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ART AND ART EDUCATION

Jo-Anna J. Moore, Ed.D., Chair
Marilyn Holsing, M.A., Undergraduate Contact, Professor of Art, Undergraduate Advisor
Anderson Hall, Room 311
215-204-7191
jmoore06@temple.edu
mholsing@temple.edu
artedart@temple.edu

 

The Art and Art Education Department (AAE), located at Temple University, Main Campus, offers the Bachelor of Arts in Art degree with three different concentrations: the B.A. in Art, Studio Concentration; the B.A. in Art, Digital Media Concentration; and the B.A. in Art, Visual Studies Concentration. Our studio courses offer the chance to study art within a liberal arts context, basing course content and pedagogical approach on a view of studio experience as part of education in a broad sense rather than primarily as training for a profession.  We offer the Bachelor of Science in Art Education, an accredited program leading to Pennsylvania Certification in Art, K-12.  Newly-expanded offerings in the Community Arts have developed courses with outreach to the Philadelphia community.  Graduates from our Art programs have gone on to graduate study, field work in art galleries, studios, and a wide variety of art-related occupations.  We have a 92% placement rate for Art Education in K-12 schools and also in community sites.

Bachelor of Arts in Art

(Studio, Digital Media, or Visual Studies Concentration)

The Bachelor of Arts in Art with a Studio concentration offers students a strong focus in visual art practice 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 Bachelor of Arts in Art with a Digital Media concentration enables students to focus on the use of computer technologies as offered in courses throughout the University, including those in the programs of Art, Architecture, Film and Media Arts, Music, Theater, Dance, etc.  This wide range of courses fosters the development of an interdisciplinary approach to image-making that considers both the aesthetic and technical sides of this genre.  

The Bachelor of Arts in Art with a Visual Studies concentration enables students to organize multiple 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 their course work is in academic disciplines, students take studio courses in part because the making of images is closely aligned to their analysis. This major provides a sound basis for pursuing graduate study in art history, art theory and criticism, or visual anthropology.  

Bachelor of Arts candidates must complete the University Core requirements with the following: 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; or complete the third semester of a language and one international studies course; or complete the second semester of a language and two international studies courses, at least one of which must be "Third World/Non-Western."  

Students must complete at least 15 semester hours in upper-level Liberal Arts courses. Courses taken in the major count toward the requirement.

The Bachelor of Arts degree for all concentrations 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 2.50.


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. Transfer portfolio evaluations take place twice each semester but not in the summer semesters. The department will accept a maximum of 24 semester hours of transfer studio credits toward the major. 

Bachelor of Arts in Art Major Requirements

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Art 1501 Intro to Visual Language: Design 3 AR
Art 1401 Intro to Visual Language: Drawing 3 AR
Art 1101 Intro to Visual Language: Painting 3 AR
Art  1201 Intro to Visual Language: 3-D Design 3 AR
Art 4796 Art Seminar 3 WI*
Art History 1155 Art Heritage of the Western World I 3 AR
Art History 1156 Art Heritage of the Western World II 3 AR
         
Select one from the following list: 3  
Art History

Philosophy

Anthropology
Elective

1061

3324
2000 or above
     or
Art and Society
     or
Anthropology and Art
 

AR
         
* For students starting the program in September of 2005    
A course chosen here cannot be used as part of upper-level CLA requirements

Students must also satisfy all requirements of one of the following three concentrations:

Studio Concentration Requirements

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Art 2111 Aqueous Media 3  
Art 2402 Drawing II 3  
Art 2102 Painting II 3  
Art History   Two Art History Electives (except 1001) 8  
         
Select two from the following list: 6  
Art 2301, 2311,
2302, 2312, 3321
Printmaking    
Art 2801, 2802 Photography    
Art 2811, 2812 Digital Photography    
Art 2601, 2602 Computer Imaging    
         
Art   Five Studio Electives 15  
CLA   Five upper-level CLA courses, one must be in Social Science. Upper-level Art History courses can be counted.  15  


Digital Media Concentration Requirements

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Art   Two Non-Digital Studio Electives 6  
         
Select one from the following list: 3  
Art 2301, 2311,
2302, 2312
Printmaking    
Art 2801, 2802 Photography    
         
Art   Five Digital Studio Electives 15  
Art   Two Additional Studio Electives, digital or non-digital. 6  
CLA   Five upper-level CLA courses, one must be in Social Science. Upper-level Art History courses can be counted here. 15  

Visual Studies Concentration Requirements

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Select one from the following list: 3  
Art 2301, 2311 Printmaking    
Art 2801, 2802 Photography    
Art 2811, 2812 Digital Photography    
Art 2601, 2602 Computer Imaging    
         
Select four from the following list: 12  
Anthropology 3324 Anthropology and Art    
Philosophy 1061
2131
Art and Society
Introduction to Aesthetics
  AR
History 1011 Modern U.S. History Through Film    
FMA 1172 Introduction to Film & Video Analysis    
English 2711
2712
2713
Introduction to Cinema Studies
International Film
Art of the Film
 
RS
         
Art History   Two Art History Electives (except 1001) 8  
    Six Concentration Electives drawn from Studio, Theory, History or Science. See Department Advisor. Courses used in the category “Select four from the following” cannot be used in this category. 18  

Art Minor Requirements

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Art 1501 Intro to Visual Language: Design 3 AR
Art 1401 Intro to Visual Language: Drawing 3 AR
Art 1101 Intro to Visual Language: Painting 3 AR
Art History 1155 Art Heritage of the Western World I 3 AR
         
Select one from the following list: 3  
Art 2301
2311
2801
Relief Printmaking
Lithography
Basic Photography B/W I
   
         
Art   Two Additional Studio Electives 6  
Note: The department will accept a maximum of 9 s.h. of transfer studio credits towards the minor. A portfolio of work must be submitted for review by Department faculty.

 

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