Registration and Information

Students must be paid in full in order to attend the first Class or Workshop.

Registration is done online by going HERE and searching for your desired course. 

  • We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover online, or by phone at 215-777-9010.
  • We cannot accept cash.
  • If you would like to pay by check, you may register by mail or in person by filling out the registration form found on the class webpage.
  • Please make checks payable to "Temple University". (There is a $35 fee for returned checks). 
  • You can mail check payments to:

Pre-College & Continuing Education
Tyler School of Art and Architecture    
Temple University  
2001 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

p: 215-777-9010
f: 215-777-9191


We distribute a limited number of partial scholarships for high school students to art teachers and guidance counselors. Please see if your teacher or counselor has received one (we will email one to an educator if they are not on our list). Scholarship certificates include a coupon code to be entered at checkout during online registration. 
Note: Only one scholarship can be applied for each workshop/program. You will be permitted to register for a program until the first class day, but we cannot accept discount scholarships after the registration deadline, or apply a scholarship discount to your account after you have paid in full for a program. 

Beyond these partial scholarships, we do offer need-based scholarship aid to a limited number of high school students. Please contact us at for more information about need-based aid. 


Email confirmations will be sent approximately 1 week before the workshops begin. Supply lists can be found on the individual class pages for our Weekend Workshops, Pre-College Programs, and Adult Programs. We advise that students wait to purchase supplies until they have received their final confirmation email for their particular class. Below is a list of the average supply costs per workshop:

 Printmaking  -  $78 - $115
 Portraits  -  $58
 Philadelphia Sketchbook  -  $53 - $63
 Figure Drawing  -  $57 - $89
 Painting in Oils  -  $125 - $291
 Ceramics  -  $15 -$24
 Drawing  -  $61 - $68
Video Art & Motion Graphics  -  $45 - $66
Graphic Design  -  $25 - $65
Street Photography  -  SLR digital camera price range $299-$689
Character Design  -  $19 - $48


The Tyler Pre-College Programs Student Handbook includes important information about all of our Pre-College Programs. The Student Handbook includes policies and expectations, the student code of conduct, residential life information, and preparing for the first day of classes. All enrolled summer Pre-College students will receive a link to the Student Handbook along with their final confirmation emails.  All Pre-College students and their guardians should review the handbook thoroughly, sign the form included at the end of the handbook, and return it to the Tyler Pre-College & Continuing Education office. You can view the Summer 2019 Student Handbook HERE


Tyler Pre-College & Continuing Education reserves the right to cancel a workshop class due to low enrollment. Students will be given the option of enrolling in an alternate choice or receiving a full refund. We would like to stress that it is very helpful to the process if you enroll early! Please allow 45 days for the refund process if paying by check, and 14 days if paying by credit card.

Our course schedule is constantly being updated throughout the year so please check our program pages!


Tyler School of Art and Architecture will issue a full refund, less a $100 processing fee, provided a written withdrawal notice is emailed, mailed or faxed to the office of Pre-College & Continuing Education. This must be received two weeks prior to the first day of class (due on a Friday).
After the withdrawal date and prior to the first class, a 50% refund, less the $100 processing fee, will be issued following the above procedure. NO refunds will be issued after the first class meeting. Allow 45 days for refund if paying by check, and 14 days if paying by credit card.


Educators can find high quality continuing education at Temple University to upgrade their knowledge and skills in the classroom and to comply with Pennsylvania's Act 48 requirements for certified educators. Credit courses and non-credit programs, conferences, and workshops are available at various times throughout the year. You can find workshops and classes offering Act 48 credits HERE.

How do Educators Comply with Act 48?

All Pennsylvania educators holding PA public certification must complete ongoing professional development every five years to comply with Act 48 requirements and to keep their certification active. Educators may choose one of the following ways to meet Act 48 requirements:

  • Complete six (6) credits of collegiate studies. Each semester college credit hour is equivalent to 30 hours of professional development education.
  • Participate in 180 hours of continuing professional education through Act 48-approved non-credit workshops, courses, conferences, and other educational activities.
  • Combine college credits and professional development education (Act 48-approved non-credit workshops, courses, conferences, and other educational activities) equivalent to 180 hours.

For additional information, please see the Pennsylvania Department of Education website


Tyler Pre-College Programs offer on-campus residential arrangements through Temple University Housing for high school students attending our summer programs. Students must have completed their freshman year of high school in order to enroll in housing. Housing is available for students attending one, two or three sessions of our programs!

Staying on campus is often one of the most exciting components of the summer pre-college experience at Temple University! There are many opportunities for cultural, recreational, social and academic growth on the widespread, metropolitan Temple campus. Students will stay with high schoolers attending an array of Temple summer programs, giving them the chance to meet others with similar and differing backgrounds. Being a member within our community provides various opportunities for students to enhance their connection with Temple University and the city of Philadelphia. Residential students will participate in fun weekend activities and field trips to Philadelphia's renowned arts and culture institutions. Our programming model provides trips and activities targeted at building community, promoting academic success, wellness, and civic engagement opportunities. 

Temple University Housing will have 24/7 chaperones and a program coordinator assigned specifically to the Temple Pre-College Summer Programs. Additionally, all of the students that choose the residential experience will stay in a dormitory building designated specifically for minors on-campus. For any questions about safety and emergency procedures for residents of Temple University Housing, please feel free to reach out to

Housing Fee: 
$1,445 for two weeks
(Sunday arrival and Friday departure)
$2,425 for four weeks (15% discount! Session II and III only)
The housing fees include space in a campus residence hall, most evening and weekend activities and field trips, transportation to these activities, and 24/7 supervision. The housing fee does NOT include the cost of meals, individual laundry expenses, or personal spending money ($50 per week recommended).

We recommend approximately $250 per student, per two-week period to cover the cost of food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Funds must be desposited as Diamond Dollars on each student's account prior to the start of the program. Diamond Dollars is Temple's campus-based debit card solution that eliminates the need to carry cash. All pre-college students who live in campus housing will receive an OwlCard, which will serve as your Temple ID and the debit card through which you can spend your Diamond Dollars on campus. When you enroll into housing, you will receive instructions on the online process to deposit Diamond Dollars onto your student account to cover the cost of your meals while living on campus. 

For information on the housing registration process, or for additional questions, please call our office at 215-777-9010.


Please refer to the Temple University website for weather closings.


Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University will be closed on:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Weekend
  • December 23, 2019, to January 1, 2020

We are open on Martin Luther King Day and President’s Day


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