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Graphic Arts & Design

Stephanie Knopp, Department Chairperson

Tyler School of Art Building
Administrative Suite Room 210V
215-777-9145
stephanie.knopp@temple.edu

 

The Graphic Arts and Design Department encompasses three distinct areas of study -- Graphic and Interactive Design, Photography, and Printmaking. Our mission is to prepare students for the challenges of each discipline and to help them maximize their potential as artists.

The Graphic Arts and Design faculty is made up of practicing artists and designers who are professionally active and able to teach the fundamental principles of their disciplines while keeping abreast of innovations in their fields. During the student's two-year program of coursework in the major, conceptual thinking aimed at the development of the student's personal artistic vision is stressed; at the same time, technical skills using appropriate tools and techniques to solve creative problems are developed. Our majors are encouraged to integrate each discipline's traditional image-making techniques with rapidly-evolving 21st-century digital technologies. Upon graduation, our students are prepared to enter their respective fields as professionals and to continue their growth as artists.

Graphic & Interactive Design

Alice Drueding, Program Head

Tyler School of Art Building
Room 240
215-777-9890
drueding@temple.edu

Graphic Designers use creative combinations of ideas, art, and technology to inform and influence specific audiences. Graphic and Interactive Design at Tyler is a practice-based program that prepares students to work in both print and interactive media.  From sophomore through senior year, students explore image making, typography, material, craft and technology--essential components of visual communication.  Courses include assignments that represent different aspects of design practice such as identity and branding, packaging, publishing, poster design, advertising, signage, environmental design, illustration, and design for the web, mobile media and motion graphics.  The program trains students to work on client-driven projects and in design authorship.

Please note that there may be minimum grade requirements in the courses required for the degree.  Please confer with the faculty advisor and the advising staff.

 

Major Requirements for B.F.A. in Graphic & Interactive Design

SOPHOMORE REQUIREMENTS

 

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
GAD 2001 Graphic Design 3  
GAD 2021 Computers for Design  3  
         
Note 1: A final grade of B-minus or better is required in GAD 2001: Graphic Design and in GAD 2021: Computers for Design in order to continue in the major at the junior level.
Note 2: Graphic and Interactive Design majors who plan to study abroad should do so in the second semester of their sophomore year if they plan to graduate in four years. These students should see the Area Head for advising prior to leaving.

JUNIOR REQUIREMENTS

 

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
GAD 3001 Advanced Graphic Design (Fall)  3  
GAD 3002 Advanced Graphic Design (Spring)  3  
GAD 3011 Typography   3  
GAD 3021 Intermediate Computer Graphics  3  
Electives strongly recommended:    
GAD 3013 or 3015
3023 or 3025
3027
3031 or 3033
3041
3096
3101
Advanced Typography
Interactive Design
Digital Narratives
Illustration
Advertising Design (Spring)
The Business of Design (Fall or Spring)
Collaborative Design Workshop in Rome
3
3
3
3
3
3

3





WI
         
Note 1: In the junior year, Advanced Graphic Design must be taken in sequence (3001 in Fall/3002 in Spring).
Note 2: The prerequisites for Senior level design courses are the four required courses at the junior level:
GAD 3001: Advanced Graphic Design (Fall), GAD 3002: Advanced Graphic Design (Spring), GAD 3011:
Typography
(Fall or Spring), and GAD 3021: Intermediate Computer Graphics (Fall or Spring). GAD 3023 or 3025:
Interactive Design is strongly recommended for students taking GAD 3027: Digital Narratives. GAD 3023 or 3025:
Interactive Design is required for GAD 4002: Senior Graphic Design: Hybrid Design or GAD 4007: Senior Interactive Design.
Note 3: Students who plan to have an interactive portfolio only should take GAD 3023 or 3025: Interactive
Design
in the junior year.  GAD 3021: Intermediate Computer Graphics is the prerequisite for this course.
Note 4: GAD 3096: The Business of Design (Fall or Spring) is Writing Intensive and must be passed with a C- or better to be
recognized as Writing Intensive credit. It can replace a Writing Intensive requirement in Art History. In that case the Art
History requirement can be fulfilled with an Art History course that is not Writing Intensive.

