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Tyler Elkins Park Campus

Tyler School of Art
Elkins Park Campus
7725 Penrose Avenue
Elkins Park, PA 19027

Keith Morrison, Dean

The Tyler School of Art B.F.A. and M.F.A. programs provide a comprehensive curriculum in the visual arts on both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Professional programs are offered in Ceramics and Glass, Fibers and Fabric Design, Graphic and Interactive Design, Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture. Summer classes and weekend workshops are available. In addition to the studio component, the University Core Curriculum requirements necessary for the B.F.A. Degree are offered on the Tyler Elkins Park Campus. Tyler students may elect to fulfill some of the core requirements on one of Temple's other campuses. 

Tyler also offers the following programs on the main campus of Temple University: B.Arch. and B.S. in Architecture, B.A. in Art, B.A. in Art History, B.S. in Art Education. For more information on these programs, please go to the Tyler School of Art section in this Bulletin or to the Tyler website listed above.

The Campus

The campus, located on a 14-acre estate in suburban Elkins Park, offers a diverse and active schedule of events.

Tyler's small size offers many opportunities for interaction with faculty members and other students. In addition to the close-knit community of faculty and students, Tyler boasts excellent studio facilities, a large art library, and exhibition spaces. There is an extensive program of visiting lecturers and artists throughout the year. Films, demonstrations, gallery openings, and social events provide a stimulating environment outside the classroom where students may meet to discuss work and make contact with professional artists.

Tyler is conveniently located near public transportation, allowing easy access to Center City Philadelphia, which enables students to participate in the many activities a metropolitan area has to offer them. The Student Van Service provides safe, free travel within a 2.5-mile radius of the campus. The service operates Monday through Friday from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. It provides a safe means of transportation from the campus to SEPTA rail and transit stations or to students' local residences.

Tyler's Elkins Park Campus is also on the Temple University Shuttle Bus route, which provides free transportation to students between the Ambler, Tyler Elkins Park and Main campuses. Daily shuttle bus service is available during the fall and spring semesters. For a copy of the shuttle schedule, call 215-204-2200.


All B.F.A. students are allowed and, therefore, are expected to park on the Tyler Elkins Park Campus while attending school. Although there is no daily charge for parking facilities, a yearly parking decal is required at a nominal fee. Both the Cheltenham Township and Temple University strictly prohibit illegal parking in fire zones or handicapped spaces. Vehicles will be towed. A copy of the parking policy may be obtained at the Student Services/Activities Office.

Residence Halls

Beech Hall, the dormitory located on the Tyler campus, is a three-story facility that houses 150 residents. It has shared double (and a few triple) rooms and common bathroom areas, a recreation and fitness center, a computer lab, a lounge with a large screen television, 24-hour work studios, and laundry facilities. The Residential Life Staff work in conjunction with a student governing board to create a positive community living environment through social, cultural, and educational activities. Students who live in Beech Hall Residence participate in a campus meal plan/declining balance program. The meal plan can be used at any of the Temple University Dining Halls and the declining balance can be used at Tyler's Starving Artist Cafeteria/Vendeteria among other participating restaurants and snack bars on Temple's campuses. Dining facilities are located in the lower level of Beech Hall Residence and serve three meals on weekdays and two on weekends.

Health Services

A well-equipped dispensary on campus, which offers a variety of services and art hazards information, operates in Penrose 001. It is staffed part-time with a registered nurse, a physician and a counselor. Information about dispensary hours or any other health-related issue can be found by calling 215-782-2825

Student Life

Student Life, located on the third floor of Tyler Hall, handles most of the non-academic, extracurricular activities including: entertainment, assisting and developing student organizations, off-campus jobs and housing, museum bus trips, and the production of student publications.

Student Organizations

(see Tyler School of Art section in this Bulletin.)

Special Facilities

Local and national exhibitions that demonstrate vital movements in contemporary art are scheduled in Tyler Gallery on campus and the Temple Gallery in Old City Philadelphia. The openings for these shows allow students the opportunity to meet and talk with the artists. The student-run gallery on campus provides a continual showcase of student work. Call 215-204-8982 for more information.

The Elkins Park campus also houses the Barnes and Nobles Elkins Park campus bookstore (which also sells art supplies), a Bursar's Office (for payment of bills), the Starving Artist Cafeteria/Vendeteria, the Student Computer Center (located in the Penrose Hall Library), the Office of Student Financial Services, the Tyler Library, the Tyler Slide Library, and the Office of Registration and Records.

Tyler Important Contact Information

Academic Advising

207 Tyler Hall

Admissions Office

104 Admissions/Student Services Building

Associate Dean's Office

200 Tyler Hall

Beech Hall Residence Director


007 Penrose Hall

Business Office

210 Tyler Hall


107 Tyler Hall


303 Tyler Hall

Health Services

001 Penrose Hall

Library & Student Computer Center

111 Penrose Hall

Registration and Records

201 Tyler Hall

Security Office

100 Presidents Hall
215-782-2800 or 215-204-1234

Slide Library

109 Penrose Hall

Student Life

305 Tyler Hall

Student Financial Services

300 Tyler Hall


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