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Crafts

Nicholas Kripal, Chairperson

Tyler School of Art Building
Administrative Suite Room 210N
215-777-9168
nkripal@temple.edu

 

The Crafts Department encompasses the media disciplines of Ceramics/Glass, Fibers, and Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM. These disciplines are rooted in a rich history, developed and refined within a contemporary context, and practiced and experienced through a series of formal presentations and evaluations. The Crafts Department faculty endeavor to refine and interpret Crafts traditions, techniques, and concepts while also pursuing the frontiers of their disciplines through their studio practice.

Students are challenged to explore the broad cultural and historical contexts in which their disciplines are made, exhibited, and experienced. They are encouraged to pursue their individual visions with an attitude of curiosity and imagination. The end goal of the curriculum is the education of a Crafts artist who will be creatively active throughout their lives, contributing to the enrichment of not only the communities in which they live and work, but the world community as well.

Upon graduation, students go on to careers in art education, design, the arena of not-for-profit and commercial galleries, and the professional practice of a studio artist. Many students go on to graduate school in order to receive further training and research for their eventual professional careers.

Ceramics/Glass

Nicholas Kripal, Area Head, Ceramics

Tyler School of Art Building
Rooms 150/160
215-777-9201
nkripal@temple.edu

Jon Clark, Area Head, Glass

Tyler School of Art Building
Room 120
215-777-9211
jonclark@temple.edu

In the Ceramics area, equipment is available for wheel work, mold making, and slip casting projects, as well as large kilns for hand building and sculpture. Processes include: wood firing, raku, salt glazing, stoneware, and porcelain. The glass curriculum incorporates glass blowing, casting, fusing, and kiln work.

Major Requirements for B.F.A. in Ceramics

Sophomore Prerequisites:
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Crafts 2151 Beginning Ceramics 3

 

Crafts 2161 Intermediate Ceramics  3  
 
Junior Requirements:
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Crafts 3162 Advanced Ceramics  6  
Crafts   Two additional specialized Ceramics courses     6  
 
Senior Requirements:
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Crafts 4162 Advanced Ceramics   6  
Crafts   Two additional specialized Ceramics courses      6  


Major Requirements for B.F.A. in Glass  

Sophomore Requirements:
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Crafts   2258  Introduction to Glass     3  
         
Junior Requirements:
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Crafts 3243 Advanced Glass Seminar 3  
Crafts 3244 Advanced Glass, Topic: Visiting Artist Series 3  
         
At least two of the following courses:    
Crafts 3237

3238
Glass Construction, Topic: Kiln Working
      or
Glass Construction, Topic: Cold Glass
3

3
 
Crafts 3231

3242
Hot Glass,Topic: Blowing
      or
Hot Glass Casting
3

3
 
         
Senior Requirements:
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Crafts  4252 Advanced Glass Seminar     3  
Crafts  4244 Advanced Glass Seminar: Visiting Artist Series 3  
         
At least two of the following courses:    
Crafts

Crafts
4237

4238
Glass Construction, Topic: Kiln Working
          or
Glass Construction, Topic: Cold Glass  
3

3
 
Crafts

Crafts
4241

4242
Hot Glass Blowing
          or
Hot Glass Casting
3

3
 

 

Suggested Semester-by-Semester Plan for the B.F.A. in Ceramics:

Requirements for New Freshman Students starting in the 2009-2010 Academic Year

Year 1 - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
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  
Art History 1155 Art Heritage Western World I 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 1 - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 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 Western World II 3  
Foundation 1541/1542 Foundation Computer and Lab*  2  
Subtotal     17  
*will be assigned in either fall or spring of year 1.
 
Year 2 - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Quantitative Literacy 4 GQ
Crafts 2151 Beginning Ceramics 3  
Crafts 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective 3  
Crafts 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 2 - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
Crafts 2161 Intermediate Ceramics 3  
Crafts 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective 3  
Crafts 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Year 3 - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Crafts 3162 Advanced Ceramics 3  
Crafts   Studio Major 3  
Crafts 3000+ Specialized Ceramics Course 3  
Elective   Non-studio Elective 3  
Art History   Art History Elective 4  
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 3 - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society 3 GG
Crafts 3162 Advanced Ceramics 3  
Crafts 3000+ Specialized Ceramics Course 3  
    Studio Elective 3  
Art History   Art History Elective 4 WI
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 4 - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Human Behavior 3 GB
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology I 3 GS
Crafts 4162 Advanced Ceramics 3  
Crafts 3000+ Specialized Ceramics Course 3  
    Studio Elective 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Year 4 - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology II 3 GS
Crafts 4162 Advanced Ceramics 3  
Crafts 3000+ Specialized Ceramics Course 3  
    Studio Elective 3  
Crafts 4496 Business Practices in Crafts 3 WI
Subtotal     15  
 
