Tyler courses for all students

Looking to unleash your creativity? Take a course at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture.

Temple students can explore painting and drawing, glass, printmaking, jewelry, ceramics, graphic design, photography as well as art history, community arts practice, architecture, landscape architecture and community development.

Studying at Tyler will give you hands-on practice in self-expression, experience in creative problem-solving and lots of opportunity for collaborative thinking—skills highly desired in today’s workforce.

If you’re interested in a minor or certificatesimply taking a provocative Gen Ed requirement or just satisfying a curiosity, we have a class for you.

Please contact Tyler’s Advising Office for more information. 

Due to Covid-19 safety measures, courses may be hybrid, with a mix of online and in-person learning, or fully online. Check the fall 2022 course schedule to learn more.



ARTH      0803    Sacred Space - GA Gen Ed Arts
ARTH      0808    Art Matters - GA Gen Ed Arts
ART         0822    The Photographic Image - GB Gen Ed Human Behavior
TYLE       0805    Race, Identity & Experience in American Art - GD Gen Ed Diversity & Race
TYLE       0810    Artful Living: Engaging in Art and Visual Culture - Limited Edition GA Gen Ed Arts
TYLE       0810    Arts Communities and Climate Justice - Limited Edition GA Gen Ed Arts
ARCH      0835    Guerilla Altruism- GB Gen Ed Human Behavior
ARCH      0875    Architecture and the American Cultural Landscape - GB Gen Ed Human Behavior
LARC      0841    Sustainable Design - GS Gen Ed Science & Technology
LARC      0852    Green vs Gray: Urban Ecology - GS Gen Ed Science & Technology
CTRP      0807    People, Places & Environment - GU Gen Ed US Society
CTRP      0821    Digital Mapping - GQ Gen Ed Quantitative Literacy


ARTH      1955      Honors Arts of the World I
ARCH      0975      Honors Architecture & The American Cultural Landscape — GB Gen Ed Human Behavior
TYLE       0905      Race, Identity & Experience in American Art - GD Gen Ed Diversity & Race
TYLE       2968      Search and Destroy: Punk Rock's DIY Rebellion
​​​ART         2901      Digital Imaging


ARCH      1001      Intro to Design & Environment
ARCH      1013      Architecture for Non-Majors
ARCH      1017      Photo & Visual Literacy
ARCH      1196      History of the Form of Cities
ARCH      2142      Architectural History: 17th Century through 20th Century
ARCH      3146      Engaging Places


ART         1010      Special Topics in Art - Spring 2024 Topics

  • Jacquard and Tapestry
  • Garment Construction for Non-Majors
  • Cross-Cut: Hands On Wood and Metal Fabrication
  • Watercolor
  • Intro to Motion Design

ART      1101      Ceramic for Non-Tyler BFA
ART      1201      Fibers for Non-Tyler BFA
ART      1301      Glass for Non-Tyler BFA
ART      1401      Jewelry for Non-Tyler BFA
ART      1502      Intro to Vis Language Painting
ART      1503      Intro to Vis Language  Drawing
ART      1504      Philadelphia Sketchbook
ART      1602      Art Photography - Digital
ART      1603      Art Photography - Online
ART      1604      Photography and Social Media
ART      1701      Screenprinting
ART      1702      Artist Books, Zines and Independent Publishing

ART      3010:   Special Topics in Art 

  • Crash Course: How to Make Almost Anything
  • Eco-Criticality at the Intersection of Architecture and Art
  • Making Kin

ART      3012:  Optics and Light


ARTH      1155      Arts of the World I: Prehistoric to 1300
ARTH      1156      Arts of the World II: 1300 to 21st Century
ARTH      2000      20th-21st Century Conceptual Art

ARTH      2010:

  • Digital Tools and Methods in the Arts and Humanities
  • Asian Art & Artists in Latin America
  • Modern Art 1900-1945

ARTH      2646      Contemporary Art, 1989-Present

ARTH      2096, 2098, 2197

Art History Writing Intensive - Spring 2024 Topics

  • Art and Representation in the Contemporary World
  • Partying in the Early Modern Period
  • Art After the Internet
  • Imperial Cities of the Ancient World
  • Image Deconstruction
  • The Artist's Studio in the Early Modern World


ARTT      3004     Intro to Art Therapy


ARTE      3003     Art and Learning in the Elementary School

ARTE      3202     Teaching Artists 


BOT      1111     General Botany


CART      3011      Introductory Seminar in Community Arts


CDEV      1113      Intro to Community Development
CDEV      3113      Nonprofit Management


GAD       2073       Intro to Web Design
GAD       2075       Communication through Graphic Design
GAD       2077       Intro to Illustration
GAD       2078       The Art of Infographics
GAD       2079       Mobile Apps: Design/ Prototype


HORT    1001    Fundamentals of Horticulture
HORT    1212   Woody Plants II
HORT    2222   Herbaceous Plants II
HORT    2554    RejuviNATURE
HORT    2556    Introduction to Beekeeping
HORT    2575    Introduction to Public Horticulture