TU Board of Trustees Approves New Center for the Arts
On June 21, 2012, Temple University's Board of Trustees approved The Center for the Arts, that will house the Boyer College of Music and Dance, Tyler School of Art and the new Division of Theater, Film and Media Arts. The programs and faculty at the Tyler School of Art will not change with this realignment. All operations and services at Tyler will continue as in the past. Read more about realignments at the university.
Q: What is the purpose of the realignment?
A: The new Center for the Arts will unify programs at Boyer, Tyler and the Division of Theater, Film and Media Arts, adding a higher level of national and international recognition of exemplary programs, students and faculty.
Q: Will Tyler’s name change?
A: No. The Tyler School of Art will continue to operate as an individual college at the university.
Q: Will Tyler’s website address change?
A: Not at present. Tyler’s website address will continue to be temple.edu/tyler. You will be notified if this changes.
Q: Where is the Center for the Arts located?
A: The Center for the Arts is an administrative realignment only. There is no physical Center for the Arts. The Temple Performing Arts Center is a separate venue on campus and is not affiliated with the Center for the Arts.
Q: Will my major change?
A: No. All degree programs and majors at Tyler remain the same.
Q: What does this do to my degree?
A: All degrees at Temple are awarded by the university, not by individual schools and colleges or the Center for the Arts.
Q: What will my diploma read?
A: Diplomas are awarded by Temple University, so there will be no change to diplomas.
Q: Will my tuition change?
A: Tuition rates are set and approved by Temple’s Board of Trustees. For current tuition rates, please visit http://www.temple.edu/bursar/about/tuitionrates.htm.
Q: I’m an incoming student this fall. Will I still be enrolled in the Tyler School of Art?
A: Yes. The realignment does not change your status as a student at Tyler.
Q: Will there be more opportunities to take classes and collaborate with students within the new Center?
A: While some programs within the center require audition or portfolio review, and because of heavy enrollment are open only to students within a particular major, there will be opportunities for collaboration. There are some Gen Ed courses offered that are open to all students. In addition, the Dean’s grant program allows for support of both individual and group projects and students will be encouraged to seek opportunities for collaboration and interdisciplinary research.
Q: I am a graduate from the Tyler. Is my degree affected in any way?
A: No. Your degree from Temple University remains a valuable and appreciating asset. Nothing regarding its status has changed.
Q: I am currently on Tyler’s mailing and email list. Will that change?
A: No. Tyler alumni will continue to receive various forms of communication from the Tyler School of Art.
Q: I’m a donor to the Tyler School of Art. Will the allocation of my gift change?
A: We value your support of Tyler. The allocation of your gift will not change.
Q: Will there be any staff changes as a result of the new Center?
A: Staff support and responsibilities for the new Center are still being decided. These decisions will be made over the next few weeks. Of overarching importance is uninterrupted service to students. Keep doing the same great work that you do everyday!
Q: Do we need to reference the Center for the Arts on business cards, logos, letterhead and envelopes?
A: Although the realignment takes effect on July 1, 2012, the university is in the process of developing new logos for the Center for the Arts. You will be notified once those are available and receive instructions on how to use them.