SENIOR REQUIREMENTS:  

 

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Select three specialized courses in Senior Graphic Design from the following: 9  
GAD 3013 or 3015
3027
3041
4000 or 4010
4001
4002
4003
4004
4005
4006
4007
4008 or 4009
4011
4111 or 4112
Advanced Typography
Digital Narratives
Advertising Design
Senior Design: Special Topics
Senior Graphic Design: Senior Design Workshop
Senior Graphic Design: Hybrid Design
Senior Graphic Design: Art Direction
Senior Graphic Design: Packaging
Senior Graphic Design: Publishing
Senior Graphic Design: Corporate
Senior Interactive Design
Senior Graphic Design: Projects in Authorship
Senior Graphic Design: Design for the Public Good
Senior Illustration
   
Select one specialized course in Senior Graphic Design from the list above or
choose one GAD course from the following:
3  
GAD 3031 or 3033
3023 or 3025
3096
3101
Illustration
Interactive Design
The Business of Design (WI)
Collaborative Design Workshop in Rome
   
Capstone Requirement    
GAD 4196 Senior Portfolio (Capstone-spring only) 3 WI
 
Note 1: Only one of the three specialized courses may be at the 3xxx level;
additional 3xxx and 4xxx level GAD courses may be taken as studio electives
Note 2:  The capstone GAD 4196: Senior Portfolio course, which must be taken in addition
to the four required senior GAD courses, is offered only in the spring semester.

 

Suggested Semester-by-Semester Plan

For New Students Starting in Academic Year 2013-2014

 

Freshman Year – Fall Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
Foundation 1511 Foundation Drawing ^ 3  
Foundation 1521 2-D Foundation Principles 3  
Foundation 1531 3-D Foundation Principles 3  
Foundation 1501 Introduction to Art & Design 1  
Art History 1155 Art Heritage of the Western World I 3  
Subtotal      17  
 
Freshman Year – Spring Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Intellectual Heritage 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
Foundation 1512 Foundation Drawing 3  
Foundation 1522 2-D Foundation Principles 3  
Foundation 1532 3-D Foundation Principles 3  
Art History 1156 Art Heritage of the Western World II ^ 3  
Foundation 1502 Investigations of Art & Design 1  
Subtotal     16  
 
Sophomore Year – Fall Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Intellectual Heritage 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Quantitative Literacy 4 GQ
GAD 2001 Graphic Design (B-minus or better for major) 3  
GAD 2021 Computers for Design 3  
Crafts/GAD/PDS   Sophomore Studio Elective 3  
Subtotal      16  
 
Sophomore Year – Spring Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
Crafts/GAD/PDS   Sophomore Studio Elective 3  
Crafts/GAD/PDS   Sophomore Studio Elective 3  
Crafts/GAD/PDS   Sophomore Studio Elective 3  
Subtotal      15  
 
Junior Year – Fall Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology I 3 GS
GAD 3001 Advanced Graphic Design * 3  
GAD 3011 Typography 3  
GAD 3021 Intermediate Computer Graphics 3  
Elective   Art History Elective 4  
Subtotal     16  
 
Junior Year – Spring Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society 3 GG
GAD 3002 Advanced Graphic Design ** 3  
    Studio Elective 3  
    Studio Elective 3  
Elective   Art History Elective WI *** 4 WI
Subtotal      16  
 
Senior Year – Fall Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Human Behavior 3 GB
GAD 3xxx Specialized Graphic & Interactive Design course 3  
GAD 4xxx Specialized Graphic & Interactive Design course 3  
GAD 3xxx/4xxx Specialized or Advanced GAD course
(as per senior requirements)
3  
Elective   Non-Studio Elective 3  
Subtotal      15  
 
