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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 student's 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 Designers use creative combinations of ideas, art, and technology to inform and influence specific audiences.  Graphic and Interactive Design at Tyler is a practice-based program that prepares students to work in both print and interactive media.  From sophomore through senior year, students explore image making, typography, material, craft and technology--essential components of visual communication.  Courses include assignments that represent different aspects of design practice such as identity and branding, packaging, publishing, poster design, advertising, signage, environmental design, illustration, and design for the web, CD-ROM and motion graphics.  The program trains students to work on client-driven projects as well as design authorship.

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
3096
Advanced Typography
Interactive Design
Digital Narratives
Illustration
Advertising Design (Spring)
The Business of Design (Fall or Spring)
3
3
3
3
3
3





WI
         
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 four specialized courses in Senior Graphic Design from the following:          
GAD 3013 or 3015
3027
3041
4000 or 4010
4001
4002
4003
4004
4005
4006
4007
4008 or 4009
4011
4111 or 4112
Advanced Typography
Digital Narratives
Advertising Design
Senior Design/Special Topics
Senior Graphic Design: Senior Design Workshop
Senior Graphic Design: Advanced Projects in Design
Senior Graphic Design: Art Direction
Senior Graphic Design: Packaging
Senior Graphic Design: Publishing
Senior Graphic Design: Corporate
Senior Interactive Design
Senior Graphic Design: Projects in Authorship
Senior Graphic Design: Design for the Public Good
Senior Illustration
3
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

 

Suggested Semester-by-Semester plan

For New Students Starting in Academic Year 2010-2011

Freshman Year – 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 H 1155 Art Heritage of the Western World I 3  
Subtotal      16  
   
Freshman Year – 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 H 1156 Art Heritage of the Western World II 3  
Foundation 1541/1542 Foundation Computer & Lab* 2  
Subtotal     17  
 
Sophomore Year – 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
GAD 2001 Graphic Design (B-minus or better) 3  
GAD 2021 Computers for Design 3  
GAD   Sophomore Studio Elective 3  
Subtotal      16  
 
Sophomore Year – 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
GAD   Sophomore Studio Elective 3  
GAD   Sophomore Studio Elective 3  
GAD   Sophomore Studio Elective 3  
Subtotal      15  
 
Junior Year – Fall Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GAD 3001 Advanced Graphic Design ** 3  
GAD 3011 Typography 3  
GAD 3021 Intermediate Computers 3  
Elective   Non-Studio Elective 3  
Elective   Art History Elective 4  
Subtotal     16  
 
Junior Year – Spring Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx World Society 3 GG
GAD 3002 Advanced Graphic Design *** 3  
GAD   Studio Elective 3  
GAD   Studio Elective 3  
Elective   Art History Elective WI **** 4 WI
Subtotal      16  
 
Senior Year – 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
GAD   Senior Design Studio 3  
GAD   Senior Design Studio 3  
GAD   Studio Elective 3  
Subtotal      15  
 
Senior Year – Spring Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology II 3 GS
GAD   Senior Design Studio 3  
GAD   Studio Elective 3  
GAD   Studio Elective 3  
GAD 4196 Senior Portfolio 3 WI
Subtotal      15  
         
Total Credits for the B.F.A. in Graphic & Interactive Design: 126  
       
* Will be assigned in either Fall or Spring of Freshman year
** Course offered in Fall only
*** Course offered in Spring only
**** OR GAD 3096: Business of Design plus 1-credit Independent Study

 

Photography

Rebecca Michaels, Area Head 

Tyler School of Art Building
215-777-9145
rebecca.michaels@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 on 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 (Prerequisite for Digital Photography) 3  

JUNIOR AND SENIOR REQUIREMENTS

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GAD 3402 View Camera   3  
GAD 3411 Digital Photography (Prerequisite: Digital Imaging)  3  
GAD 3412 Photography II 3  
GAD 3431 Color Photography I 3  
GAD 3451 Advanced Photo Workshop (Fall or Spring) 3  
GAD 3461 Photo Process Workshop  3  
GAD 4441 Senior Photography  (Fall) 3  
GAD 4496 Senior Seminar in Photography  (Spring) 3 WI
Electives:          
GAD 3185 Field Internship 3  
GAD 3421 Digital Projects 3  
GAD 3422 Contemporary Photography 3  
GAD 3432 Color Photography II 3  
GAD 3471 Photo Process Workshop  3  

 

Suggested Semester-by-Semester plan

For New Students Starting in Academic Year 2010-2011

Freshman Year – 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 H 1155 Art Heritage of the Western World I 3  
Subtotal      16  
   
Freshman Year – 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 H 1156 Art Heritage of the Western World II 3  
Foundation 1541/1542 Foundation Computers* 2  
Subtotal      17  
 
