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ART & ART EDUCATION

William Yalowitz, Chair

Tyler School of Art Building

Administrative Suite Room 210J
215-777-9163
william.yalowitz@temple.edu
artedart@temple.edu

 

The Art and Art Education Department (AAE) 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 approach 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 is a fine-art oriented course of study focusing on the use of the computer as a creative tool. This concentration helps students develop their artistic vision using new technology to focus on personal expression; it is not graphic design. Students in this concentration pursue a variety of projects designed to help them explore the boundaries between technology and studio art processes. Students interested in graphic design should investigate the B.F.A. in Graphic and Interactive Design.   

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 coursework 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.  

In addition to the major and college requirements, students must complete the General Education (GenEd) requirements.

New students starting in the 2011-2012 academic year and after are required to complete the General Education (GenEd) curriculum. In addition to the GenEd World Society requirement, B.A. candidates in Art under the GenEd curriculum are required by their department to complete successfully the second semester of a foreign language. Study abroad for a summer or semester will satisfy the World Society requirement.

For students in the B.A. in Art program who fall under the General Education curriculum, there will be no requirement to take the GenEd Arts course if all of the following courses are completed: Art 1101, Art 1201, Art 1401 (or 1496 or 1996), and Art 1501. If the student changes majors before completing all four courses, s/he must complete a GenEd Arts course to satisfy the requirement for General Education.

Students must complete at least 15 semester hours in upper-level Liberal Arts courses.

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 2.00.


Students who are seeking admission into the B.A. in Art degree program must contact the Tyler Admissions Office (215-777-9090) for admissions requirements.  
 

Bachelor of Arts in Art Major Requirements

 

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Art 1501 Introduction to Visual Language: Design 3  
Art 1401 Introduction to Visual Language: Drawing 3  
Art 1101 Introduction to Visual Language: Painting 3  
Art  1201 Introduction to Visual Language: 3-D Design 3  
Art 4796 Art Seminar 3 WI
Art History 1155 or 1955 Art Heritage of the Western World I 3  
Art History 1156 or 1956 Art Heritage of the Western World II 3  
         
Select one from the following list: 3  
Art History

Philosophy

Art Education
Elective

1061

3011
2000 or above
     or
Art and Society
     or
Introductory Seminar in Community Arts
   
         
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

 

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Art 2102 Intermediate Painting 3  
Art 2111 Aqueous Media 3  
Art 2402 Intermediate Drawing 3  
Art History   Two Art History Electives (except 1001) 8  
         
Select two from the following list: 6  
Art 2301
2302
2311
2312
3321
Relief Printmaking I
Intermediate Printmaking: Relief
Lithography
Intermediate Printmaking: Lithography
Intermediate Printmaking: Digital
   
         
Plus:        
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 except as noted above. 15  

 


Digital Media Concentration Requirements

 

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Art   Two Non-Digital Studio Electives 6  
         
Select one from the following list: 3  
Art 2301
2302
2311
2312
2801
2802
Relief Printmaking I
Intermediate Printmaking: Relief
Lithography
Intermediate Printmaking: Lithography
Art Photography: Darkroom
Intermediate Art Photography: Darkroom
   
         
Plus:        
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 except as noted above. 15  

 

Visual Studies Concentration Requirements

 

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Select one from the following list: 3  
Art 2301
2311
2601
2602
2801
2802
2811
2812
Relief Printmaking I
Lithography
Computer Imaging
Intermediate Computer Imaging
Art Photography: Darkroom
Intermediate Art Photography: Darkroom
Art Photography: Digital
Intermediate Art Photography: Digital
   
         
Select four from the following list of Visual Studies courses: 12  
Anthropology
Anthropology
Philosophy
Philosophy
Philosophy
History
FMA
English
English
English
English
2408
3324
1061
2131
3232
1011
1172
2711
2712
2713
3711
Fundamentals of the Anthropology of Visual Communication
Anthropology and Art
Art and Society
Introduction to Aesthetics
History of Aesthetics
Modern U.S. History Through Film
Introduction to Film & Video Analysis
Introduction to Cinema Studies
International Film
Art of the Film
Intermediate Film
   
         
Plus:        
Art History   Two Art History Electives (except 1001) 6-8  
Electives   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

 

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Art 1501 Introduction to Visual Language: Design 3  
Art 1401 Introduction to Visual Language: Drawing 3  
Art 1101 Introduction to Visual Language: Painting 3  
Art History 1155/1955

1156/1956
Art Heritage of the Western World I
     or
Art Heritage of the Western World II
3  
         
Select one from the following list: 3  
Art 2301
2311
2601
2801
2811
Relief Printmaking
Lithography
Introduction to Computer Imaging
Art Photography: Darkroom
Art Photography: Digital
   
         
Plus:        
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.

