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Support Awards for Outstanding GAID Students

Your gift will help support talented, hardworking design students by funding awards for graduating seniors, exceptional juniors going into their senior year, GAID juried exhibitions, and Interact, GAID's annual showcase of work from the interactive design courses. If you would like to make a donation to the Toby-Lim Sonstroem Award for Interactive Design, please select the "in memory" button and write Toby-Lim Sonstroem in the the space provided.

Follow these simple steps to make your gift:

1 Go to Temple University’s secure online giving form located on

2 Select “Tyler School of Art” from the first dropdown.

3 Select “Other” from the second dropdown.

4 In the field below, type in “The GAID Awards Fund.”



GRAPHIC & INTERACTIVE DESIGN has a new page on the Tyler School of Art/Temple University website with the most current program information:





BFA/Undergraduate Program

The Graphic & Interactive Design program at Tyler trains students in visual communication. Designers use creative combinations of ideas, art and technology to inform and influence specific audiences. The field includes corporate identity, packaging, publishing, advertising, signage, exhibition design and design for television, film, video, the world-wide-web and CD-ROM.

It is the goal of Tyler’s BFA program in design to challenge students to achieve the highest level of excellence in their work and to prepare them to enter the design profession immediately upon graduation. To this end students are evaluated by the exacting standards of the profession from the beginning of their design studies at Tyler. Because of this rigorous training, graduates from the program are sought out by studios and agencies around the country.

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MFA/Graduate Program

Authorship of large-scale projects is central to the MFA program. Students in the masters program create the content of their work in seminar and thesis courses. The execution of work in the MFA program is expected to meet the exacting visual and technical demands of the profession as well as the conceptual challenge of authorship.

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