The Tyler School of Art and Architecture's Sculpture programs push students to grow as artists, critical thinkers and problem solvers by encouraging experimentation with media, interdisciplinary projects and public art to ignite social change.
Under the personal mentorship of faculty and with access to state-of-the-art facilities, students who join Tyler’s warm, collaborative Sculpture community develop technical proficiency and gain practical knowledge of technology, including robotics, digital fabrication, video editing, woodworking, metalworking and more. Tyler’s home base at Temple, a large, public research university in Philadelphia, offers opportunities for immersion in a vibrant art scene at the intersection of art and social practice.
- More than 16,000 square feet of studio space that includes a woodshop, metal fabrication shop and mold-making facilities with all of the tools necessary for sculpture
- Expansive studio space
- Two 2-ton gantry cranes, smaller hoists and a 1000-square-foot outdoor assembly pad
- Video, sound and projection equipment; access to Tyler’s technology resources, such as 3D printers and virtual reality, as well as a Media Outpost Room
- Access to Temple University’s technology resources through strong relationships with the Boyer College of Music and Dance; the School of Theater, Film and Media Arts; and Temple Libraries' Digital Scholarship Center
The Ilya and Emilia Kabakov Fellowship in Sculpture (for MFA Alumni)
Upon completion of their studies, Tyler MFA Sculpture students become eligible to apply for The Ilya and Emilia Kabakov Fellowship in Sculpture, an honorary annual grant awarded for past excellence and future promise to help transition from an academic environment to professional studio practice.
You can discover additional graduate funding opportunities here.
Visiting artists and lecturers
Tyler’s renowned Critical Dialogue series and a host of other visiting artist and lecture series bring influential artists, curators, critics, dealers, filmmakers, art historians and more to enrich the Tyler Sculpture experience and interact with students. MFA students gain additional access to prominent thinkers and makers through studio visits, critiques and lecture programs.