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Painting/Drawing/Sculpture

Margo Margolis, Department Chair

Tyler School of Art Building
Administrative Suite Room 210U
215-777-9176
margom@temple.edu

 

The Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture Department emphasizes art making as an ongoing discipline rooted in rich history. We provide our students with a rigorous experience of the disciplines of drawing, painting, and sculpture. This experience ranges through the aesthetic, the technical, and the well-formed idea. We are committed to providing our students with the understanding of the broad cultural and historical context in which art is made and experienced.

The Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture Department has a weekly schedule of visiting lectures. Our lectures include practicing studio artists, museum curators, and critics, all of national standing.

Painting/Drawing

Keith Morrison, Painting Area Head

Tyler School of Art Building
Room 300
215-777-9176
keitham@temple.edu

Tyler's Painting and Drawing program provides the skills and concepts essential to artistic growth. The faculty has designed studio and seminar courses that foster the development of pictorial concepts realized in the tangible form of painting and drawing.


The courses offer a range of both genre-based courses and advanced level courses. Upper level courses cover technical, formal, topical, and theory based issues. An extensive range of approaches will be presented in the context of both historical precedent and contemporary practice. The faculty advises each student to participate in a variety of studio experiences to facilitate the integration of technique with personal vision. 

 

Major Requirements for B.F.A. in Painting 

SOPHOMORE REQUIREMENTS: 

 

Painting Choose one:      
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
PDS 2011 or 2111 Painting 3  

Drawing Choose one:      
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
PDS 2311
2321
2331
2341
Intermediate Drawing
Intermediate Drawing
Intermediate Figure Drawing
Digital Drawing
3  
         
Note: PDS 3341: Digital Drawing may be substituted for PDS 2311, 2321, or 2331.
Note: PDS 2051: Painting Materials & Techniques is suggested, but not required, for those interested in becoming a Painting major.
Note: PDS 2511: Art Matters is strongly recommended for students interested in Painting or Sculpture as a major. 
Note: Students may only take 3 Painting/Drawing courses in the sophomore year; other 2000-level PDS
courses may be used as electives for the junior/senior year.

JUNIOR AND SENIOR REQUIREMENTS: 

Eight courses totaling 24 credit hours. These courses must satisfy the following grade level requirements: Four (4) courses in Painting numbered 3000, and above; two (2) courses in Drawing numbered 3000 and above; and two (2) courses in either Painting or Drawing numbered 3000 and above (can include PDS 2051).

Any Painting or Drawing courses taken in excess of the required eight courses will count as studio electives.  This is a common practice encouraged by the Painting Faculty.

 

Painting        
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Select four courses, a total of 12 hours, from the following list:  12  
PDS 3021 or 4021 Landscape (see note #3) 3  
PDS 3041, 3141 or 4041 Color 3  
PDS 3031 or 4031 Figure Painting 3  
PDS 3211, 3221 Painting on Paper 3  
PDS 3011, 3111, 4011, 4111 Advanced Painting 3  
PDS 4072 and 4172 Senior Painting Studio (see notes #1 & 2)  6  
Note 1: Students wishing to enroll in 4072 and 4172 must be jury-selected by the faculty and special approval is needed to
register for these courses.
Note 2: 4072 and 4172 are team-taught by two faculty members and must be taken in the same semester.
Note 3: 3021 and 4021 may be taken for Painting and/or Drawing Credit.
         
Capstone Course      
PDS 3596 PDS Seminar 3 WI
Note: PDS Seminar counts as one of the two required writing intensive courses. The other writing intensive course must be an
Art History course.

Drawing        
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Select two courses, a total of 6 hours, from the following list:  6  
PDS 3021 or 4021 Landscape (see note #2) 3  
PDS 3341 Digital Drawing 3  
PDS 3451 Interactive Projects 3  
PDS 3431, 3441, 4431 or 4441 Figure Drawing 3  
PDS 3411, 3421 or 4411 Advanced Drawing 3  
PDS 3351 Rome Sketchbook 3  
Note 1: Any of the Painting or Drawing courses may be taken in excess of the required eight courses.  Additional Painting and Drawing courses will count as studio electives.  This is a common practice encouraged by the Painting Faculty.
Note 2: 3021 and 4021 may be taken for Painting and/or Drawing Credit.
 