Total Hours for B.F.A. in Ceramics: 126  

 

Suggested Semester-by-Semester Plan for the B.F.A. in Glass:

Requirements for New Freshman Students starting in the 2009-2010 Academic Year

Year 1 - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
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  
Art History 1155 Art Heritage Western World I 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 1 - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 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 Western World II 3  
Foundation 1541/1542 Foundation Computer and Lab*  2  
Subtotal     17  
*will be assigned in either fall or spring of year 1.
 
Year 2 - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Quantitative Literacy 4 GQ
Crafts 2258 Introduction to Glass 3  
Crafts 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective 3  
Crafts 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 2 - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
Crafts 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective 3  
Crafts 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective 3  
Crafts 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Year 3 - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Crafts 3243 Advanced Glass Seminar 3  
Crafts 3237
 or
3238
Glass Construction: Kiln Working
    or
Glass Construction: Cold Glass
3  
    Studio Elective 3  
Elective   Non-studio Elective 3  
Art History   Art History Elective 4  
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 3 - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society 3 GG
Crafts 3244 Advanced Glass, Topic: Visiting Artist Series 3  
Crafts 3231
 or
3242
Hot Glass Blowing
     or
Hot Glass Casting
3  
    Studio Elective 3  
Art History   Art History Elective 4 WI
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 4 - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Human Behavior 3 GB
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology I 3 GS
Crafts 4252 Advanced Glass Seminar 3  
Crafts 4237
  or
4238
Glass Construction: Kiln Working
     or
Glass Construction: Cold Glass
3  
    Studio Elective 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Year 4 - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology II 3 GS
Crafts 4244 Advanced Glass Seminar: Visiting Artist Series 3  
Crafts 4241
 or
4242
Hot Glass Blowing
     or
Hot Glass Casting
3  
    Studio Elective 3  
Crafts 4496 Business Practices in Crafts 3 WI
Subtotal     15  
 
Total Hours for B.F.A. in Glass: 126  

 

Fibers

Rebecca Medel, Area Head

Tyler School of Art Building

Room 250
215-777-9136
rmedel@temple.edu

The Fibers major includes equipment and classes in weaving, off-loom structures, fabric dyeing and surface processes, screen printing on fabric, digital printing, and the use of alternative materials. Once students acquire an understanding and proficiency of techniques and media, the program promotes experimentation and development of a personal direction.

 

Major Requirements for B.F.A. in Fibers

Sophomore Prerequisites:
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Crafts  2305 Fabric Pattern & Image I     3  
Crafts 2317 Off Loom Structure I 3  
 
Junior and Senior Requirements:
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Eight of the following courses:     
Crafts 2318
3312
3314
3317
3318
3371
3385
4305
4317
4318
4371
Woven Structure I
Alternative Materials
Digital Printing Fabric
Off Loom Structure II
Woven Structure II
Silkscreen on Fabric I
Field Internship in Fibers
Fabric Pattern & Image II
Off Loom Structure III
Woven Structure III
Silkscreen on Fabric II
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
 

 

Suggested Semester-by-Semester Plan for the B.F.A. in Fibers:

Requirements for New Freshman Students starting in the 2009-2010 Academic Year

Year 1 - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
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  
Art History 1155 Art Heritage Western World I 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 1 - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 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 Western World II 3  
Foundation 1541/1542 Foundation Computer and Lab*  2  
Subtotal     17  
*will be assigned in either fall or spring of year 1.
 
