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The Arts at Tyler

Tyler Gallery

The Tyler Gallery is pleased to present There is Only the Dance, July 22 – September 27. In this exhibition, Curtis Bartone explores how our complex and romanticized view of the natural world and our understanding of wilderness is affected by mythology, religion, art, science, photography, and digital technology. Incorporating science writing, the tragedies of William Shakespeare, and the biblical plagues of Egypt—the work seeks to reveal the tug-of-war between chaos and balance and the tendency of the natural world toward equilibrium.

The reception for the exhibition will be Friday, September 27 at 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.


Explore. Grow. Do.

Make films. Produce plays. Take photos. Create print and web design pieces. Create art and show it. Museum-hop in New York with your classmates. Travel to Europe.

The arts at John Tyler are all about doing. And because studio classes are capped at 18 students, you'll get lots of individual attention. Courses are taught by practicing artists who are experts in their fields. Not sure where you want to go? Don't worry. John Tyler is a place built on experimentation. Whether you're intrigued by improv or InDesign, you'll get a foundation you can build on, and the chance to explore.


John Tyler students graduate to careers as working artists, or transfer to four-year institution. Our transfer success rate is excellent, and our graduates go on to some of the most prestigious arts programs in the country.

What do people like so much about John Tyler?

  • Our fine arts studio space, with its natural light and great ceramics facilities.
  • A robust collection of film and photo equipment.
  • Theatre productions: from sketch and improv to full-blown productions.
  • Extensive Macintosh labs with state-of-the-art design, web and video software and hardware.
  • Juried student art competitions.
  • A vibrant, nurturing arts community, with four active student arts clubs.
  • Instruction by expert working artists, at a fraction of the cost of four-year programs.
  • Study abroad opportunities
  • Yearly museum-hopping trips to NYC.

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Degrees and Certificates

John Tyler lets you choose the right certificate or degree to match your goals:

Performing Arts Degrees

  • Music, AFA
  • Theatre, AFA
  • Theatre, Technical Theatre Specialization, AFA

Visual Arts Certificates

  • Filmmaking, CSC
  • Fine Arts Certificate
  • Photography, CSC
  • Museum Studies, CSC

Visual Arts Degrees

  • Visual Arts, AAA
  • Visual Arts, Film Specialization, AAA
  • Visual Arts, Graphic Design Specialization, AAA
  • Visual Arts, Photography Specialization, AAA

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The arts at John Tyler are all about doing, and vibrant student clubs offer a chance to do more: enter exhibitions, travel to places like New York and Europe, act in student productions, be a student leader, and more. All while building a sense of community outside the classroom. Among John Tyler Community College's student organizations are:

  • Art Club
  • Theatre Club
  • Improv Club

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