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.


● TYLE 0810 Art Matters: Themes in Art & Culture

In this course, students learn how the arts and cultural practices can function to engage communities on interlocking issues of climate change and race to foster climate justice. This course fulfills the Arts Gen Ed (GA) requirement. IN-PERSON

● and many more!


ARTH      0803      Sacred Space - GA Gen Ed Arts
ARTH      0808      Arts of Western World - 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      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      0935      Honors Guerilla Altruism
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       2468      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: Ancient through Renaissance FALL ONLY
ARCH      3146      Engaging Places


ART         1010      Special Topics in Art - Fall 2023 Topics

  • Intro to Woodworking
  • Introduction to Welding and Metal Fabrication
  • Intro to Motion Design
  • Garment Construction for Non-Majors

ART      1012      Intro to Visual Language 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      2010:     

  • Special Topics in Art: Graffiti: Process to Pieces NEW
  • Digital Modeling and Fabrication
  • Sculpture Techniques and Materials

ART      3010:   Special Topics in Art NEW  

  • Optics and Light
  • Prosthetic and Mold Making
  • Creativity
  • Moving Image and Sound


ARTH      1155      Arts of the World I: Prehistoric to 1300
ARTH      1156      Arts of the World II: 1300 to 21st Century
ARTH      2008      History of Photography

ARTH      2010:

  • Native North American Art
  • Post-War Art 1956-1989
  • Art Now! Global Activist Art Practices
  • Latinx Art

ARTH      2105      Roman Art & Archaeology
ARTH      2612      Introduction to Caribbean Art
ARTH      2646      Contemporary Art, 1989-Present

ARTH      2096, 2098, 2197

Art History Writing Intensive - Fall 2023 Topics

  • The WORK of Art: Writing, Curating, Exhibitions, Display
  • Collecting and Interior Spaces in Early Modern Art
  • Color and the Nordic Avant-Garde
  • Memory in Contemporary Global Art


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       2077       Intro to Illustration
GAD       2078       The Art of Infographics


HORT    1001    Fundamentals of Horticulture
HORT    1211   Woody Plants I
HORT    2221    Herbaceous Plants I
HORT    2323    Greenhouse Management
HORT    2753    Introduction to Horticultural Therapy