Tyler’s philosophy emphasizes the investigation and articulation of concepts leading to a high level of personal inquiry, resulting in work that challenges and extends the traditional boundaries of the media and their accepted definitions. Students have access to state of the art facilities and tools while enjoying an interdisciplinary education. The program provides weekly contact with major faculty, ongoing informal critiques with faculty, formal critiques and evaluations twice a semester, and an interdisciplinary graduate thesis committee. There are also significant teaching opportunities and study abroad programs available in Rome, Japan, India, and Scotland, among others.
The visiting artists seminar enhances the curriculum by bringing nationally renowned artists and critics working in a variety of media and venues to the campus for lectures, workshops, and student tutorials on a weekly basis. In addition to the visiting artists invited to the campus, the surrounding community itself is rich with opportunities in the visual and performing arts. Philadelphia is home to an active, contemporary art scene that includes internationally renowned museums, commercial galleries, art centers, and residency programs. Coupled with the close proximity to New York City, our graduate students find that they have easy access to some of the most important research resources in contemporary art.
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