Drawing or Painting
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Select two courses, a total of 6 hours, from the following list:  6  
PDS 2051 Painting Materials and Techniques 3  
PDS 3011, 3111 Advanced Painting 3  
PDS 3031, 3431, 3441 Figure Painting, Figure Drawing 3  
PDS 3351 Rome Sketchbook 3  
PDS 3411 Advanced Drawing 3  
PDS 4072 and 4172 Senior Painting Studio (see notes 3 and 4)  6  
Note 1: Any of the Painting or Drawing courses may be taken in excess of the required eight courses.  Additional Painting and Drawing courses will count as studio electives.  This is a common practice encouraged by the Painting Faculty.
Note 2:  Do not duplicate any courses previously taken for Drawing or Painting credit
Note 3: Students wishing to enroll in 4072 and 4172 must be jury-selected by the faculty and special approval is needed to
register for these courses.
Note 4: 4072 and 4172 are team-taught by two faculty members and must be taken in the same semester.

 

 

Suggested Semester-by-Semester Plan

For New Students starting in Academic Year 2013-2014

 

Freshman Year – 1st 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 – 2nd 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  
^ These 2 courses constitute the waiver for the GenEd Arts category if the courses are completed with a C- or better.
 
Sophomore Year – 1st 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
PDS 2011 or 2111 Painting 3  
PDS 2311 or 2321
  or
2331
  or
2341
Intermediate Drawing
     or
Intermediate Figure Drawing
     or
Digital Drawing
3  
Crafts/GAD/PDS   Sophomore Studio Elective 3  
Subtotal      16  
Note: PDS 2321 can be taken in either fall or spring. PDS 2341 offered in fall semester only.
 
Sophomore Year – 2nd 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 – 1st Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
PDS   Painting Course 3  
PDS   Painting Course 3  
    Studio elective 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology I 3 GS
Art History   Art History Elective** 4  
Subtotal     16  
**Art History Elective may be taken either fall or spring.
 
Junior Year – 2nd Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society^^ 3 GG
PDS   Painting Course 3  
PDS   Drawing Course 3  
    Studio elective 3  
Art History   Art History Elective** 4 WI
Subtotal      16  
^^Study at Temple Rome counts toward GenEd Global/World Society requirement.
**Art History WI Elective may be taken either fall or spring.
 
Senior Year – 1st Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Human Behavior 3 GB
PDS   Painting Course 3  
PDS   Drawing Course 3  
PDS 3596 PDS Seminar* 3 WI
    Non-Studio elective 3  
Subtotal      15  
*PDS Seminar can be taken either spring or fall semester
Senior Studio (PDS 4072 and 4172) is offered in the senior year, fall and spring semesters.
Senior Studio is a 6-credit course pair each semester.
 
Senior Year – 2nd Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology II 3 GS
PDS   Painting or Drawing Course 3  
PDS   Painting or Drawing Course 3  
    Studio elective 3  
    Open elective 3  
Subtotal      15  
Senior Studio (PDS 4072 and 4172) is offered in the senior year, fall and spring semesters.
Senior Studio is a 6-credit course pair each semester.
         
Total Credits for the B.F.A. in Painting: 126 (minimum)

 


Sculpture

Jude Tallichet, Area Head

Tyler School of Art Building
Room 130
215-777-9155
jude@temple.edu

The Sculpture Program provides the skills and concepts essential to creative growth.  Courses are designed to integrate the development of technical skills with critical discourse and theory, and knowledge of contemporary sculpture.  Students are encouraged to explore a broad range of sculptural strategies through studio courses including installation, sound, video, robotics, public art, and wood and metal fabrication.  All courses provide intensive studio experience and intense critical dialogue combined with exhibition opportunities and field trips.  The sculpture area includes a metal shop, wood shop, plaster and mold making facilities, a small sound studio and individual studios for undergraduate majors and for graduate sculpture students.