Year 2 - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Quantitative Literacy 4 GQ
Crafts 2305 Fabric Pattern Image 3  
Crafts 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective 3  
Crafts 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 2 - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
Crafts 2318 Woven Structure I 3  
Crafts 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective 3  
Crafts 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Year 3 - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Crafts 2317 Off Loom Structure I 3  
Crafts   Studio Major 3  
Crafts 3000+ Specialized Fibers Course 3  
Elective   Non-studio Elective 3  
Art History   Art History Elective 4  
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 3 - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society 3 GG
Crafts 3371 Silkscreen on Fabric I 3  
Crafts 3000+ Specialized Fibers Course 3  
    Studio Elective 3  
Art History   Art History Elective 4 WI
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 4 - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Human Behavior 3 GB
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology I 3 GS
Crafts 4000+ Specialized Fibers Course 3  
Crafts   Specialized Fibers Course 3  
    Studio Elective 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Year 4 - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology II 3 GS
Crafts 4000+ Specialized Fibers Course 3  
Crafts   Specialized Fibers Course 3  
    Studio Elective 3  
Crafts 4496 Business Practices in Crafts 3 WI
Subtotal     15  
 
Total Hours for B.F.A. in Fibers: 126  

 

Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM

Stanley Lechtzin, Area Head

Tyler School of Art Building 
Room 220
215-777-9129
stanlech@temple.edu

This program stresses the use of traditional techniques and materials in relation to their historical significance while encouraging the use of new technologies in the advanced courses. The assignments are focused on the design and creation of jewelry, functional forms, tableware, furniture, lighting, toys, and product design, to name a few. Along with teaching studio practices centered around the utilization of metal, plastics, and composite materials, the curriculum integrates the technologies of digital practices as they relate to three-dimensional form realization, and include computer-aided-design, computer-aided manufacture and 3D printing technologies.  

Major requirements for B.F.A. in Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM

Sophomore Prerequisite:
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Crafts 2453 or 2454 Jewelry 3  
 
Junior Requirements:
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Crafts 2433 CAD-CAM I 3  
Crafts 3465 Junior Metalsmithing 3  
Crafts 3466 Junior Metalsmithing 3  
    One specialized Metals course     3  
 
Senior Requirements:
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Crafts 3434 CAD-CAM II 3  
Crafts 4463 Senior Metals & Plastics  3  
Crafts 4464 Senior Metals & Plastics 3  
    One specialized Metals course   3  

 

Suggested Semester-by-Semester Plan for the B.F.A. in Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM:

Requirements for New Freshman Students starting in the 2009-2010 Academic Year

Year 1 - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
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  
Art History 1155 Art Heritage Western World I 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 1 - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 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 Western World II 3  
Foundation 1541/1542 Foundation Computer and Lab*  2  
Subtotal     17  
*will be assigned in either fall or spring of year 1.
 
Year 2 - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Quantitative Literacy 4 GQ
Crafts 2453 Jewelry 3  
Crafts 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective 3  
Crafts 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 2 - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
Crafts 2454 Jewelry 3  
Crafts 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective 3  
Crafts 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Year 3 - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Crafts 3465 Junior Metalsmithing 3  
Crafts 2433 or 3433 CAD/CAM I 3  
Crafts   Specialized MJC-C Course 3  
Elective   Non-studio Elective 3  
Art History   Art History Elective 4  
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 3 - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society 3 GG
Crafts 3466 Junior Metalsmithing 3  
Crafts 3434 CAD/CAM II 3  
    Studio Elective 3  
Art History   Art History Elective 4 WI
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 4 - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Human Behavior 3 GB
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology I 3 GS
Crafts 4463 Senior Metals & Plastics 3  
Crafts   Specialized MJC-C Course 3  
    Studio Elective 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Year 4 - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology II 3 GS
Crafts 4464 Senior Metals & Plastics 3  
Crafts   Specialized MJC-C Course 3  
    Studio Elective 3  
Crafts 4496 Business Practices in Crafts 3 WI
Subtotal     15  
 
Total Hours for B.F.A. in Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM: 126  

Specialized Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM (MJC-C) or Elective Courses:

Crafts 2408, 3408: Electroforming Workshop

Crafts 2409, 3409: Color in Metals

Crafts 2413: Machine Tool Processes

Crafts 2415, 3415: Production Processes

Crafts 2475, 2476: Casting

Crafts 3407: Plastics for Jewelry

Crafts 3435: Advanced CAD/CAM

Crafts 3459: Metalsmithing

Crafts 3463: Enameling

Crafts 3467: Tyler Metals Workshop, England/Scotland

Crafts 3471; Lapidary and Stone Setting

Crafts 3479: Photo Etching in Jewelry

Crafts 4435, 4436: Rapid Prototyping

Crafts 4471: Senior Seminar in Metals

Crafts 4485: Field Internship Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM

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