, digital fabrication lab, Architecture facilities and more, not to mention the extraordinary resources of Temple University, one of the nation’s great urban public universities.
Tyler pushes students to draw on the energy and resources of our home city of Philadelphia, one of the world’s leading art centers. Students attend lectures and exhibitions at museums and galleries, participate in community art projects and earn high-profile internships.