Senior Year – Spring Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology II 3 GS
GAD 4xxx Specialized Graphic & Interactive Design course 3  
GAD 4196 Senior Portfolio **, **** 3 WI
    Studio Elective 3  
    Open Elective 3  
Subtotal      15  
         
Total Credits for the B.F.A. in Graphic & Interactive Design: 126  
 
^ These 2 courses constitute the waiver for the GenEd Arts category if the courses are completed with a C- or better.
* Course offered in Fall only
** Course offered in Spring only
*** OR GAD 3096: Business of Design to fulfill the Writing Intensive requirement.  If taken, a non-Writing Intensive Art History
course will fulfill the Art History requirement.
**** A minimum of 2 senior studios must be successfully completed before taking GAD 4196: Senior Portfolio. Senior studios are
GAD 3013 (if taken in the senior year), 3015 (if taken in the senior year), 3027 (if taken in the senior year), 3041 (if taken in the
senior year), 4000, 4001, 4002, 4003, 4004, 4005, 4006, 4007, 4008, 4009, 4010, 4011, 4111 and 4112.

 

 

Photography

Byron Wolfe, Program Head

Tyler School of Art Building
215-777-9145

In addition to traditional black and white and color photography, Tyler's Photography Area will introduce you to various other creative approaches to the medium.  Some of these include digital imaging techniques, large-format professional digital printing in black and white and color, handmade cameras, large format photography, historical alternative processes, critical theory, and career options for artists who wish to enter the field of photography.  The emphasis in the Photography Major is on the development of personal vision for the artist.

Please note that there may be minimum grade requirements in the courses required for the degree.  Please confer with the advising staff and review the DARS for information.

Major Requirements for B.F.A. in Photography

SOPHOMORE PREREQUISITE

 

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
GAD 2441 or 2451 Photography I    3  
GAD 2461 Digital Imaging (Prerequisite for Digital Photography) 3  

JUNIOR AND SENIOR REQUIREMENTS

 

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
GAD 3402 View Camera   3  
GAD 3411 Digital Photography (Prerequisite: Digital Imaging)  3  
GAD 3412 Photography II 3  
GAD 3401 or 3431 Color Photography I 3  
GAD 3441 or 3451 Advanced Photography Workshop (Fall or Spring) 3  
GAD 3461 or 3471 Photo Process Workshop  3  
GAD 4441 Senior Photography (Fall) 3  
GAD 4496 Senior Seminar in Photography (Capstone-Spring) 3 WI
GAD   Specialized Photography (choose one from electives below) 3  
Electives:          
GAD 3185: Field Internship
GAD 3413: Photographic Lighting (strongly recommended)
GAD 3421: Digital Projects
GAD 3422: Contemporary Photography
GAD 3432: Color Photography II

 

Suggested Semester-by-Semester Plan

For New Students Starting in Academic Year 2013-2014

 

Freshman Year – Fall Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
Foundation 1511 Foundation Drawing ^ 3  
Foundation 1521 2-D Foundation Principles 3  
Foundation 1531 3-D Foundation Principles 3  
Foundation 1501 Introduction to Art & Design 1  
Art History 1155 Art Heritage of the Western World I 3  
Subtotal      17  
   
Freshman Year – Spring Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Intellectual Heritage 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
Foundation 1512 Foundation Drawing 3  
Foundation 1522 2-D Foundation Principles 3  
Foundation 1532 3-D Foundation Principles 3  
Art History 1156 Art Heritage of the Western World II ^ 3  
Foundation 1502 Investigations of Art & Design 1  
Subtotal      16  
 
Sophomore Year – Fall Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Intellectual Heritage 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Quantitative Literacy 4 GQ
GAD 2441 or 2451 Photography I 3  
Crafts/GAD/PDS   Sophomore Studio Elective 3  
Crafts/GAD/PDS   Sophomore Studio Elective 3  
Subtotal      16  
 
