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Tyler School of Art
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founded 1935 
Rochelle Toner, Dean 
7725 Penrose Avenue
Elkins Park, PA 19027
(215) 782-ARTS
www.temple.edu/tyler

ACCREDITATION

An accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, National Architectural Accrediting Board, and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

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GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

The Tyler School of Art provides a comprehensive curriculum in fine arts, crafts, design, art education,  art history, and architecture. The BFA professional programs are offered in Ceramics and Glass, Fibers and Fabric Design, Graphic Design, Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, and BFA Studio with Teaching Certification on the Tyler Campus. The BA in Art with a concentration in studio art or visual studies, the BA in Art History, the Bachelor of Science in Art Education are offered on Temple University’s Main Campus. Summer classes and weekend workshops are available. Tyler also has an affiiliated program with Architecture, offering the BArchitecture and the BS Architecture degrees. (See Architecture Program under separate heading.) 

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SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor of Fine Arts Program

Tyler's curriculum is designed to give sound preparation to the future artist while at the same time avoiding narrow vocational goals. The freshman foundation program and introductory courses in each studio area develop a thorough understanding of fundamental processes and information. Advanced courses in the majors stress the development of an individual idiom and preparation for the professional world. At Tyler, art students find an atmosphere of aesthetic freedom that encourages personal experimentation and the exploration of visual concepts.

The BFA with Teaching Certification program leads to certification for teaching art in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Students must complete BFA requirements along with a three-year department core in Education and Art Education that begins in the sophomore year. Because of increased requirements, four years plus one summer session are usually necessary to fulfill all requirements.

Freshman Year

The Freshman Foundation program in drawing, two-dimensional and three-dimensional design, and foundation computer forms the base that establishes the fundamental studio practices and principles for all visual art expression. In addition to presenting traditional vocabulary, theory, media, and technique, the program develops perceptual and imaginative abilities.
Studio requirements
Foundation Drawing PDS 0001-0002 6 s.h.
2D Design Principles GAD 0001-0002 6 s.h.
Three Dimension PDS/Crafts 0003-0004 6 s.h.
Foundation Computer Tyler 0001 2 s.h.
Art History requirements
Art Heritage Western World I and II 0055 and 0056 8 s.h.
Core Curriculum
Additional credits in University core Curriculum 6 s.h.
Sophomore Year

Sophomore studio electives serve as prerequisites to enter the major, of which one specific course is required in each major. The sophomore year also offers students the opportunity to explore a wide range of studio areas. This experience gives the necessary background with which to make an informed selection of a major and adds to the overall breadth of the educational experience.

Requirements 

Six 0100 level studio courses (18 s.h.) not to exceed three courses from any one major area and to include at least one course from three different major areas. Additional credits in art history electives and/or University Core Curriculum. 

Junior and Senior Years

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is completed after a final, two year concentration in a major studio area. Teaching in the major stresses the development of an individual idiom and preparation for the professional world. Because expressive work is often achieved by synthesis of disparate media, a substantial amount of studio work outside the major is allowed.

Requirements 

Eight specified 0200-0300 level major courses (24 s.h.); minimum grade of C- required in each course. Seven studio electives which may be taken outside the major or as additional major (21 s.h.) 

Additional credits in Art History electives and/or University Core Curriculum. In addition to the studio component, a full academic program is offered on the Tyler Campus, providing the University Core Curriculum requirements necessary to complete the BFA degree. 

The resources of Temple University are available to the Tyler BFA student, who may participate in athletics and other extracurricular activities or enroll in academic courses at other Temple campus locations.
 
 

Art (Studio or Visual Studies Concentration) & Art Education Programs

The purpose of the BA in Art with a studio art concentration is to offer students an education in art within a liberal arts context. The curriculum is devised to offer students a rich range of choices in other academic disciplines to augment their studio studies. The faculty approaches the teaching of studio art from the viewpoint of its connection to a wide sphere of interests, such as psychology, literature, philosophy, mathematics, biology, and physics. Students graduating with this major are well-prepared to pursue graduate studies in the fine arts, work as professional artists, or work in galleries or museums. 

The requirements for the degree are 123 total credits. Forty-two credits are in studio art, six to eight credits in Art History, eighteen credits in upper level Liberal Arts, ten to seventeen credits in other Electives, and thirty seven in University Core Curriculum.

