Graphic & Interactive Design

Graphic and Interactive Design is the communication of information and ideas through visual language. Design is used to serve commerce, culture and the public good. It includes work that is client-driven as well as self-authored.

Tyler’s design students learn how to develop design concepts, to make images, to work with typography and to master a wide range of new and traditional media. Creative intelligence and skill are strongly emphasized. The program, known for its rigor, is extremely competitive. Students are evaluated by the exacting standards of the design profession. A sophomore level portfolio review is required for admission to the major.

Student work from Tyler has been featured in numerous national and international design competitions and publications. Students from the program have won numerous awards and honors. They are sought out by recruiters from studio and agencies and are highly successful in finding employment after graduation.

Graduates from the BFA and MFA programs are employed by studios and agencies around the country and abroad. They work in print and web design studios, advertising agencies, publishing companies, film and television, music packaging and promotion, product design and packaging, in design departments of major corporations, and as freelance illustrators.

The Hatchery
The Hatchery is an initiative within the GAID program that helps students develop a sense of agency in their practices, careers and lives. Semester-long experiences provide opportunities for hands-on problem solving, real-world client work, and the development of entrepreneurial skills.


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Upcoming Events


  • Tyler students among “Top Talent” recognized by Adobe Design Achievement Awards

      Four Tyler School of Art and Architecture Graphic & Interactive Design BFA students and one Temple University Klein College of Media and Communication student w...

  • Tyler Graphic & Interactive Design alumni show transformative work in "We the Women" poster exhibition

    Come experience the work of Tyler alumni and other artists at the We the Women Poster Exhibition at The African American Museum in Philadelphia from Wednesday, Octobe...

  • Tyler MFA wins Platinum in Graphis New Talent - Designers win 15 awards

    Graphis New Talent 2018 recognized Tyler students with 15 awards in the 2018 annual competition. Krissy Beck (MFA 2017) took a platinum award for her graduate thesis p...

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  • BFA in Graphic & Interactive Design with Entrepreneurial Studies

    In partnership with the Fox School of Business at Temple, Tyler School of Art and Architecture offers BFA with Entrepreneurial Studies for all BFA major disciplines. The BFA with Entrepreneurial Studies is a 126 credit degree program integrat... More More about BFA in Graphic & Interactive Design with Entrepreneurial Studies

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    Alumni Spotlight

    Andrea Pippins

    Alumni Andrea Pippins

    Andrea Pippins is an artist and author with a background in graphic design. With her BFA in Graphic and Interactive Design from Tyler, Andrea spent time designing professionally at Hallmark Cards and TV Land/Nick@ Nite Networks before returning to school to pursue her MFA at Temple University, Tyler School of Art and Architecture. During her professional career, her work has been published in well-known publications such as Anthology Magazine,, Essence Magaziine, The Huffington Post, and O Magazine. Andrea currently works as a freelance designer and illustrator (having designed for clients like Lenny Letter, Adobe, Free People, Hallmark Cards and the National Museum of African American History and Culture while producing content for her fashion, art and design blog, Fly. Andrea’s blog is a resource to inspire young women to pursue their creative passions. More