Degrees Offered

BFA in Sculpture

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Sculpture at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture helps students develop creative, intellectual, and practical skills in expansive, state-of-the-art facilities and prepares them for successful careers as artists and professionals in a range of industries.

Tyler Sculpture students enter a lively community of innovative artists, thinkers and creators who engage contemporary practice in a myriad of forms. Our students develop technical proficiency in digital fabrication, woodworking, and metalworking, and hone their conceptual and research skills as they pursue a range of pathways that includes socially-engaged work, public practice, and traditional object making.

The curriculum emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration and experimentation. Through studio courses and field trips, students explore art-making strategies in social and cultural contexts and are pushed to develop a personal voice. Tyler offers access to the region’s vibrant contemporary art scene in Philadelphia and nearby cities like New York and Washington, D.C. Students graduate to become socially-conscious practicing artists and entrepreneurs in disparate fields, and find employment in industrial design, fabrication, education, theater companies, museums, galleries, and more and earn placements in top graduate programs.

BFA in Sculpture 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 Sculpture

The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture represents a supportive cohort of dynamic artists who are committed to intellectual rigor, unabashed experimentation, and to each other. The program’s intensive, exploratory approach to sculpture—including material and object-based practices, film and video, sound, performance, socially engaged art, large-scale architectural installation, research-based practices, digital fabrication and time-based media—offers students exciting opportunities for collaboration and discourse with Tyler’s entire faculty and MFA community, as well as access to all of Tyler’s specialized shops and state-of-the-art facilities.

The MFA curriculum emphasizes mentorship, interdisciplinarity, exploration, and research to enrich practices and create theoretical, philosophical and concrete links between art and society.

Located in Philadelphia, a vibrant and affordable city with easy access to New York, Tyler offers MFA students opportunities to immerse themselves in a lively contemporary art scene and a culturally rich and complex urban environment—an ideal home base for students seeking to create and engage within Tyler, the neighboring communities and the city at-large. A Tyler Sculpture MFA degree prepares graduates to be practicing professional artists and educators at colleges and universities.