It is the purpose of the BA in Art with a visual studies concentration to organize the various approaches to visual thinking that cut across various disciplines into a logical whole. Students will analyze visual communication from a variety of aesthetic, theoretical, scientific, sociological, and historical viewpoints. Analysis will include the consideration of the medium, its impact on the image and message, and its social and cultural context. While the majority of course work is in academic disciplines, the recognition that the making of images is closely aligned to their analysis requires that students take studio courses. This major provides a sound basis for pursuing graduate study in art history, art theory and criticism, or visual anthropology.

The requirements for the degree are 123 total credits. Thirty credits are in visual studies courses, twenty-four credits in Studio Art, fourteen credits in Art History, eighteen credits in Electives, and thirty-seven credits in University Core Curriculum.

The Art Education program is conceived as a curriculum ensuring a fully rounded preparation for the elementary and secondary school teacher. This program provides content study for art teacher preparation and teacher certification to teach art in kindergarten through twelfth grade.

The requirements for the degree are 128 total credits. Thirty-eight credits are in studio art, nine credits in Art History, sixteen credits in Art Education, twenty-six credits in Education, and thirty-five in University Core Curriculum.

To receive transfer credit for studio credits taken at other institutions a student must present a portfolio for each course. An evaluation will determine whether equivalent, elective, or no credit is to be awarded. The department will accept a maximum of 24 s.h. of transfer studio credits toward the major. 

Students with a major in art must take at least 68 semester hours in College of Liberal Arts courses. 

Bachelor of Arts candidates must complete the University Core requirements with the following difference: For the Core Language or International Studies requirement, candidates for the B.A. degree are required to complete both an International Studies and a Language requirement:

Complete the third semester of a language (course number C061, except in Critical Languages) and one international studies course or 

Complete the second semester of a language (course number 0052, except in Critical Languages) and two international studies courses, at least one of which must be "Third World/Non-Western." 

Courses taken in the major count toward the requirement to take 45 semester hours in upper-level courses. 

Minor Requirements

To minor in art, a minimum of seven courses (3 credits each) must be successfully completed, including the following:

C059 Introduction to Visual Language, Design 
C069 Introduction to Visual Language, Drawing 
C079 Introduction to Visual Language, Painting 
C055 Art History Western World I 

One of the following Printmaking courses: 
0131 Relief Printmaking 
0135 Intaglio Printmaking 
0136 Lithography

Two additional studio electives at the 0100 level: 
0118 Painting II 
0119 Painting Workshop I 
0120 Painting Workshop II 
C089 Introduction To Visual Language, 3-D Design 
0122 3-D Structures II 
0131 Relief Printmaking 
0133 Intermediate Relief Printmaking 
0136 Lithography 
0138 Intermediate Lithography 
0140 Introduction to Drawing 
0143 Intermediate Drawing I 
0144 Intermediate Drawing II 
0145 Drawing Workshop I 
0146 Drawing Workshop II 
0153 Watercolor I 
0154 Watercolor II 
0159 Color Design 
0181 Basic Photography B/W I 
0182 Basic Photography B/W II 
0183 Photography Workshop I 
0184 Photography Workshop II 
0186 Alternatives Processes 
0190 Color Photography 

To receive transfer credit for studio courses taken at other institutions, a student must present a portfolio for each course. An evaluation will determine whether equivalent, elective, or no credit is to be awarded. The department will accept a maximum of 6 s.h. of transfer studio credits towards the minor.
 

Bachelor of Arts in Art History Program

The art history curriculum includes lecture courses and seminars in Western and non-Western art history from ancient to modern: special concentrations include Aegean and Greek art; Etruscan and Roman art; Indian, African, and Oriental art; Early Christian art; Medieval art and architecture; Renaissance and Baroque painting and sculpture; European and American art of the Romantic era, and the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It also introduces the student to a wide variety of critical methods and approaches (connoisseurship, historiography, iconography, topography, and art theory and criticism). This major provides a sound basis for pursuing graduate study in art history, art theory and criticism, or work in museums or galleries.

Art history courses may be used to fulfill the arts area of the Core; specific courses may be used to fulfill international studies or American Culture Core curriculum requirements. 

Bachelor of Arts candidates must complete the University Core requirements with the following
difference: For the Core Language or International Studies requirement, candidates for the B.A. degree
are required to complete both an International Studies and a Language requirement:

Complete the third semester of a language (course number C061, except in Critical Languages) and one international studies course or 

Complete the second semester of a language (course number 0052, except in Critical Languages) and two international studies courses, at least one of which must be "Third World/Non-Western." 