Major Requirements for B.F.A. in Sculpture

SOPHOMORE PREREQUISITE

Students are encouraged to take Installation or Mold Making in the second semester of the sophomore year after Sophomore Sculpture.

 

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
PDS 2611 or 2621 Sculpture 3  

 

Note: A "B" grade or above is required in Sophomore Sculpture in order to enter the major.


JUNIOR AND SENIOR REQUIREMENTS

 

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
PDS Choose two courses:
3611, 3612, 3621, 3622
Advanced Sculpture 6  
PDS   Specialized Sculpture 3  
PDS   Specialized or Advanced Sculpture 6  
PDS 4611 Senior Sculpture 3  
Note: Advanced Sculpture courses include special topics in: Sound, Performance, Metal Fabrication, and Robotics. These vary from semester to semester.  More than the two required Advanced Sculpture courses are recommended in order to intensify creative development of sculptural practice.
Note: Specialized Sculpture Course list:  PDS 2632/3631 Installation; PDS 3521 Advanced Video;
PDS 2521 Video Workshop; PDS 3731 Sculpture Techniques & Materials; PDS 2641/3641 Mold-Making Technology;
PDS 2631 Figure Modeling; PDS 3721 Public Art Projects; PDS 4585 Field Internship*; PDS 4582 Independent Study.
* It is possible to do Field Internships with alternative arts organizations and art fabrication companies in the Philadelphia area.
Note: The faculty encourages taking sculpture courses in excess of the required.  These additional courses can count as studio electives.  
 
Choose two advanced-level courses in Drawing from the following list:  6  
PDS 2341 Digital Drawing    
PDS 2521 Video Workshop    
PDS 3351 Rome Sketchbook    
PDS 3411, 3421, 4411 Advanced Drawing**    
PDS 3431, 3441, 4431, 4441 Figure Drawing**    
PDS 3451 Interactive Projects    
** These courses have a sophomore level prerequisite. Check the course descriptions online for more details.

 

 

Capstone
(students are advised to take the capstone in their Junior Year)
   
PDS 3596 PDS Seminar 3 WI

 

Suggested Semester-by-Semester Plan

For New Students starting in Academic Year 2013-2014

 

Freshman Year – 1st 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 – 2nd 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  
^ These 2 courses constitute the waiver for the GenEd Arts category if the courses are completed with a C- or better.
 
Sophomore Year – 1st 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
PDS 2611 or 2621 Sophomore Sculpture 3  
Crafts/GAD/PDS   Sophomore Studio Elective 3  
Crafts/GAD/PDS   Sophomore Studio Elective 3  
Subtotal      16  
 
Sophomore Year – 2nd 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  
*Intermediate Drawing 2311 or 2321 strongly encouraged
 
Junior Year – 1st Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
PDS 3611 or 3621 Advanced Sculpture 3  
PDS   Specialized Sculpture 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology I 3 GS
PDS 3596 PDS Seminar (Capstone) 3 WI
    Studio Elective 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Junior Year – 2nd Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society^^ 3 GG
PDS 3612 or 3622 Advanced Sculpture 3  
PDS   Advanced Drawing* 3  
    Studio Elective 3  
Art History   Art History Elective 4 WI
Subtotal      16  
^^ Study at Temple Rome counts toward GenEd Global/World Society requirement.
* Courses may have a sophomore level prerequisite. Check the course descriptions online for more details.
 
Senior Year – 1st Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Human Behavior 3 GB
PDS 4611 Senior Sculpture 3  
PDS   Advanced Drawing* 3  
    Studio Elective 3  
    Non-Studio Elective 3  
Subtotal      15  
* Courses may have a sophomore level prerequisite. Check the course descriptions online for more details.
 
Senior Year – 2nd Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology II 3 GS
PDS   Specialized or Advanced Sculpture 3  
PDS   Specialized or Advanced Sculpture 3  
Art History   Art History elective 3  
    Open Elective 3  
Subtotal      15  
         
Total Credits for the B.F.A. in Sculpture: 126 (minimum)

 

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