M.F.A. On Campus

Fibers and Materials Studies

24 months
1530 USD/credit 45900 USD/year
1530 USD/credit 45900 USD/year
1167 USD/credit 35010 USD/year
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The Fibers and Materials Studies program at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University is a program leading to the Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) degree that pushes students to refine their aesthetic and embrace a broad definition of material exploration in relation to relevant global issues.


Under the mentorship of an influential and diverse faculty and visiting artists on the cutting-edge of creative practice and critical inquiry, students find a compassionate, inclusive environment primed for experimentation, interdisciplinary collaboration, and independent study.

Students of the Fibers and Materials Studies program at Temple University have unlimited access to Tyler’s state-of-the-art equipment and the abundant resources of Temple, a large public research university, to drive their research-based concepts. Fibers and Materials Studies M.F.A. students also collaborate across the school through projects like Tyler’s Natural Dye Garden, as well as leverage Philadelphia’s landscape and vibrant DIY art scene to conduct community-based projects; study social and political issues; and examine the relationship between materials, processes, and concepts.

Future Career

A Tyler Fibers and Materials Studies M.F.A. degree prepares graduates for a rigorous studio practice and develops their aptitude to teach at leading institutions. Graduates are prepared for careers as professional artists, craftspersons, designers, and educators.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Seminar, Ceramics/Glass/Fibers 
  • Graduate Projects, Fibers 
  • Graduate Thesis Exhibition: Fibers 
  • Graduate Thesis Research: Fibers 
  • Graduate Professional Practices 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Research your graduate degree program
  • Complete online application
  • Letters of Reference: 3
  • Coursework Required for Admission Consideration
  • Statement of Goals: Approximately 500 to 1,000 words include your specific interest in Tyler's program, your research goals, your future career goals, and your academic and artistic achievements.
  • Portfolio: As a Master of Fine Arts applicant, you must submit a portfolio that consists of 20 images representative of the immediate direction of your work. 
  • Resume: Current resume required.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    45900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1530 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    45900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1530 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    35010 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1167 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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