Requirements in Liberal Arts: A minimum of 45 semester hours in CLA upper level courses (numbered 0100 and above) must be completed with a passing grade. All of the upper level art history classes will be counted towards the 45 semester hour minimum. Students will also need to fulfill CLA upper level distribution requirements.

Major Requirements

Two introductory art history courses from C051, C055, C056 or H095. One advanced lecture course of four semester hours from five of the following six groups: (1) Ancient, (2) Medieval, (3) Renaissance, (4) Baroque, (5) 19th Century, (6) 20th Century; a minimum of 12 additional hours in art history to be approved by the adviser; and one studio art course. One of the upper level courses must be a writing intensive course. 

Departmental honors requires completion of the major requirements with a 3.5 or better GPA.

Minor Requirements

19 semester hours in art history, including one introductory course (C051, C055, C056 or H095) and four upper level courses (0100 or above) with a grade of C- or better, with the approval of the undergraduate Art History adviser. 

Tyler School of Art BFA students with a minor in Art History: 24 semester hours in art history, including two introductory courses (0055 and 0056) and four upper level courses (0100 or above), with the approval of the undergraduate Art History adviser. 

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SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Rome

Juniors may elect a year or semester abroad. Housed in the Villa Caproni, facing the Tiber River just north of the Piazza del Popolo, the school offers courses in painting, drawing, graphic and interactive design, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and art history. Facilities include a library, an art gallery, private work areas, and full equipment in studio disciplines. Art history is taught through direct observation of original works and historic sites. The student also may elect courses in Italian, anthropology, history, or literature. For more information about Study Abroad options, see International Programs and Study Abroad.

Scotland

In conjunction with the Glasgow School of Art, the Crafts Department of the Tyler School of Art offers an intensive studio program in Scotland. The program consists of four weeks of traveling and intensive studio workshops in a variety of media while exploring the art, culture, and geographic beauty of Great Britain.

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ADMISSIONS

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science programs

Entering undergraduates are admitted to the Tyler main campus programs by the Director of Admissions of Temple University based on a review of the applicant's academic credentials. This procedure requires the applicant to file all records and test scores in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions of Temple University on the Main Campus. No portfolio is required for freshmen entering the BA or BS programs. See Undergraduate Admissions for more information.

September admission applications should be filed no later than March 31 of the previous academic year. For January admission, application should be made prior to November 15 of the previous semester. After the priority deadline dates, applications are accepted on a rolling admissions basis.

Applications and application materials may be obtained by calling: (215) 782-2828 or (215) 782-2875 or writing: Office of Admissions, Tyler School of Art of Temple University (801-00), 7725 Penrose Avenue, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania 19027.

Bachelor of Fine Arts program

Entering undergraduates are admitted to Tyler by the Director of Admissions of Temple University after consultation with Tyler's Assistant Dean for Admissions following the review of the student's academic record and art portfolio. This procedure requires the applicant to file all records and test scores in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions of Temple University on the Main Campus. See Undergraduate Admissions for more information.

September admission applications should be filed no later than March 31 of the previous academic year. For January admission, application should be made prior to November 15 of the previous semester. After the priority deadline dates, applications are accepted on a rolling admissions basis.

Applications and application materials may be obtained by calling: (215) 782-2828 or (215) 782-2875 or writing: Office of Admissions, Tyler School of Art of Temple University (801-00), Beech and Penrose Avenues, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania 19027.

Portfolio Review

In addition to satisfying academic requirements, all freshman applicants are required to present a portfolio for evaluation. Regularly scheduled portfolio reviews are held on the Tyler Campus. Applicants living at a considerable distance from Tyler may elect to submit a portfolio in 35mm slide form instead of appearing for an in-person interview. Those who live in or near the Philadelphia area, however, are expected to present a portfolio of original work during a review day. This is an occasion when applicants and their families may see the campus and discuss Tyler's educational program with faculty, staff, and students. Transfer applicants must submit a slide portfolio via the U.S. mail and must include a sturdy, self-addressed, stamped envelope for the return of the slides.

While the application to Tyler is being processed by Temple University, an interview by a member of the Tyler faculty must be arranged. All work included in the portfolio should have been completed during the previous year and should represent as broad a selection as possible: drawings from life, work in both color and black and white media, design examples, photography, prints, crafts, or sculpture. Portfolios must include five strong examples of drawing from observation regardless of the major the applicant wishes to pursue. No work that is copied from photographs or magazines should be included. It is not necessary to mat or frame any of the art work for this presentation. If slides are used, they are best shot outdoors in the shade using daylight film. Original work must not be sent through the mail. Instead, between ten and twenty pieces of work should be brought in for the portfolio review. 

