Degrees Offered

BFA in Graphic & Interactive Design

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Graphic & Interactive Design degree program at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture focuses on research, the development of original concepts and the nurturing of each student’s unique aesthetic.

Students learn skills in prototyping, iteration, image making, typography, craft and technology, as well as master a wide range of new and traditional media. Creative intelligence and skill are strongly emphasized. Students are nurtured to become leaders in the design profession. A portfolio event for seniors and graduated students—attended by the top design firms in the region and beyond—helps prepare them to enter professional practice.

BFA in Graphic & Interactive Design with Entrepreneurial Studies

In partnership with Temple University’s Fox School of Business, Tyler offers a BFA with Entrepreneurial Studies as an option for students who want to learn skills for entrepreneurship, from innovative thinking to how to start a business, as part of their art education. Program coursework is a focused and interdisciplinary blend of art, art history, business, entrepreneurship and other courses, as well as open electives. The BFA with Entrepreneurial Studies gives students the skills needed for success as entrepreneurs in the studio discipline of their choice and the necessary preparation to pursue graduate studies in their studio discipline, entrepreneurship or related professions upon graduation.

MFA in Graphic & Interactive Design

The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Graphic & Interactive Design degree program at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture is an intensive, research-driven immersion into the field.

The curriculum is built around helping students find their authentic voice through experimentation, exploring entrepreneurship and by providing prompts that encourage students to tackle contemporary issues through social design. Students also have the opportunity to enroll in a design theory course to help expand their understanding of design. In addition to traditional media, students have the opportunity to discover new approaches to design discourse through exposure to new technologies.