Temple University

48 months
1516 USD/credit
1516 USD/credit
1142 USD/credit
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The Printmaking 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. 


Program Overview

Tyler Printmaking from Temple University, a leading program for mentorship and critical thought in the discipline, is ranked seventh in the nation among M.F.A. printmaking programs by U.S. News & World Report.

Tyler offers M.F.A. students access to state-of-the-art facilities; private studios; world-class faculty in a wide range of disciplines, all practicing artists themselves; leading visiting artists; opportunities to attend New York Print Week and other national conferences; the resources of a large public research university; and a welcoming and supportive community of artists, educators, and thinkers. Tyler M.F.A. students take advantage of faculty and alumni relationships in the art world and the school’s location in Philadelphia, a vibrant art center with a strong printmaking tradition, to grow their creative practices and businesses.

Areas of Specialization: The Printmaking area encompasses facilities for silkscreen, lithography, and etching. M.F.A. candidates work with faculty who are actively exhibiting professional artists. The faculty encourage the exploration of advanced printmaking techniques that include color and photo-etching, metal engraving, mezzotint, photo-lithography, viscosity color printing, woodcut, and full utilization of the computer as an image-creating tool.

Job Prospects: The M.F.A. program prepares graduates for careers as professional artists and educators.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Seminar in Printmaking
  • Graduate Projects in Printmaking 
  • Graduate Professional Practices 
  • The Art of Infographics
  • Visual Design Graduate Seminar
  • Visual Design Graduate Seminar II

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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