The freshman applicant is advised to submit work done independently as well as under instruction. The transfer student should submit work that is representative of the college level studio work completed to date. 

In order to complete the application, an 81/2" x 11" self-portrait, in pencil from a mirror reflection, must be sent to Tyler. The application is not considered complete without the self-portrait; it becomes a permanent part of the application and is not returned. This self-portrait should not be framed or matted. Please refer to the Tyler catalogue for more information.

Transfer Students

To enroll with advanced standing, applicants must fulfill the admission requirements of Temple University as well as the special requirements of the School of Art. Applicants should demonstrate a level of art performance appropriate to the year for which they are applying. Usually this requires completion of a proportion of studio and academic courses comparable to that taken by Tyler students, as well as a comparable portfolio of 20 slides. The slides should represent all studio coursework taken, as well as work towards a specific major. The slides must also include five strong examples of drawing from observation regardless of the major the applicant wishes to pursue. 

All transfer students must submit a slide portfolio through the U.S. mail instead of an in-person review of art work. To be as fair and precise as possible in making transfer decisions it is necessary to consistently apply a uniform standard to all applicants. A transfer committee comprised of Tyler faculty and the Assistant Dean for Admissions will review the slide portfolios and academic records of each application to determine the best placement level possible. However, we strongly encourage all transfer applicants to visit the Tyler campus and to schedule a campus tour. 

Tyler accepts transfer students from accredited institutions of higher education and strives to keep any loss of credit to a minimum. The transfer student will be required to complete a minimum of 30 studio credits as a full-time student on the Tyler campus. In order to be transferable to the B.F.A. degree, studio credits must have been completed within the last 10 years. 

If the transfer student has not completed the equivalent of Tyler's Foundation Program, the deficient courses must be taken beginning with the first semester enrolled at Tyler. 

Transfer students are admitted at a specific studio level (second semester sophomore, first semester junior, etc.) which is determined by transferable courses, academic performance, and the portfolio evaluation by Tyler faculty.

Readmission Policy

All students who have attended Tyler School of Art of Temple University who wish to be considered for readmission to Tyler must fill out a readmission application available through the Associate Dean's office. For those students who left Tyler in good academic standing, who apply for readmission into a semester within three years of the last completed semester, no portfolio review or interview is required. A slide portfolio is required for those students who have not attended Tyler for more than three years from the semester in which they intend to apply for readmission. A slide portfolio is also required for all students who are dismissed from Tyler. Students who are dismissed from Tyler must also prove readiness to reenter the program by successfully completing a semester's worth of transferable credits (15) with a 2.5 cumulative G.P.A. from a fully accredited college or university. Any student who attends another college or university and has taken studio art credits must send in slides that represent studio coursework completed in order to have those credits considered for transfer credit into the Tyler BFA program. 

All slide portfolios must be sent to the Assistant Dean for Admissions who will present them to the Transfer Committee for review. The slides of readmission applicants with 36 or more total studio credits which have been satisfactorily completed within the 10 years prior to the semester for which they seek admission will also be sent to the area chairperson or senior faculty for review. The final decision regarding readmission will depend on both the recommendation of the transfer committee as well as the review of academic credentials by the Associate Dean. 

Slide carousels, videos, binders, photographs, and original work are not to be sent through the US mail, and if sent, will not be returned. 

Any student applying for readmission must be aware that Tyler will not accept studio credits from transfer or readmission applicants that are more than 10 years old into the BFA curriculum regardless of where those credits were completed. 

Academic credits will be accepted into the BFA program as determined by Temple University policy for the semester in which the student is applying for readmission.

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FINANCIAL AID

Entering freshmen, transfer students, and currently enrolled students may apply for financial aid. Financial aid awards are based on financial need, availability of funds, the number of eligible applicants, and scholastic promise. A typical financial aid package may include grants, loans, and/or work-study.

Financial aid is processed for one year only. The student is responsible for obtaining and submitting all necessary applications by the established deadlines once each year in order to reapply for financial aid including loans for the next year. If the student has a bachelor's degree or equivalent, s/he is not eligible for a Federal Pell Grant, PHEAA State Grant, Temple Grant, or Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG). The student may be eligible for Federal Stafford Loan (subsidized and unsubsidized) and/or Federal Parent Loan (PLUS) programs if s/he has not exhausted eligibility in those programs.

