Photography

The Tyler School of Art and Architecture’s Photography programs offer students close mentorship, access to state-of-the-art facilities and an interdisciplinary approach that helps students grow as artists and image makers in traditional and emerging digital technologies.

Tyler faculty bring a wide range of expertise to the students who join Tyler Photography’supportive and collaborative community, helping them find pathways to meaningful expression and success. Students take advantage of the school’s location at a large research university in Philadelphia, a vibrant art center with a pioneering photography tradition, to find internships and jobs, explore and museums and galleries, launch creative practices and start businesses.

Facilities
Cutting-edge digital labs and studios with ample computer workstations, film and print scanners, color-calibrated displays, large-format pigment printers, a laser cutter and a 3-D printer
Dedicated lighting studio and print-finishing area with cold and dry-mount presses
First-class darkroom spaces where students can work with black-and-white film, or work with some of photography’s earliest forms, such as cyanotype, platinum-palladium printing or tintypes
Access to a substantial equipment library, including tripods, cameras, medium-format digital backs, LED lighting kits and other specialized high-end equipment

News

  • Students: We want your photos of life at Tyler

    The Tyler School of Art and Architecture is embarking on a major re-design of its admissions viewbooks, the publications used by prospective students searching for the...

  • Nicholas Muellner named 2018 Guggenheim Fellow in Photography

    Congratulations to Nicholas Muellner for being named a Guggenheim Fellow. Nicholas received his MFA in Photography in 1994. Website http://nicholasmuellner.com Alumni ...

  • Holger Krischke

    Former MFA Photography Student (2000-2002) and Fulbright scholar Holger Krischke won the German Photo Book Prize 2018 in the category “Student Projects”. The Prize is...

  • Undergraduate
  • BFA in Photography 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 Photography with Entrepreneurial Studies

  • Graduate
    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 and Architecture 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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