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 majors join a warm community of bold thinkers and makers who, through intense study of theory and the exploration of materials and media, become critical thinkers and problem solvers. Students develop technical proficiency and gain practical knowledge of technology, including robotics, digital fabrication, video editing, woodworking, metalworking and more.

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, find employment in education, industrial design, fabrication 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) in Sculpture at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture offers one-on-one mentorship from faculty and visionary visiting artists, state-of-the-art facilities and a commitment to cultural production as socially transformative action.

Tyler Sculpture represents a small, supportive cohort of dynamic artists. The program’s intensive, exploratory approach to sculpture—including material-based, film and video, sound, performance, large-scale architectural installation 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.

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

Located in Philadelphia, an affordable city close to New York, Tyler offers MFA students opportunities to immerse themselves in a vibrant contemporary art scene and urban landscape at the intersection of art and social practice—an ideal home base for students to creatively address real-world problems and directly impact communities. A Tyler Sculpture MFA degree prepares graduates to be practicing artists and educators at colleges and universities