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.

Lecture Series and Seminars

  • September 13, 2018
  • 11:00am

Nabeeh Bilal is an alumni of the BFA program in Graphic & Interactive Design (2009). This talk will focus on how he applied key thing...

  • March 29, 2018
  • 11:00am

Please join our alumni panel from the award winning design firm 160/90 as they discuss life after Tyler and the transition from school to...

News

  • 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...

  • Temple Analytics Challenge Winners from Tyler

    Graphic and Interactive Design (GAID) seniors, Luke Harding and Charles Attisano, were awarded the first place prize ($2500 award) in the graphics category for this ye...

  • Undergraduate
  • BFA in Graphic & Interactive Design with Entrepreneurial Studies

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

  • Graduate
    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. During her professional career, her work has been published in well-known publications such as Anthology Magazine, BuzzFeed.com, 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

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    Critical Dialogue Series: Jennifer Packer

    March 21, 2019

    Jennifer Packer was born in Philadelphia, and received her BFA from the Tyler University School of Art in 2007, and her MFA from the Yale

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    Limited Time Only: MFA GAID Showcase
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    MFA Showcase: "Limited Time Only" Opening Reception

    April 12, 2019

    1 Goal to Design in Philly 2 Soon-to-Be Graduates Join us for the opening of "Limited Time Only," a design showcase featuring the work of

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    CREATE: Graphic Design Portfolio Presentations + Receptions

    May 02, 2019

    Join us on May 2nd for our annual Graphic Design Portfolio Presentations aka Create. As designers, we are all connected by the need to cr

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    GAID Alumni Happy Hour

    May 03, 2019

    Join us to reconnect and celebrate the recent BFA and MFA Graphic and Interactive Design graduates. Light snacks will be served. All Grap

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    Tyler Annual Show: Closing Reception

    March 28, 2019

    2019 Tyler Annual Show The Tyler Annual Show is a school-wide exhibition highlighting Tyler undergraduate artwork being made across all d

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    Critical Dialogue Series: B.Wurtz

    January 23, 2019

    1973, Bill Wurtz—better known as B. Wurtz—made a text drawing titled Three Important Things, which simply read: “sleeping, eating, keepin

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    Critical Dialogue Series: Jace Clayton

    April 10, 2019

    Jace Clayton is an artist and writer based in Manhattan, also known for his work as DJ /rupture. Clayton uses an interdisciplinary approa

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    Critical Dialogue Series: Caitlin Cherry

    April 03, 2019

    Caitlin Cherry was born in Chicago in 1987; she now lives and works in Brooklyn. In a practice that combines painting, sculpture, and ins

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    Critical Dialogue Series: Joanne Greenbaum

    January 30, 2019

    Joanne Greenbaum (b. 1953, New York, NY) earned a BA from Bard College, Annadale-on- Hudson, NY. Over the past twenty years, Joanne Green

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    Restaurant Identity Exhibit and Lecture Poster
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    Mix/Stir/Scoop/Sip: Graphic & Interactive Design Restaurant Identity Lecture + Award Announcements

    November 02, 2018

    The annual Graphic & Interactive Design Restaurant Show will be on display in Tyler's Atrium from November 1 through November 14, 201

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    Nabeeh Bilal: My Life after Tyler

    September 13, 2018

    Nabeeh Bilal is an alumni of the BFA program in Graphic & Interactive Design (2009). This talk will focus on how he applied key thing

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    CREATE: GAID Portfolio Presentations 2018

    May 03, 2018

    Join us on May 3 for our annual Graphic Design Portfolio Presentations. This year’s theme is “Create.” As designers we create more than p

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    Four of a Kind: 2018 MFA Design Thesis Exhibition

    April 20, 2018

    Featuring the work of MFA Graphic & Interactive Design students, Ting Chou, Alyssa Hamilton, Jenny Kowalski & Craig Moscony

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    160/90 GAID Alumni Panel
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    160/90 GAID Alumni Panel

    March 29, 2018

    Please join our alumni panel from the award winning design firm 160/90 as they discuss life after Tyler and the transition from school to

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    Mehdi Saeedi Talk, EVOLUTION

    March 16, 2018

    Tyler School of Art Graphic & Interactive Design program, in partnership with Temple University Department of Creative Writing and Te

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    Graphic & Interactive Design Restaurant Show

    November 03, 2017

    The annual Graphic & Interactive Design Restaurant Show will be on display in Tyler's Atrium November 1 through November 16. Featurin

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    Sustain: Reflections of a Tired Grad Student

    Sustain: Reflections of a Tired Grad Student:

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    Graphic and Interactive Design sophmores awarded first place prize in Blackstone LaunchPad’s Solve a Campus Challenge.

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    International Women's Day

    Graphic and Interactive Design alum, Lydia Nichols, designed the celebratory International Women's Day doodle. She is a bonfide Google Doodler in California.

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