The student is required to maintain satisfactory academic progress (both credits and grade point average) in the course of study in order to renew financial aid awards. Federal regulations require the completion of a specific number of credits each semester or year, and maintenance of a satisfactory grade point average (GPA) for financial aid purposes.

This information is accurate as of July 1998. Subsequent changes in federal regulations may affect the terms and conditions of certain financial aid programs.

Detailed information and applications for financial aid are available through the Student Financial Services Office at Tyler (215) 782-2769 on Tuesdays and Fridays, or through the Main Campus (215) 204-2244.

Grants

Grants are available based on financial need and other factors and do not have to be repaid. The student must maintain satisfactory academic progress to reapply.

Federal Pell Grants

Federal Pell Grants are for students enrolled in an undergraduate degree program for at least six credit hours per semester. These grants are administered by the federal government. Grant amounts can range from approximately $200 to $3,000 per year, and the amount is determined by the federal government.

PHEAA Grants

Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency Grants are for Pennsylvania residents who are enrolled at least half-time (six credits or more) in an undergraduate degree program. PHEAA Grants range from approximately $100 to $2,900 per year, and the amount is determined by the Pennsylvania State Grant Agency.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants are federal funds administered by the University. The amounts are awarded by the Financial Aid Officer based on financial need and other grant requirements. They can range from $200 to $2,400 per year. The student must maintain satisfactory academic progress to renew the grant.

Temple University Grants

Temple University Grants are institutional funds awarded to full-time students and used to supplement other sources of aid. The amount is determined by the Student Financial Services Office. The student must maintain satisfactory academic progress to renew the application.

Loans

Loans are based on financial need and must be repaid. The student must maintain satisfactory academic progress to reapply.

Federal Perkins Loans

Federal Perkins Loans are five percent interest loans available through the University from the federal government. They can be awarded as part of the financial aid package. As a loan, the principal and interest must be repaid to Temple University with repayment beginning six months after graduation or leaving school. Sample repayment schedules are available from the Student Financial Services Office. The student must maintain satisfactory academic progress to renew the loan.

Federal Stafford Student Loans 

Federal Stafford Student Loans are available to students enrolled at least half-time (six credit hours) per semester. If the student has no outstanding loans under the Stafford program and is borrowing for the first time after October 1, 1992, the interest rate is variable. The interest rate may change every July 1 but will never exceed 8.25%. The interest rate will be 7.59% while the student is in school. If the loan goes into repayment before July 1, 2001 the rate is 8.19%. Applications for this variable rate loan are available at banks and other lending institutions.

The student may request up to $2,625 for the freshman year, $3,500 for the sophomore year, and $5,500 for both the junior and senior years. The loan can be used for tuition and other college-related expenses. To qualify for government subsidy of the interest payments while in school, the student must pass a "financial need" test. There is a new federal program for those students who do not qualify for part or all interest subsidy. The new program of unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans is for those students who do not qualify, in whole or in part, for the subsidized Federal Stafford Loans. The terms of the unsubsidized loan are the same as for the subsidized loans except (1) the student may pay all the interest that accrues on the loan during the period s/he is in school, during the grace period, and during periods of repayment and authorized deferment and (2) the student will be charged a 4% origination fee/insurance premium on each disbursement of the unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan.

As with any loan, the principal and interest must be repaid in full to the lending institution. Repayment of principal and interest begins 1) six months after graduation 2) if the student enrolls less than half-time 3) if the student leaves school. If approved for unsubsidized loans, the student may pay the interest on the loan while in school, or have the interest added to the loan principal (capitalization).

Applications and information about this loan program are available at local banks and lending institutions. The applications are not available in the Financial Aid Office. The student must maintain satisfactory academic progress to renew this loan.

Federal Work-Study Program

Federal Work-study is a federal part-time employment program for those students who have demonstrated financial need and who require the wages from employment to pursue their studies. Unlike other types of aid, money earned through work-study is not deducted from the tuition bill. Instead, the student receives a weekly paycheck for the amount of hours worked. If awarded work-study, s/he can arrange to work at school or off-campus at non-profit organizations. The amount of money to be earned each semester is determined by the Financial Aid Office. Summer work-study is also available. A separate application filed by the deadline date is required. The student must maintain satisfactory academic progress to renew this award. 

Scholarships

Tyler offers merit-based and merit/financial need-based scholarships dependent upon available funding. Generally, between eight and ten scholarships are awarded with amounts ranging from $500 to full tuition, depending on available funds. Some of these scholarships may continue dependent upon available funds, cumulative grade point average, and/or demonstrated financial need. Two $1,000 scholarships are reserved for selected entering freshmen who are nationally ranked in the Scholastic Art Awards.