Sophomore Year – Spring Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
GAD 2461 Digital Imaging 3  
Crafts/GAD/PDS   Sophomore Studio Elective 3  
Crafts/GAD/PDS   Sophomore Studio Elective 3  
Subtotal      15  
 
Junior Year – Fall Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
GAD 3441 or 3451 Advanced Photography Workshop 3  
GAD 3461 or 3471 Photo Process Workshop 3  
GAD 3412 Photography II 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology I 3 GS
Art History   Art History Elective 4 WI
Subtotal     16  
 
Junior Year – Spring Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
GenEd 08xx or 09xx World Society 3 GG
GAD 3401 or 3431 Color Photography I 3  
GAD 3402 View Camera 3  
    Studio Elective 3  
Art History   Art History Elective 4  
Subtotal      16  
 
Senior Year – Fall Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Human Behavior 3 GB
GAD 4441 Senior Photography 3  
GAD 3411 Digital Photography 3  
    Studio Elective 3  
elective   Non-studio elective 3  
Subtotal      15  
 
Senior Year – Spring Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology II 3 GS
GAD 4496 Senior Seminar in Photography 3 WI
GAD   Specialized Photography Course* 3  
    Studio Elective 3  
    Open Elective 3  
Subtotal      15  
         
Total Credits for the B.F.A. in Photography: 126  
 
^ These 2 courses constitute the waiver for the GenEd Arts category if the courses are completed with a C- or better.
* Choose from GAD 3185, GAD 3413, GAD 3421, GAD 3422, GAD 3432

 

 

Printmaking

Richard Hricko, Program Head

Tyler School of Art Building
Room 260
215-777-9125
hricko@temple.edu

The Printmaking Area is housed in large, fully-equipped modern studios where you first learn the fundamentals of the three printmaking disciplines (silkscreen, lithography, and etching) before exploring at least two of these disciplines in depth.  After students master the basic technical aspects of printmaking, the faculty encourages the exploration of advanced subjects that include color and photo-etching, photo-lithography, metal engraving, mezzotint, woodcut, digital printmaking, large-scale printing, installation, and the full utilization of the computer as an image-creating tool.

Please note that there may be minimum grade requirements in the courses required for the degree.  Please confer with the advising staff and review the DARS for information.

Major Requirements for B.F.A. in Printmaking 

SOPHOMORE PREREQUISITES

 

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Select one Survey of Printmaking course from the following: 3  
GAD 2701
2702
Survey of Printmaking Techniques (Lithography and Serigraphy)
Survey of Printmaking Techniques (Relief Printing and Etching)
   
Select one introductory Printmaking course from the following: 3  
GAD 2711
2731 or 2741
2751 or 2761
Serigraphy (prerequisite for GAD 3711)
Etching (prerequisite for GAD 3731)
Lithography (prerequisite for GAD 3751)
   

 

JUNIOR REQUIREMENTS

 

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Select two courses which were not taken as a sophomore prerequisite: 6  
GAD 2711
2731 or 2741
2751 or 2761
Serigraphy (prerequisite for GAD 3711)
Etching (prerequisite for GAD 3731)
Lithography (prerequisite for GAD 3751)
   
Select one Advanced course from the following: 3  
GAD 3711
3731
3751
Advanced Serigraphy
Advanced Etching
Advanced Lithography
   
GAD 3896 Art Career Workshop  (Capstone) 3 WI*
*Indicates Writing Capstone

 

SENIOR REQUIREMENTS:    

 

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Select one Advanced course from the following that was not previously taken: 3  
GAD 3711
3731
3751
Advanced Serigraphy
Advanced Etching
Advanced Lithography
   
Select three Specialized Printmaking courses from the following: 9  
GAD 3811 or 3821
3831
3841
4511
Printmaking Workshop (Intermedia)
Relief and Monoprint Workshop
Color Print Workshop (Intermedia)
Senior Projects Workshop/Seminar
   

 

Suggested Semester-by-Semester Plan

For New Students Starting in Academic Year 2013-2014

 