 

Certificate in Arts in Community

The Arts in Community Program (AVP) was started as a commitment to the many and varied communities in Philadelphia and to Tyler students' education as artists to combine artistic disciplines with skills and knowledge in community organizing, positioning them for an expanded civic role in the 21st century. ACP develops and delivers university courses, after-school workshops, intergenerational forums, inter-disciplinary performances and site-specific installations. At the heart of the program are community partnerships and internships that enable Tyler/Temple students to expand their art disciplines as community collaborators. During the last several years ACP has created a body of community-based arts works, establishing a network of relationships and ongoing presence in neighborhoods that translates into continued projects. During this time, we have worked with youth and adults, organizations and families, in North Philadelphia neighborhoods and beyond, building a broad range of community arts partnerships that stimulate dialogue and share history to create exhibitions and interdisciplinary performances based on community lives and stories and shared student experiences.

As part of this program, Tyler offers both an undergraduate and graduate Certificate in Arts in Community. The undergraduate certificate consists of a four-course, 12-credit sequence. Both matriculated and non-matriculated students may register for these courses.  The required courses for the undergraduate certificate are:

 

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Art Ed 3011 Interdisciplinary Seminar in Community Arts 3  
Art Ed 3089 Research & Project Planning Seminar in Community Arts 3  
Art Ed 4012 Community Arts 3  
Art Ed 4089 Evaluation & Documentation Seminar in Community Arts 3  
Total credits for certificate: 12  

 

 


 

Suggested Semester By Semester Plans

Please note that these are suggested academic plans. Depending on your situation, your academic plan may look different.

 

Bachelor of Art in Art, Studio Concentration

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2011-2012 Academic Year

 

Year 1 - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
English 0802, 0812, or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Human Behavior 3 GB
Art 1501 Introduction to Visual Language: Design** 3  
Art 1401 Introduction to Visual Language: Drawing** 3  
Art History 1155 or 1955 Art Heritage of the Western World I 3  
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 1 - Spring Semester
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Quantitative Literacy 4 GQ
Art 1201 Introduction to Visual Language: 3-D Design** 3  
Art 1101 Introduction to Visual Language: Painting** 3  
Art History 1156 or 1956 Art Heritage of the Western World II 3  
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 2 - Fall Semester
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
    Language I 4  
Art 2402 Intermediate Drawing 3  
Select one of the following Printmaking courses: 3  
Art 2301
2302
2311
2312
3321
Relief Printmaking I
Intermediate Printmaking: Relief
Lithography
Intermediate Printmaking: Lithography
Intermediate Printmaking: Digital
   
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 2 - Spring Semester
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology I 3 GS
    Language II 4  
Art 2111 Aqueous Media 3  
Select one of the following Printmaking courses: 3  
Art 2301
2302
2311
2312
3321
Relief Printmaking I
Intermediate Printmaking: Relief
Lithography
Intermediate Printmaking: Lithography
Intermediate Printmaking: Digital
   
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 3 - Fall Semester
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology II 3 GS
Art 2102 Intermediate Painting 3  
Art   Studio Elective 3  
Art History 2000+ Upper-Level Art History**** 4  
Elective   Upper-Level CLA course - Social Science*** 3  
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 3 - Spring Semester
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society* 3 GG
Art   Studio Elective 3  
Art   Studio Elective 3  
Elective   Upper-Level CLA course 3  
Elective   Upper-Level CLA course 3  
Semester Total   15  
 
Year 4 - Fall Semester
Elective   Upper-Level CLA course 3  
Art   Studio Elective 3  
Art   Studio Elective 3  
Art History 2000+ Upper-Level Art History***** 4 WI
Elective   Free Elective 3  
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 4 - Spring Semester
Elective   Upper-Level CLA course 3  
Art 4796 Art Seminar 3 WI
Elective   Free Elective 3  
Elective   Free Elective 3  
Semester Total   12  
         
Total Hours for Art, Studio Concentration: 123 (minimum)
 
*Summer or semester study abroad program will satisfy the GenEd World Society (GG) requirement.
**GenEd Arts (GA) Waiver: Completion of Art 1101, 1201, 1401, and 1501.
***Social Science not required if pursuing a minor in Art History.
****Can substitute Philosophy 1061 or Art Education 3011.
***** Choose between Art History 2096, 2097 (3 s.h.), 2098, 2196, 2496, 2497, 3097.