In addition to scholarships based on portfolio, a number of scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement. These awards typically range from $500 to full tuition. For a list of current scholarships, contact the Tyler School of Art Admissions Office, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at (215) 782-2875.

Emergency Grants and Loans

Funds donated by alumni and friends of the school are available to students in the form of emergency grants and loans. Two such funds are the Boris Blai Memorial Tyler Student Aid Fund and the Stella Elkins Tyler Short Term Student Loans. Information about these funds is available through the Financial Aid Office and the Business Office at Tyler.

Awards and Prizes

Annual cash awards are given to graduating students who have excelled in art, demonstrated outstanding scholastic achievement, or distinguished themselves in a particular department. Among these awards are the Alec Abels Memorial Award in Painting, the Rudolf Staffel Award in Ceramics, the Boris Blai Memorial Award in Sculpture, the Wayne Becker Scholarship, the Jane D. Bonelli Art Education Award, the Kristin Huggins Memorial Award, the Allen Koss Memorial Awards, the Raphael Sabatini Memorial Award in Printmaking, the Herman Gundersheimer Award for Academic Excellence, the Essie Baron Memorial Award for outstanding scholastic and artistic achievement, the Carmela Corso Scholarship Prize, the Edith Weil Hecht Memorial Awards in Painting and Sculpture, the Lester and Violet Hecht Award in Printmaking, the Bertha Lowenburg Prize for excellence in art, the Nathan Margolis Award in Ceramics, the Dorothy H. Ward Memorial Award, the Philadelphia Print Center Award, the Plastic Club Award, and the Philadelphia Water Color Club Award.

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POLICIES AND REGULATIONS

The University policies and regulations generally apply to all undergraduate students and provide a framework within which schools and colleges may specify further conditions or variations appropriate to students in their courses or programs.

Courses Inapplicable to Graduation

Credits earned in ENG 40 & 41, SRAP, Mathematics 0015 (formerly Math 0001) and Military Science are not included in the minimum number of credits required for graduation. Mathematics 0045 (formerly Math 0002) may be included only when taken as an elective. Courses transferred from other institutions or taken at Temple University which do not satisfy studio, art history, or core curriculum requirements, are elective and inapplicable toward degree completion.

Honors

Each semester, those undergraduates who have a 3.50 average in 15 or more credit hours for the previous semester are placed on the Dean's List. Upon completing the undergraduate degree, a student with a 3.25 average is graduated cum laude; 3.50, magna cum laude; 3.75, summa cum laude.

Loss or Damage

Temple University is not responsible for loss of property of any student or other individual due to fire, theft, or other cause. The University may require dormitory students to present proof of insurance against loss by fire, theft, or other cause before assignment to any dormitory facility.

Student Art Work

The School reserves the right to keep art work submitted for course credit. In practice, this privilege is exercised sparingly but, in certain studio areas, the selection of one piece by each graduating student contributes to an important instructional collection. When the student art work is reproduced in Tyler publications, either in print form or electronic form, every effort will be made to give credit to the student artist.

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ADVISING

Academic Advising

Tyler Campus: Office of the Academic Coordinator
207 Tyler Hall 
(215) 782-2780

Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. by appointment 

Main Campus: Office of the Academic adviser for Art, Art Education, Art History
909 College of Engineering Building 
(215) 204-6389

Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. by appointment 

MAJOR ADVISING: 

Art and Art Education (Main) 
Anderson Hall, Room 311 
215-204-7191 

Art Education (Tyler) 
Tyler Hall, Room 304 
215-782-2730 

Art History (Main) 
Ritter Annex, 8th Floor 
215-204-7837 

Crafts (Tyler) 
Penrose Hall, Room 305 
215-782-2868 

Graphic Arts and Design (Tyler) 
Penrose Hall, Room 302 
215-782-2869 

Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture (Tyler) 
Penrose Hall, Room 303 
215-782-2870 

Tyler Campus Advising

Advising is provided, individually and in groups, to full-time matriculated students enrolled in Tyler School of Art. Additionally, the Wednesday before the start of telephone registration is set aside each semester for advising purposes, at which time students receive their DARS and meet with an adviser. First year students are advised by the Academic Coordinator and are automatically registered by the Tyler Office of Registration and Records. Studio advising is provided in the second year by sophomore studio advisers as assigned in each area. Major advising is by studio advisers in the student's area with academic advising provided by the Academic Coordinator. 

