Pursuing a graduate degree in art, architecture and design elevates students’ knowledge, skills and understanding of their discipline, preparing them for new job opportunities or career advancement. Graduates use all they learn to build on their professional practices—as dynamic thinkers, collaborative makers and creative problem solvers. 

The Photography MFA program prepares graduates for careers as professional photographers and educators. Graduates also use their training successfully in many fields of applied art as well as embark on careers as curators, critics and researchers. Other professions include the following. 

  • Art director  
  • Digital imaging specialist 
  • Exhibition designer 
  • Fine arts appraiser 
  • Freelance photographer 
  • Gallery owner/administrator 
  • Museum educator/researcher 
  • Photo/computer/digital lab technician 
  • Stylist 
  • Teacher 

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.