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The Arts at Tyler

Colin Ferguson: A Professor's Retrospective
Colin Ferguson: A Professor's Retrospecitve showcases over thirty years of drawings and paintings representing the artist's investigation of figurative realism. Professor Ferguson is beginning his eighteenth year of teaching at John Tyler Community College, and this retrospective is specifically designed for the students to illustrate his artistic process and maturation. The John Tyler Gallery is located on the Midlothian Campus on the first floor of Eliades Hall, room E107. Gallery Hours  MTW 12 – 5 pm  ThF 12 – 2 pm


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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You don't need to wait until you take ART 287 Portfolio & Resume Preparation to document your work at one of our portfolio shoots. Capture quality images of your work now so that you'll be ready to take advantage of opportunities in the future.

Degrees and Certificates

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

Theatre Degrees

Visual Arts Certificates

Visual Arts Degrees


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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