Freshmen are automatically scheduled for both their fall and spring semester classes. Midway through their second semester, freshmen are advised both individually and in groups by the Academic Coordinator and designated assistants on policies, methods, and procedures to assist them in self-registration for their first sophomore semester.

Sophomores also meet with the Academic Coordinator and selected advisers who will help them register for their second sophomore semester. When sophomores register for their junior year, they are assigned to a major adviser, who will be a faculty member from the major they enter and will continue to advise the student during her junior and senior years on studio matters.

Transfer students should consult the Academic Coordinator for advising.

Additional Advising Services

The Academic Coordinator (Tyler Hall, Room 207; 215-782-2780) should be contacted if there are questions concerning English 50 (College Composition), Intellectual Heritage, and other Core curriculum requirements, or developmental courses in English and mathematics. The Coordinator meets with all students on academic probation or designated "at-risk" by virtue of multiple mid-term deficiency notices; is responsible for specific adjustments due students with disabilities; and is available on a regular "drop-in" basis to students with problems impacting on their academic and collegiate progress.

Main Campus Advising

Art & Art Education and Art History

Advising is provided to matriculated students enrolled in the Art & Art Education and Art History programs on the Main Campus by the Tyler Academic adviser and the major undergraduate advisers in the departments. The week before the start of telephone registration is set aside each semester for advising purposes, at which time students can obtain their DARS report and meet with an adviser. Major advising is by advisers in the student's area with academic advising provided by the Academic adviser. The Academic adviser meets with undeclared students who are interested in various Tyler majors.

The Academic adviser should be contacted if there are questions concerning English 50 (College Composition), Intellectual Heritage, and other Core curriculum requirements, or developmental courses in English and mathematics. The adviser meets with all students on academic probation or designated "at-risk" by virtue of multiple mid-term deficiency notices; is responsible for specific adjustments due students with disabilities; and is available by appointment to students with problems impacting on their academic and collegiate progress.

The Associate Dean (Tyler Hall, Room 200; 215-782-2718) is available for advising that cannot be handled through normal channels, or to help with special problems.
 

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 132 semester hours of credit with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00.

Curriculum

Three Requirement Areas 
 
Studio  83 
Art History  16 
University Core Curriculum 33 
Total  132 

Four Year Sequence
 
Freshman Fall Spring
Drawing 3 3
2-D Design 3 3
3-D Design 3 3
Foundation Computer 2*  
Art Heritage I and II 4 4
Composition 50 3 -
Intellectual Heritage I - 3
Total: 34 credits  18 16

* May be taken in either the Fall or Spring semester
 
Sophomore    
Studio electives 9 9
Intellectual Heritage II 3 -
University Core Curriculum 6 9
Total: 36 credits  18  18
     
Junior    
Studio major  6 6
Studio electives 3 6
University Core Curriculum 6 3
Total: 30 credits 15 15
     
Senior    
Studio major 6 6
Studio electives 6 6
Art History elective 4 4
Total: 32 credits  16 16

 

BFA Degree with Teaching Certification

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with Teaching Certification may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 149 semester hours of credit with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00.

Curriculum

Five Requirement Area
 
Studio 74
Art History  16
University Core Curriculum  32 
Education Core 11 
Art Education  16
Total 149

Four Year Sequence
 
Freshman  Fall  Spring
Drawing  3 3
2-D Design 3 3
3-D Design  3 3
Foundation Computer 2*  
Art Heritage I and II 4 4
Composition 50 3 -
Intellectual Heritage I - 3
Total: 34 credits 18 16

* May be taken in either the Fall or Spring semester
 
Sophomore    
Three Studio Courses 9 9
Art History Elective 1 - 4
Intellectual Heritage II 3
Education 0110 - 4
(prereq. for Art Ed. 0085)    
Psychology 0050 3 -
(prereq. for Ed. 0110 and 0121)    
University Core 3 -
Total: 35 credits 18  17

 
 
Junior    
Studio courses 9 12 
Art Education 0085 4
Speech Communication 0065 - 2
University Core 1 3 -
Art History Elective 1 4 -
Total: 34 credits 16  18

Summer Session - Main or Ambler Campus
 
Education 0122 3  
(prereq. for Art Ed. 0187)    
Education X060 3  
(prereq. for Art Ed. 0187)    
University Core 6  
Total: 12 credits 12   
Senior    
Studio Courses 12 3
Art Ed. 0187 - 12
(Student Teaching)     
Academic Core 6 -
Total: 33 credits 18 15

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS

Concentration in Studio Art

The Bachelor of Art degree with a concentration in Studio Art may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 123 semester hours of credit with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00.

