Internships & Opportunities 

Every year, Tyler students benefit from exposure to scores of artists, scholars, architects, designers and professionals who are at the top of their fields. Students meet with these inspiring individuals through lectures, class visits, demonstrations and more—including three diverse lecture series and two major speaker programs—the Jack Wolgin Visiting Artist Program and the Knowles Architecture Alumni Lecture.  

Tyler’s renowned Critical Dialogue Series, Architecture and Environmental Design Present series, and Laurie Wagman Visiting Artist in Glass series bring influential artists, curators, critics, filmmakers, designers, art historians and more to enrich the Tyler undergraduate experience and interact with students.  

Tyler ceramics students regularly secure internships with Philadelphia’s Clay Studio, a preeminent space for artists’ practice and art education, as well as a variety of notable local and regional ceramics artists.  

Students also 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


Pursuing a degree in art and design will teach you how to be a dynamic thinker and problem-solver—two of the most valued skills that today’s employers seek in new hires. Art and design programs teach creative ways of seeing, thinking and making. Students learn versatility and technical skills while becoming adept in traditional practice and new technologies. Students enter a competitive workforce at the head of the pack, ready to use their skill sets and creativity to tackle society’s toughest challenges. 

A BFA in Ceramics will prepare you for a breadth of career paths and set you up for success as a creative professional. A few career opportunities include

  • architectural designer, 

  • arts management, 

  • curator, 

  • exhibition coordinator, 

  • freelance artist, 

  • gallery director and

  • museum educator/researcher.

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.