Fibers and Materials Studies

Temple University

48 months
1516 USD/credit
1516 USD/credit
1142 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Fibers and Materials Studies program at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University is a two-year, 60-credit 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.


Program Overview

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.

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
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Research your graduate degree program
  • Complete online application
  • Submit your supporting credentials (Statement of Goals, Transcripts, Standardized Test Scores, Letters of Recommendation, Résumé, Portfolio, Audition or Interview)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1516 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1516 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1516 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1516 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    1142 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1142 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.


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