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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 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, Area Head

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

Graphic & Interactive Design is visual communication that uses creative combinations of ideas, art, and technology to inform and influence specific audiences. Course offerings include assignments in corporate identity, packaging, publishing, poster design, advertising, signage, environmental design, illustration, and design for the web and CD-ROM.

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

SOPHOMORE REQUIREMENTS

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GAD 2001 Graphic Design 3  
GAD 2021 Computers for Design  3  
         
Note 1:  A final grade of B-minus or better is required in Graphic Design 2001 in order to continue in the major at the junior level.
Note 2:  Graphic and Interactive Design majors who plan to go to Rome 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 before going to Rome.

JUNIOR REQUIREMENTS

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
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
Advanced Typography
Interactive Design
Digital Narratives
Illustration
Advertising Design (Spring)
3
3
3
3
3
 
         
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 also required for students taking GAD 4007: Senior Interactive Design or GAD 3027:
Digital Narratives.
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.

SENIOR REQUIREMENTS:  

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GAD 4196 Senior Portfolio (Spring only)   3 WI*
Select three specialized courses in Senior Graphic Design from the following:          
GAD 3013 or 3015
3027
3041
4000 or 4001
4002
4003
4004
4005
4006
4007
4008 or 4009
4011
4111 or 4112
Advanced Typography
Digital Narratives
Advertising Design
Senior Design/Special Topics or Workshop
Senior Design/Advanced Projects in Design
Senior Design/Art Direction
Senior Design/Packaging
Senior Design/Publishing
Senior Design/Corporate
Senior Interactive Design
Senior Design/Projects in Authorship
Senior Design/Design for the Public Good
Senior Illustration
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
 
         
Note: GAD 4196: Senior Portfolio fulfills the writing-intensive requirement in the major.
*Indicates Writing Capstone  

 

Photography

Martha Madigan, Area Head 

Tyler School of Art Building
Room B30
215-777-9234
mmadigan@temple.edu

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 the development of personal vision for the artist.

Major Requirements for B.F.A. in Photography

SOPHOMORE PREREQUISITE

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GAD 2441 or 2451 Photography I    3  
GAD 2461 Digital Imaging (prereq for Digital Photography) 3  

JUNIOR AND SENIOR REQUIREMENTS

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GAD 3402 View Camera   3  
GAD 3411 Digital Photography (prereq: Digital Imaging)  3  
GAD 3412 Photography II 3  
GAD 3431 Color Photography I 3  
GAD 3441 Advanced Photo Workshop (fall or spring) 3  
GAD 3461 Photo Process Workshop  3  
GAD 4441 Senior Photography  (Fall) 3  
GAD 4451 Senior Photography  (Spring) 3  
Electives:          
GAD 3185 Field Internship in Photography 3  
GAD 3421 Digital Projects 3  
GAD 3422 Contemporary Photography 3  
GAD 3432 Color Photography II 3  
GAD 3471 Photo Process Workshop  3  

 

Printmaking

Dan Dallmann, Area Head

Tyler School of Art Building
Room 260
215-777-9125
dallmann@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, viscosity color printing, woodcut, and the full utilization of the computer as an image-creating tool.

Major Requirements for B.F.A. in Printmaking 

SOPHOMORE PREREQUISITE

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GAD 2701
  or
2702
Survey of Printmaking Techniques
(Lithography and Serigraphy)
Survey of Printmaking Techniques
(Relief Printing and Etching)
3

3
 

JUNIOR REQUIREMENTS

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GAD 2711 Serigraphy (Prereq for Adv. Serigraphy)  3  
GAD 2731 or 2741   Etching (Prereq for Adv. Etching)  3  
GAD 2751 or 2761 Lithography (Prereq for Adv. Litho)  3  
GAD 3896    Art Career Workshop  3 WI*
*Indicates Writing Capstone

SENIOR REQUIREMENTS:    

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Two or more advanced courses chosen from the following:            
GAD 3711
3731
3751
Advanced Serigraphy
Advanced Etching
Advanced Lithography
3
3
3
 
One or more specialized course in Printmaking from the following:    
GAD 3811
3831
3841
4911
Printmaking Workshop (Intermedia)
Relief & Monoprint Workshop
Color Print Workshop (Intermedia)
Senior Project Workshop/Seminar
3
3
3
3
 

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