Tyler 2024 Graduation

The Tyler School of Art and Architecture 2024 Graduation Ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 9 at 2 p.m. in McGonigle Hall, 1800 N. Broad Street. A reception in the Tyler building will precede the ceremony.

See below for our ceremony livestream and social media wall updates!

2024 Graduation Photo Gallery

View photos from the 2024 Graduation Ceremony

Image credit: Dan Johnson

Ceremony Livestream

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View Tyler School of Art and Architecture's 2024 Graduation Program Book

Meet our Student Speaker

Image credit: Viet Le, BFA '23


Kalila Jones BFA '24, Fibers and Material Studies

Kalila Jones will receive a BFA in Fibers & Material Studies with a concentration in K–12 Art Education at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture’s 2024 commencement. A proud Philadelphia native, speaking at commencement has been a bucket-list item for Jones, and now that the time has come, she is feeling a range of emotions. 

“I was super excited to find out that I would be speaking at commencement,” Jones said. “I am a little nervous to speak in front of such a large crowd. Excited, nervous, curious, elated—you name it, I am probably feeling it right now.”

For their fellow graduates in the class of 2024, Jones has some key messages planned for their speech. 

“I hope that everyone will take with them the importance of community and nurturing their connections,” they said. “Everyone went on their own unique journey with their own unique highs and lows. For me, the people I met were essential to helping me get through these past five years. I want those in the audience who touched my heart, no matter how briefly, to feel recognized and appreciated. I hope that after the ceremony, others will go home and celebrate with the people that touched their hearts.”

Jones has a lot of plans for after graduation, including rest, a printmaking apprenticeship at the Fabric Workshop and Museum, and exhibitions—stay tuned! Read more from Kalila on our blog.


Meet our Faculty Speaker

Image credit: Temple University Photography / Joseph V. Labolito


Kelly Holohan, Professor and Program Head of Graphic and Interactive Design

Kelly Holohan is a designer activist whose creative research focuses on issues surrounding the LGBTQ+ community, women’s rights, health and wellness, and environmental protection.

Holohan’s teaching practice parallels her research interests by fostering the idea that the work of a designer has an impact on the human experience. She is concerned with using design to do more than sell a product or service—to convey messages that serve a greater good. Pillars of her teaching philosophy focus on the importance of collaboration to help create richer design experiences by seeking diverse perspectives and cultivating empathy, both in and out of the classroom. Elizabeth Resnick’s book, Developing Citizen Designers, features a Philadelphia community partnership project developed as part of her graduate curriculum at Tyler School of Art & Architecture.

As an active participant in the design community, she has served in leadership roles at AIGA: the professional organization for design in the Philadelphia chapter, including Education Chair, Vice President, and President. Holohan’s design research has been featured in many publications and exhibitions, including Applied Arts Annual; Art Director’s Club of Philadelphia; Communication Arts Design Annual; Graphis Design; Graphis Posters; HOW International Design Annual; Print Regional Design Annual; AIGA Philadelphia Design Awards (PDA) and Segunda Llamada International Poster Competition. The Herskovits Library of African Studies at Northwestern University and the Poster House in New York City include her work in their collections.

To the class of 2024, Holohan says: "Cultivate gratitude as a cornerstone of your creative endeavors. It transforms challenges into opportunities and failures into lessons, enriching both your personal growth and professional journey."


A message to the 2024 graduates from Professor of Art Practice, Arts Management, John Hatfield:

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