Sophomore Year – 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
GAD 2441 Photography I 3  
GAD   Sophomore Studio Elective 3  
GAD   Sophomore Studio Elective 3  
Subtotal      16  
 
Sophomore Year – 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
GAD 2461 Digital Imaging 3  
GAD   Sophomore Studio Elective 3  
GAD   Sophomore Studio Elective 3  
Subtotal      15  
 
Junior Year – Fall Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GAD 3451 Advanced Photo Workshop 3  
GAD 3461 Photo Process Workshop 3  
GAD 3412 Photography II 3  
elective   Non-studio elective 3  
Art History   Art History Elective 4 WI
Subtotal     16  
 
Junior Year – Spring Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx World Society 3 GG
GAD 3431 Color Photography 3  
GAD 3402 View Camera 3  
GAD   Studio Elective 3  
GAD   Studio Elective 3  
Subtotal      15  
 
Senior Year – 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
GAD 4441 Senior Seminar in Photography 3  
GAD 3411 Digital Photography 3  
GAD   Studio Elective 3  
Subtotal      15  
 
Senior Year – Spring Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology II 3 GS
GAD 4496 Senior Seminar in Photography 3 WI
GAD   Studio Elective 3  
GAD   Studio Elective 3  
Art History   Art History Elective 4  
Subtotal      16  
         
Total Credits for the B.F.A. in Photography: 126  
       
* Will be assigned in either Fall or Spring of Freshman year

 

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 Survey of Printmaking Techniques
(Lithography and Serigraphy)
3  
GAD 2702 Survey of Printmaking Techniques
(Relief Printing and Etching)
3  

JUNIOR REQUIREMENTS

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GAD 2711 Serigraphy (Prerequisite for GAD 3711)  3  
GAD 2731 or 2741   Etching (Prerequisite for GAD 3731)  3  
GAD 2751 or 2761 Lithography (Prerequisite for GAD 3751)  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)
Honors Senior Project Workshop/Seminar
3
3
3
3
 

 

Suggested Semester-by-Semester plan

For New Students Starting in Academic Year 2010-2011

Freshman Year – 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 of the Western World I 3  
Subtotal      16  
   
Freshman Year – 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  
Foundation 1541/1542 Foundation Computers* 2  
Art History 1156 Art Heritage of the Western World II 3  
Subtotal      17  
 
Sophomore Year – 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
GAD 2701
  or
2702
Survey of Printmaking Techniques (Litho/Serigraphy)
      or
Survey of Printmaking Techniques (Relief/Etching)
3  
Elective   Sophomore Studio Elective 3  
Elective   Sophomore Studio Elective 3  
Subtotal      16  
 
Sophomore Year – 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
GAD 2701 or 2702 Select the Survey course that you did not complete in the Fall semester. 3  
Elective   Sophomore Studio Elective 3  
Elective   Sophomore Studio Elective 3  
Subtotal      15  
 
Junior Year – Fall Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Select two from the following Printmaking courses: 6  
GAD 2711
2731 or 2741
2751 or 2761
Serigraphy (Prerequisite for GAD 3711)
Etching (Prerequisite for GAD 3731)
Lithography (Prerequisite for GAD 3751)
   
Elective   Non-Studio elective 3  
GAD   Studio Elective 3  
Art History   Art History Elective 4 WI
Subtotal     16  
 
Junior Year – Spring Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GAD 2711, 2731 or 2741 Select remaining Printmaking course from the Fall Semester List. 3  
GAD 3896 Art Career Workshop 3 WI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx World Society 3 GG
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology I 3 GS
Select one Advanced course for which you have completed the introductory course during
the previous semester from the following list:
3  
GAD 3711
3731
3751
Advanced Serigraphy
Advanced Etching
Advanced Lithography
   
Subtotal      15  
 
Senior Year – Fall Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Human Behavior 3 GB
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology II 3 GS
Elective   Studio Elective 3  
Select at least one more course from the following list of Advanced courses: 3  
GAD 3711
3731
3751
Advanced Serigraphy
Advanced Etching
Advanced Lithography
   
Select one course from the following list of Specialized Printmaking courses: 3  
GAD 3811
3831
3841
4911
Printmaking Workshop (Intermedia)
Relief and Monoprint Workshop
Color Print Workshop (Intermedia)
Senior Project Workshop/Seminar
   
Subtotal      15  
 
Senior Year – Spring Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GAD   Select one additional course from the Advanced courses listed above
      or
Select one additional course from the Specialized courses listed above.
3  
GAD   Junior/Senior Studio Electives 3  
GAD   Junior/Senior Studio Electives 3  
Art History   Art History Elective 4  
GAD   Studio Elective 3  
Subtotal      16  
         
Total Credits for the B.F.A. in Printmaking: 126  
     
* Will be assigned in either Fall or Spring of Freshman year

 

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