Photographic images are central in our culture. The presence and impact of photography is evident in contemporary art practice, as can be seen by the quality and volume of photography exhibited in galleries and museums, as well as in new web-based art forums. The level of technical and conceptual sophistication in the photography and digital imaging programs at Tyler exposes the student to many career opportunities.

Lecture Series


  • Call for Submissions! Tyler Continuing Education 2017 Summer Poster

    Tyler Continuing Education is looking for artwork submissions from the Tyler student body for our 2017 Pre-College Summer Programs Poster.  All media and styles are ...

  • Weekend Workshops Deadline

    This is just a reminder that today, February 5th is the last day to register for spring 2016 weekend workshops!  Regardless of age or ability, these workshops are a gr...

  • Natalie W. Cheung: "Facsimile" and More

    Some would say that there is no such thing as a mistake in art. Others would say that mistakes are what does make art. And still others will say that certainly, mistak...

  • Undergraduate
    Alumni Spotlight

    Laurie Simmons

    Laurie Simmons

    Laurie Simmons (born Far Rockaway, New York, 1949) is a photographer and filmmaker. She received her bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in 1971. Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at the Neues Museum, Nuremberg (2014); the Print Gallery at the New York Public Library (2010); the Baltimore Museum of Art (1997); the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (1987); and P.S. 1, New York (1979). Her work has also been shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among other venues. She lives and works in New York.   Laurie Simmons, How We See/Ajak (Violet), 2015 Pigment print 70 × 48 inches (178 × 122 cm) © Laurie Simmons, courtesy the artist and Salon 94. More

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    Grad student painting in his studio
    Featured Event

    Tyler MFA Open Studios

    October 22, 2016

    The graduate students at Tyler School of Art, are participating in Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, the largest tour of artist studios and

    Open Studios Graphic
    Featured Event

    MFA Open Studios

    November 13, 2015

    Tyler School of Art will host its fourth annual MFA Open Studios on Friday, November 13th, 2015, from 4 - 8pm.  Graduate studios will be

    Elizabeth Bolman inspecting recently cleaned frescoes in St. Antony Monastery
    Featured Event

    Dr. Elizabeth S. Bolman to speak at ARCE-Pa

    May 23, 2015

    "The Red Monastery Church: Beauty and Asceticism in Upper Egypt"

    Ebony Patterson
    Featured Event

    Ebony Patterson Artist Talk

    October 19, 2015

    Ebony Patterson's Artist Statement:

    Book cover image for City Abandoned by Vincent Feldman
    Featured Event

    Vincent D. Feldman: City Abandoned: The Plight of Philadelphia’s Great Civic Buildings

    October 07, 2014

    Join Vincent Feldman on a “tour” of images taken from his book, City Abandoned: Charting the Loss of Civic Institutions in Philadelphia.

    Dimitra Ermeidou photography

    Dimitra Ermeidou awarded Grand Prize!

    January 20, 2014

    Dimitra Ermeidou, Polis (Peripheral views from the Parthenon, bearing Aristotle’s definitions of democracy in his “Politics” written th