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 Admissions 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 spring 2022 course schedule to learn more.



TYLE       0810       Arts, Communities and Climate Justice

  • 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

TYLE       0910       Artful Living: Engaging in Art and Visual Culture (HONORS)

  • This course explores myriad facets of arts engagement: consumer, maker, viewer, decorator, wearer, critic -- online, in stores, on stage, in museums, in print, in life, in the community, through media. This Honors course fulfills the Arts Gen Ed (GA) requirement. HYBRID


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   -   GD Gen Ed Diversity & Race
TYLE       0810     Artful Living: Engaging in Art and Visual Culture  -  Limited Edition GA Gen Ed Arts
ARCH      0835     Guerrilla 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      1956       Arts of the World II
ARCH      0975      Architecture & The American Cultural Landscape: Physical Dimensions of Cultural Settings - GB Gen Ed Human Behavior
TYLE       0905      Race, Identity & Experience in American Art - GD Gen Ed Diversity & Race
TYLE       2968      Search and Destroy: Punk’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: Renaissance through 20th Century
ARCH      3146      Engaging Places


ART         1010      Special Topics in Art - Spring 2022 Topics

  • Intro to Illustration
  • Intro to Woodworking
  • Intro to Web Design
  • The Art of Infographics
  • Mobile Apps: Design & Prototype
  • Smartphone Photography & Social Media: The Shared Image

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 Photo - Digital
ART      1603      Art Photo - Online
ART      1701      Screenprinting
ART      1702      Artist Books, Zines and Independent Publishing
ART      2010      Special Topics in Art: Graffiti: Process to Pieces  NEW
ART      3010      Special Topics in Art:  NEW

  • Optics and Light
  • Stop Motion Animation
  • sight/line: Interdisciplinary Practice in Art and Language

TYLE    2468      Punk's DIY Rebellion


ARTH      1155      Arts of the World I: Prehistoric to 1300
ARTH      1156      Arts of the World II: 1300 to 21st Century
ARTH      2010      Special Topic - Latinx Art
ARTH      2044      Later Islamic Art: From the Mongols to the Mughals
ARTH      2096, 2097, 2197
               Art History Writing Intensive - Spring 2022 Topics

  • Japonisme and Yoga: Cross-Cultural Artistic Influences in the West and Japan
  • Alternative Histories in “The Renaissance”
  • Art in the British Empire Imperial Cities
  • Body: Naked, Nude, Dressed
  • Memory and Mourning: Representations of Violence in American Art Since 1850
  • Contemporary Performance Art 


BOT        1112     Plant Ecology



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
GAD       2079       Mobile Apps: Design and Prototype



HORT      2222    Herbaceous Plants II
HORT      2554    RejuviNATURE: Improving Health and Well-being
HORT      2556    Intro to Bee-Keeping