Temple University Tyler School of Art- #5 Art Schools in Jerry’s Top 10

#5 Temple University Tyler School of Art

Jerry’s Artarama has always supported art education and so this year we wanted to show our support of some of the finest in higher art education available in the United States by honoring some of the best schools in our list of the 10 Best Art Schools in the Country.

Getting down to the top 5 in our list, we are counting down to the best art school in the country and coming in at number 5 is the Tyler School of Art at Temple University.

Named after famed sculptor Stella Elkins Tyler and located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Tyler School of Art at Temple University is one of the largest producers of notable artists and designers. This higher learning institution is home to some of the leading programs in painting, drawing, sculpting, printmaking, ceramics, photography and graphic design.

The highly competitive and selective graduate program offers 12 programs from Masters of Architecture and Masters of Fine Arts to PHD in Art History. The school also boasts an impressive study abroad program with locations in Rome, Scotland and Japan with the belief that exposure to different cultures and other artistic environments can be valuable to widen their student’s experiences and views on art.

The Breakdown

  • Professors- The faculty at Temple is made up of recognized art and design professionals that provide instruction through both word and example. Professors are comprised of art and design professionals that have won awards such as Guggenheims, Fullbrights to even MacArthur Fellowships.
  • Notable Alumnus- The Tyler School of Art boasts an impressive alumni base including two Presidential portrait painters, Simmie Knox and Aaron Shickler, and a host of professional artists currently on display across the world.
  • Local flavor- Philadelphia is home to many art galleries and museums including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Woodmere Art Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Art and the Barnes Foundation.
  • Currently on Display- Reform, a new installation addressing school closings in Philadelphia and Vital Signs, a project to refurbish old signs located around Philadelphia.

Art from the 2013 Annual Student Exhibition

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