The Community Arts Practices Program (CAP) was started as a commitment to the many and varied communities in Philadelphia and to Tyler students' education as artists to combine artistic disciplines with skills and knowledge in community organizing, positioning them for an expanded civic role in the 21st century. CAP develops and delivers university courses, after-school workshops, intergenerational forums, inter-disciplinary performances and site-specific installations. At the heart of the program are community partnerships and internships that enable Tyler/Temple students to expand their art disciplines as community collaborators. During the last several years CAP has created a body of community-based arts works, establishing a network of relationships and ongoing presence in neighborhoods that translates into continued projects. During this time, we have worked with youth and adults, organizations and families, in North Philadelphia neighborhoods and beyond, building a broad range of community arts partnerships that stimulate dialogue and share history to create exhibitions and interdisciplinary performances based on community lives and stories and shared student experiences.
As part of this program, Tyler offers a Graduate Certificate in Arts in Community on the Main Campus only. The graduate certificate consists of a four-course, 12-credit sequence. Both matriculated and non-matriculated students may register for these courses.
Time Limit for Certificate Completion: 4 years
Campus Location: Main
Full-Time/Part-Time Status: The graduate certificate must be completed on a part-time basis presently.
Ranking: Tyler School of Art and Architecture has been ranked as one of the top 10 art schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Graduate School edition.
Accreditation: The Tyler School of Art and Architecture is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
Job Prospects: The certificate program is primarily dedicated to producing well-trained community arts organizers and educators.
Non-Matriculated Student Policy: All courses are available to non-matriculated graduate students who register by submitting a standard form along with a copy of their undergraduate and/or graduate transcript(s) indicating degree awarded to the Tyler Office of Admissions. When the student completes 9 credits, s/he must declare her/his intention to complete the Arts in Community certificate by submitting the “Non-Degree Seeking Student Request to Exceed 9 Credits of Graduate Coursework for Certificate Program" form, found at http://www.temple.edu/grad/forms/, to the Tyler Office of Admissions.