Every year, Tyler MFA students benefit from exposure to scores of artists, scholars, designers and professionals who are at the top of their fields. Students meet with these inspiring individuals through lectures, studio visits, demonstrations and more—including major speaker programs such as the Jack Wolgin Visiting Artist and Lecturer, the Laurie Wagman Visiting Artist and Artist-in-residence Series in Glass, and the Marjorie Margolies Visiting Artist Program in Painting. Learn more about our programs for visiting artists, designers and scholars.

Students connect with a plethora of arts projects, programs, studios, workshops, design firms, art centers and collections through internships, residencies and other opportunities listed in Tyler’s biweekly newsletter, The WHAT

Art History graduate students regularly find internship opportunities at some of the nation’s leading arts institutions, such as 

  • Barnes Foundation,
  • Cooper-Hewitt,
  • Getty Foundation,
  • ICA Philadelphia,
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art,
  • National Gallery of Art, 
  • National Museum of American Jewish History and
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art.


Pursuing a graduate degree in in art, design and art-related fields elevates students’ knowledge, skills and understanding of their discipline, preparing them for new job opportunities or career advancement. Students use what they have learned to build on their professional careers as educators, practicing artists, dynamic thinkers, collaborative makers, and creative problem solvers.

The MA in Art History program prepares graduates for the nation’s top doctoral programs as well as a variety of careers in museums, galleries, non-profits, archives, libraries and other institutions. Some professional opportunities include the following.

  • Archivist and Researcher
  • Collections Manager
  • Curator
  • Editor and Content Developer
  • Gallerist
  • Gallery Director 
  • Independent Scholar
  • Museum Arts Educator
  • Non-profit Director
  • Non-profit Exhibition or Program Manager

Career Services

Tyler Career Coaches specialize in the types of jobs available in the arts and built environment, mentoring students on everything from cover letters, to interviews, to career advice.

Temple’s Career Center is another resource that empowers students to find pathways to future success. The Career Center offers comprehensive career development services, from résumés and interviews, to finding internships and jobs. Learn more about Temple’s Career Center