Curriculum

Five Requirement Areas
 
Studio Courses   42 
Art History   6 - 8 
Upper Level Liberal Arts   18
Other Electives   10 - 17 
University Core Curriculum    37 - 44
Total   123 

Four Year Sequence
 
Freshman Year Fall Spring
Drawing 3 -
2-D Design 3 -
Painting - 3
3-D Design 3
Art Heritage I & II 3 3
University Core 6 6
Total: 30 credits 15  15 
Sophomore Year Fall Spring
Color Design 3 -
Drawing II 3 -
Painting II  - 3
Printmaking - 3
University Core 9
Total: 30 credits 15  15

 
 
Junior Year  Fall  Spring
Printmaking 3 -
Studio Electives 3
Liberal Arts 6 6
Other Electives 3 3
University Core  3 3
Total: 33 credits 18 15 

 
 
Senior Year Fall Spring
Studio Electives - 6
Art Seminar 3 -
Liberal Arts 3 3
Other Electives 6
University Core  6 -
Total: 30 credits 15 15 

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS

Concentration in Visual Studies

The Bachelor of Art degree with a concentration in Visual Studies may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 123 semester hours of credit with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00.

Curriculum

Five Requirement Areas
 
Visual Studies Concentration   30
Studio   24 
Art History   14
Other Electives   18
University Core Curriculum   37
Total   123

 

Four Year Sequence
 
Freshman Year Fall  Spring
Drawing 3 -
2-D Design 3 -
Painting - 3
3-D Design 3
Art Heritage I & II 3
University Core 6
Total: 30 credits 15  15
Sophomore Year Fall Spring
Concentration Requirements 3 3
Printmaking, Photography, or Computer Imaging 3
Art History Electives 4
University Core 6 6
Total: 32 credits  16  16

 
 
Junior Year Fall Spring
Concentration Requirements 3 3
Concentration Electives 3
Other Electives 3 3
University Core 6
Total: 31 credits  16  15

 
 
Senior Year Fall Spring
Capstone Seminar 3 -
Concentration Electives 3 6
Other Electives 6 6
University Core 3
Total: 30 credits 15  15

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ART EDUCATION

The Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 128 semester hours of credit with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00.

Curriculum

Five Requirement Areas
 
Studio   38
Art History   9
Core Curriculum   35 - 45
(including Liberal Arts)    
Art Education    16
Education   26
Total   128

 

Four Year Sequence
 
Freshman Year Fall Spring
Drawing 3 -
2-D Design 3 -
Painting - 3
3-D Design - 3
Art Heritage I & II 3
Intellectual Heritage I & II 3
College Composition 50, Psychology 50  3
Liberal Arts - 3
Total: 33 credits 15 18
Sophomore Year    
Relief Printing, Studio Elective 3 3
Color Design  - 3
Education 110, 111 4 3
Education X060  - 3
Education 255  - 3
Speech Communication 3 -
Liberal Arts 6 -
Total: 31 credits 16 15
Junior Year    
Studio Art 6 3
Art Education 85 4
Art History 3 -
Education 122, 153, 155 3 6
Liberal Arts 3 3
Total: 31 credits 15 16

 
 
Senior Year    
Studio Art Seminar 3
Ceramics 3 -
Liberal Arts 9 -
Art Education 187 - 12
(Student Teaching)    
Total: 30 credits 15  15

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ART HISTORY 

The Bachelor of Art degree in Art History may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 123 semester hours of credit with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00.

Curriculum

Five Requirement Areas
 
Art History    38 
Studio Art   
Upper Level Liberal Arts   45
University Core Curriculum   37 - 44
Total   123

 

Four Year Sequence
 
Freshman Year Fall Spring
Two of the following:    
Visual Experience, Art of Asia, 
Art Heritage I or II
3 3
University Core 12 12
Total: 30 credits 15 15
Sophomore Year    
Three of the following six:    
Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, 19th Century, or 
20th Century
8 4
Liberal Arts - 5
University Core 7 6
Total: 30 credits 15 15
Junior Year    
Two of the following six that were not taken in the Sophomore year:    
Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, 19th Century, or 
20th Century
4 4
Art History Electives -
Liberal Arts 8 8
Studio Art  3
Total: 31 credits 16 15
Senior Year    
Art History Electives 4 4
Liberal Arts 12 12 
Total: 32 credits  16 16

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