 

 

Bachelor of Art in Art, Digital Media Concentration

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2011-2012 Academic Year

 

Year 1 - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
English 0802, 0812, or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Human Behavior 3 GB
Art 1501 Introduction to Visual Language: Design** 3  
Art 1401 Introduction to Visual Language: Drawing** 3  
Art History 1155 or 1955 Art Heritage of the Western World I 3  
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 1 - Spring Semester
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Quantitative Literacy 4 GQ
Art 1201 Introduction to Visual Language: 3-D Design** 3  
Art 1101 Introduction to Visual Language: Painting** 3  
Art History 1156 or 1956 Art Heritage of the Western World II 3  
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 2 - Fall Semester
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
    Language I 4  
Art   Non-Digital Studio Elective 3  
Select one from the following list: 3  
Art 2301
2302
2311
2312
2801
2802
Relief Printmaking I
Intermediate Printmaking: Relief
Lithography
Intermediate Printmaking: Lithography
Art Photography: Darkroom
Intermediate Art Photography: Darkroom
   
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 2 - Spring Semester
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology I 3 GS
    Language II 4  
Art   Non-Digital Studio Elective 3  
Art   Digital Studio Elective 3  
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 3 - Fall Semester
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology II 3 GS
Art   Digital Studio Elective 3  
Art   Studio Elective 3  
Art History 2000+ Upper-Level Art History course **** 4  
Elective   Upper-Level CLA course - Social Science *** 3  
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 3 - Spring Semester
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society* 3 GG
Art   Studio Elective 3  
Art   Digital Studio Elective 3  
Elective   Upper-Level CLA course 3  
Elective   Upper-Level CLA course 3  
Semester Total   15  
 
Year 4 - Fall Semester
Elective   Upper-Level CLA course 3  
Art   Digital Studio Elective 3  
Art   Digital Studio Elective 3  
Art History 2000+ Upper-Level Art History course***** 4 WI
Elective   Free Elective 3  
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 4 - Spring Semester
Elective   Upper-Level CLA course 3  
Art 4796 Art Seminar 3 WI
Elective   Free Elective 3  
Elective   Free Elective 3  
Semester Total   12  
   
Total Hours for Art, Digital Media Concentration: 123 (minimum)
 
*Summer or semester study abroad program will satisfy the GenEd World Society (GG) requirement.
**GenEd Arts (GA) Waiver: Completion of Art 1101, 1201, 1401, and 1501.
***Social Science not required if pursuing a minor in Art History.
****Can substitute Philosophy 1061 or Art Education 3011.
***** Choose between Art History 2096, 2097 (3 s.h.), 2098, 2196, 2496, 2497, 3097.

 

 

Bachelor of Art in Art, Visual Studies Concentration

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2011-2012 Academic Year

 

Year 1 - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
English 0802, 0812, or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
GenEd 08xx or 0922 Human Behavior 3 GB
Art 1501 Introduction to Visual Language: Design** 3  
Art 1401 Introduction to Visual Language: Drawing** 3  
Art History 1155 or 1955 Art Heritage of the Western World I 3  
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 1 - Spring Semester
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Quantitative Literacy 4 GQ
Art 1201 Introduction to Visual Language: 3-D Design** 3  
Art 1101 Introduction to Visual Language: Painting** 3  
Art History 1156 or 1956 Art Heritage of the Western World II 3  
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 2 - Fall Semester
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
    Language I 4  
    Visual Studies Requirement # 1 3  
Select one from the following list: 3  
Art 2301
2311
2601
2602
2801
2802
2811
2812
Relief Printmaking I
Lithography
Computer Imaging
Intermediate Computer Imaging
Art Photography: Darkroom
Intermediate Art Photography: Darkroom
Art Photography: Digital
Intermediate Art Photography: Digital
   
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 2 - Spring Semester
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology I 3 GS
    Language II 4  
    Visual Studies Requirement # 2 3  
Art History   Upper-Level Art History course 4  
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 3 - Fall Semester
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology II 3 GS
    Visual Studies Requirement # 3 3  
Elective   Concentration Elective # 1 ^ 3  
Elective   Free Elective 3  
Elective   Concentration Elective/Other Group # 1 ^ 3  
Semester Total   15  
 
Year 3 - Spring Semester
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society* 3 GG
    Visual Studies Requirement # 4 3  
Elective   Concentration Elective # 2 ^ 3  
Elective   Free Elective 3  
Art History 2000+ Upper-Level Art History**** 4  
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 4 - Fall Semester
Elective   Concentration Elective/Other Group # 2 ^ 3  
Elective   Concentration Elective # 3 ^ 3  
Elective   Free Elective 3  
Elective   Free Elective 3  
Art History 2000+ Upper-Level Art History***** 4 WI
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 4 - Spring Semester
Elective   Concentration Elective # 4 ^ 3  
Art 4796 Art Seminar 3 WI
Elective   Free Elective 3  
Elective   Free Elective 3  
Semester Total   12  
         
Total Hours for Art, Visual Studies Concentration: 123 (minimum)
 
*Summer or semester study abroad program will satisfy the GenEd World Society (GG) requirement.
** GenEd Arts (GA) Waiver: Completion of Art 1101, 1201, 1401, and 1501.
***Social Science not required if pursuing a minor in Art History.
****Can substitute Philosophy 1061 or Art Education 3011.
***** Choose between Art History 2096, 2097 (3 s.h.), 2098, 2196, 2496, 2497, 3097.
^see advisor for list of concentration electives.

 

 

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