The Sculpture program at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture fosters the discipline as one defined by neither form nor material, allowing students to shape and define their personal vision and social practice as an artist.
Tyler Sculpture students join a warm community of daring thought leaders and makers who, through intense study of theory and the exploration of materials and media, become artists with powerful, critical voices. They develop technical proficiency and gain practical knowledge in a range of traditional and emerging technologies, including digital fabrication, video production, robotics, woodworking, metalworking and more.
Students also have access to a breadth of resources to inform and advance their practice as part of Temple, a large, public research university, located in Philadelphia, a city with a vibrant arts scene. Working closely with an award-winning faculty of artists in Tyler’s state-of-the-art, expansive facilities, students are challenged to grow creatively through experimentation with media, interdisciplinary projects and public art to ignite social change.
- 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.