Why Tyler?

The Tyler School of Art and Architecture offers students a close-knit community of interdisciplinary thinkers, makers and boundary pushers who believe in the power of creative disciplines to promote change.

Tyler will prepare you to lead—as artists, designers, educators, historians, architects, planners, and more—through academic programs that intertwine disciplines. Through personal reflection and discovery, you'll develop the knowledge, insight and technical skills necessary to shape your creative vision and realize your future as a dynamic thinker and problem solver—two qualities employers seek in today's creative economy.

Award-winning faculty
Tyler’s faculty features some of the most innovative and distinguished artists, architects, designers, educators, art historians and practitioners working today—and they’re all committed to your creative and professional success through personalized mentorship.

Facilities to think, create and act big
Tyler’s expansive, state-of-the-art facilities located on both Main Campus and Ambler Campus offer you the space, technology and tools to go wherever your creative vision takes you.

An intimate art school at a top-tier public research university in a vibrant city
Gain access to a vast array of academic resources and recreational opportunities to spur your growth, as part of Temple—a large, Tier 1 urban research university located in Philadelphia, a historic, artistic and culturally rich city.

First-year experience
The first-year foundational program at Tyler serves as an interdisciplinary cornerstone, offering an immersive experience that explores diverse materials, perspectives, techniques and processes—from the low-tech to the highly experimental.

Graduate experience
Take the next crucial step in your career to be counted among today's most influential makers and thinkers and alumni. You’ll work with world-renowned visiting artists and professionals to hone your skills, network and add your voice to vital local and global conversations.

Whether you're a prospective first-year undergraduate, transfer or graduate student, we hope that you’ll visit Tyler soon or apply today.