Temple University, Tyler School of Art Admissions

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Contact: tel: 215.777.9090 fax: 215.777.9191 tylerart@temple.edu


o Online Application

o Application Fee

o Transcripts / Test Scores

o Portfolio

o Statement of Purpose

o Self Portrait


• Apply to Temple University online or download an application at www.temple.edu/undergrad.

• Send official transcripts and test scores to the Temple Undergraduate Admissions office.

• A portfolio is required for consideration for the BFA programs

All freshman and transfer applicants must execute one drawing specifically for Tyler as an essential part of the application. The Self-Portrait should be drawn in pencil, charcoal or conte crayon on 8 l/2″ x 11″ paper from a mirror reflection. The Self-Portrait should be an original drawing and should not be matted, framed, drawn from a photograph or created digitally. This drawing is not considered part of your portfolio, but it is required as part of your application for Tyler. This drawing will not be returned.

BFA transfer applicants must upload a minimum of 20 images via temple.slidreoom.com

Freshman applicants may arrange for an in person review* or upload a digital portfolio temple.slidreoom.com.

The BFA Freshman portfolio should include 15 or more pieces of original work executed in the last two years. You must include at least 5 strong examples of drawing from direct observation regardless of the major you wish to pursue. These drawings must be larger than 9″ x 14″, and show a wide range of values and strong composition. These drawings are separate from sketchbook drawings. The remainder of the portfolio may include additional drawings; work in both black-and-white and color media, ceramics, design examples, fibers, glass, jewelry or metal work, paintings, photography, printmaking, sculpture, or time-based media. Variety of medium, subject matter and scale are important. Large pieces may be represented in photographs presented during an in-person review.

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