24 months
1553 USD/credit 46590 USD/year
1553 USD/credit 46590 USD/year
1171 USD/credit 35130 USD/year
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The Painting 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 degree.


The Painting program at Temple University, which is ranked among the top 10 M.F.A. programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, offers students access to unparalleled facilities and strong, personal mentorship.

With eight faculty members devoted to 16 M.F.A. students, Tyler Painting provides something that few other top programs can give their students: substantial, engaged, one-on-one access to a diversity of painters and thinkers. The breadth and interdisciplinary nature of the Tyler approach is reinforced by exposure to practicing faculty artists in the school’s other programs and its visiting artist and lecture series, which brings leading minds to Tyler to interact with graduate students.

Tyler M.F.A. students take advantage of the school’s location in Philadelphia, a vibrant art center and affordable home base near New York and Washington, D.C., to grow their creative practices. Graduates join an alumni community that includes highly accomplished and influential artists and teachers.

Future Career

 The M.F.A. program prepares graduates for careers as professional artists, craftspersons, designers, and educators.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Drawing
  • Graduate Projects: Sculpture
  • Graduate Projects: Painting and Sculpture
  • Graduate Projects: Painting
  • Graduate Seminar 
  • 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 interest in Tyler's program, your research goals, your future career goals, and your academic and artistic achievements.
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • 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

    46590 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1553 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    46590 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1553 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    35130 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1171 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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