Freshman Year – Fall Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
Foundation 1511 Foundation Drawing ^ 3  
Foundation 1521 2-D Foundation Principles 3  
Foundation 1531 3-D Foundation Principles 3  
Foundation 1501 Introduction to Art & Design 1  
Art History 1155 Art Heritage of the Western World I 3  
Subtotal      17  
   
Freshman Year – Spring Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Intellectual Heritage 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
Foundation 1512 Foundation Drawing 3  
Foundation 1522 2-D Foundation Principles 3  
Foundation 1532 3-D Foundation Principles 3  
Foundation 1502 Investigations of Art & Design 1  
Art History 1156 Art Heritage of the Western World II ^ 3  
Subtotal      16  
 
Sophomore Year – Fall Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Intellectual Heritage 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Quantitative Literacy 4 GQ
GAD 2701
  or
2702
Survey of Printmaking Techniques (Lithography/Serigraphy)
      or
Survey of Printmaking Techniques (Relief Printing/Etching)
3  
Crafts/GAD/PDS 2xxx Sophomore Studio Elective 3  
Crafts/GAD/PDS 2xxx Sophomore Studio Elective 3  
Subtotal      16  
 
Sophomore Year – Spring Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
Select one introductory Printmaking course from the following: 3  
GAD 2711
2731 or 2741
2751 or 2761
Serigraphy (prerequisite for GAD 3711)
Etching (prerequisite for GAD 3731)
Lithography (prerequisite for GAD 3751)
   
Crafts/GAD/PDS 2xxx Sophomore Studio Elective 3  
Crafts/GAD/PDS 2xxx Sophomore Studio Elective 3  
Subtotal      15  
 
Junior Year – Fall Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Select two of the following Printmaking courses not previously taken as a sophomore prerequisite: 6  
GAD 2711
2731 or 2741
2751 or 2761
Serigraphy (prerequisite for GAD 3711)
Etching (prerequisite for GAD 3731)
Lithography (prerequisite for GAD 3751)
   
    Studio Elective 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology I 3 GS
Art History   Art History Elective 4 WI
Subtotal     16  
 
Junior Year – Spring Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Select one course from the following list of Specialized Printmaking courses: 3  
GAD 3811 or 3821
3831
3841
4511
Printmaking Workshop (Intermedia)
Relief and Monoprint Workshop
Color Print Workshop (Intermedia)
Senior Projects Workshop/Seminar
   
GAD 3896 Art Career Workshop (Capstone) 3 WI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx World Society 3 GG
Select one Advanced course for which you have completed the introductory course during
the previous semester from the following list:
3  
GAD 3711
3731
3751
Advanced Serigraphy
Advanced Etching
Advanced Lithography
   
    Studio Elective 3  
Subtotal      15  
 
Senior Year – Fall Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Human Behavior 3 GB
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology II 3 GS
Elective   Studio Elective 3  
Select at least one more course from the following list of Advanced courses: 3  
GAD 3711
3731
3751
Advanced Serigraphy
Advanced Etching
Advanced Lithography
   
Select one more course from the following list of Specialized Printmaking courses not previously taken: 3  
GAD 3811 or 3821
3831
3841
4511
Printmaking Workshop (Intermedia)
Relief and Monoprint Workshop
Color Print Workshop (Intermedia)
Senior Projects Workshop/Seminar
   
Subtotal      15  
 
Senior Year – Spring Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Select one additional course from the Specialized Printmaking courses listed below: 3  
GAD 3811 or 3821
3831
3841
4511
Printmaking Workshop (Intermedia)
Relief and Monoprint Workshop
Color Print Workshop (Intermedia)
Senior Projects Workshop/Seminar
   
    Studio Elective 3  
Art History   Art History Elective 4  
    Open Elective 3  
Elective   Non-Studio elective 3  
Subtotal      16  
         
Total Credits for the B.F.A. in Printmaking: 126  
 
^ These 2 courses constitute the waiver for the GenEd Arts category if the courses are completed with a C- or better.

 

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