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 Sculpture 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.


It offers personal mentorship from faculty and visionary visiting artists in state-of-the-art facilities and encourages experimentation with media, interdisciplinary projects, and public art to ignite social change.

Tyler Sculpture at Temple University represents a small, supportive cohort of dynamic artists. The program’s intensive, exploratory approach to sculpture, including material-based, film and video, sound, performance, large-scale architectural installation, and time-based media, offers students exciting opportunities for collaboration and discourse with Tyler’s entire faculty and M.F.A. community, as well as access to all of Tyler’s specialized shops.

Located in Philadelphia, an affordable city close to New York, Tyler offers M.F.A. students opportunities to immerse themselves in a vibrant contemporary art scene and urban landscape at the intersection of art and social practice. It is an ideal home base for students to creatively address real-world problems and directly impact communities. A Tyler Sculpture M.F.A. degree prepares graduates to be practicing artists and educators at colleges and universities.

Areas of Specialization

Courses provide a framework to develop individual creative practices and professional goals within a community of peers. The faculty to student ratio of two full-time Sculpture professors to eight graduate students provides a supportive learning environment, while encouraging a spirit of friendly competition. The professors are actively exhibiting artists with differing aesthetics and are able to provide mentorship in a range of areas within sculptural practice. Graduate students are selected to represent a diversity of sculptural approaches.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Drawing
  • Graduate Projects: Sculpture
  • Graduate Projects: Painting
  • 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 and philosophy of work, 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

    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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