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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 artmaking 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. Special effort is made to put the visiting artist in contact with our graduate students.

Painting/Drawing

Margo Margolis, Department Chair, Painting Area Head

Tyler School of Art Building
Room 300
215-777-9176
margom@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 course offerings range from Figure Drawing to Senior Painting Studio, a capstone course for Painting majors.  Advanced level courses offer a range of technical, topic, and theory based exposures to contemporary approaches to painting.  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        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
PDS 2011 or 2111 Painting 3  

Drawing        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
PDS 2311, 2321 or 2331 Intermediate Drawing   3  
         
Note: PDS 2341 or 3341 (Digital Drawing) may be substituted for PDS 2311, 2321, or 2331 (Intermediate Drawing).
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 as a major. 

JUNIOR AND SENIOR REQUIREMENTS: 

Eight courses totaling 24 credit hours. These courses must satisfy the following grade level requirements: Two Painting courses must be taken at the 3000-level, and two Painting courses must be taken at the 4000-level. Two Drawing courses must be taken at the 3000-level, and two Drawing courses must be taken at the 4000-level.

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        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Select three courses, a total of 9 hours, from the following list:     
PDS 2051 Painting Materials & Techniques 3  
PDS 3021 or 4021 Landscape 3  
PDS 3041, 3141 or 4041 Color 3  
PDS 3031 or 4031 Figure Painting 3  
PDS 3596 PDS Seminar (for Painting credit) 3 WI
PDS 3011, 3111, 4011, 4111 Advanced Painting 3  
PDS 4072 and 4172 Senior Painting Studio (see note #1, 2 & 3)  6  
Note 1: 4072 and 4172 is Jury-selected by the faculty and must have faculty approval.
Note 2: 4072 and 4172 is a six-credit course that counts as two courses.  The course is team-taught by two faculty members and meets four times a week.
Note 3: 4072 and 4172 may be taken for Painting and/or Drawing Credit.
         
Capstone Course      
PDS 3596 PDS Seminar 3 WI

Drawing        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Select three courses, a total of 9 hours, from the following list:     
PDS 3451 Interactive Projects 3  
PDS 3431, 3441, 4431 or 4441 Figure Drawing 3  
PDS 3411, 3421 or 4411 Advanced Drawing 3  
PDS 3596 PDS Seminar (for Drawing credit)            3 WI
         
Note: The faculty strongly recommends PDS 3596: PDS Seminar, as one of the eight courses.  This seminar course may be counted as either a Drawing or Painting course.  PDS Seminar fulfills the writing-intensive requirement in the major.
Note: 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.

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.  All majors are provided with studios in the sculpture shop starting in the junior year.  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.

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
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

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
PDS 3611, 3621

3612, 3622
Advanced Sculpture
     or
Advanced Sculpture
3  
PDS 3611, 3621

3612, 3622 
Advanced Sculpture, Special Topics
     or
Advanced Sculpture, Special Topics
3

3
 
PDS 4611 Senior Sculpture 3  
Note: "Special Topics" include: 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.
         
Three Specialized Courses in Sculpture from the following list:       
PDS 2632, 3631 Installation 3  
PDS 3731 Sculpture Techniques & Materials 3  
PDS 2641 or 3641 Mold Making Technology 3  
PDS 2631 Figure Modeling 3  
PDS 3721 Public Art Projects 3  
PDS 4585 Field Internship 3  
PDS 4582 Independent Study 3  
Note: It is possible to do Field Internships with alternative arts organizations and art fabrication companies in the Philadelphia area.
         
Two advanced-level courses in drawing from the following list:     
PDS 3411, 3421, 4411 Advanced Drawing 3  
PDS 3431, 3441, 4431, 4441 Figure Drawing 3  
PDS 3341 Digital Drawing 3  
PDS 2521 Video Workshop 3  
Students can select studio elective courses from anywhere in the Temple system.  However the faculty encourages taking sculpture courses in excess of the required.  These additional courses can count as studio electives.  

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