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Graduate Bulletin

Ceramics/Glass, M.F.A.

TYLER SCHOOL OF ART

Admission Requirements and Deadlines
Application Deadline:

Fall: January 15                            [December 15 for international applicants]

Applications are evaluated together after the deadline date.

Letters of Reference:

Number Required: 3

From Whom: Letters of recommendation should be obtained from college/university faculty members, gallery directors, and/or curators familiar with the applicant's academic and artistic competence.

Coursework Required for Admission Consideration:

40 undergraduate studio credits and 12 art history credits are required.

Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline:

A baccalaureate degree and portfolio in Ceramics or Glass, appropriate to the discipline to which one is applying, are required.

Statement of Goals:

The Statement of Goals should be approximately 500-1,000 words and should include the following elements: your interest in Tyler's program; your research goals; your future career goals; and your academic and artistic achievements.

Standardized Test Scores:

Minimum TOEFL score or range of scores needed to be accepted: 575 paper-based, 230 computer-based, or 88 internet-based.  Any student admitted with a TOEFL score below 600 on the paper-based, 250 on the computer-based, or 100 on the internet-based examination must pass an English skills course during the first semester of enrollment at Temple University.  Those having taken the paper-based or computer-based test have the additional option of testing out of the English course by taking and passing the SPEAK test at Temple.

Portfolio:

The portfolio should include 20 slides of original work specific to the discipline.

Resume:

A resume is required.

Transfer Credit:

Upon approval of the appropriate department chairperson and the Associate Dean, up to 9 credits of post-graduate work may be transferred into the M.F.A. program as art history or studio electives. Only credits received within five years of the transfer request are eligible. No decisions are made concerning transfer credits until students have successfully completed 15 matriculated s.h. at Tyler. The maximum number of credits a student may transfer is 9.

Program Requirements
General Program Requirements:

Number of Didactic Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 60

Required Courses:


For Ceramics:

COLLEGIAL 400

CRAFTS 451

CRAFTS 452

CRAFTS 455

CRAFTS 456

CRAFTS 457

CRAFTS 458

Additional studio electives, graduate seminar, and art history courses.

For Glass:

CRAFTS 453

CRAFTS 454

CRAFTS 455

CRAFTS 456

CRAFTS 459

CRAFTS 460

Additional studio electives, graduate seminar, and art history courses.

Internship: No internship is required.

Language Examination: No language examination is required.

Culminating Events:

Thesis Exhibition with Slide Show:

An approved thesis exhibition, written statement, and slide portfolio are required at the final review to meet the M.F.A. requirements. Approval of the student's graduate committee is required.

Contacts
Program Contact Information:

www.temple.edu/tyler

Department Information:

Graduate Admissions Office

Tyler School of Art
7725 Penrose Avenue
Elkins Park, PA 19027
tylerart@temple.edu
215-782-2868

Department Contacts:

Admissions:

Carmina Cianciulli
tylerart@temple.edu
215-782-2875

Program Coordinator:

Jon Clark
jonclark@temple.edu
215-782-2790

Graduate Chairperson:

Nicholas Kripal
nicholas.kripal@temple.edu
215-782-2790

Chairperson:

Nicholas Kripal
nicholas.kripal@temple.edu
215-782-2790

About the Program

The graduate program in Ceramics and Glass is a two-year, 60-credit program leading to the Master of Fine Arts degree. The program usually accommodates four to six people studying ceramics and two to four individuals in glass. Our nationally recognized faculty, who bring to the program a reputation for excellence in teaching with a wide range of attitudes and philosophical positions, are complemented by an extensive schedule of visiting artists and critics. Students can also draw from the cultural resources of Philadelphia and the nearby art centers of New York and Washington, DC.

Time Limit for Degree Completion: 4 years

Campus Location:

Tyler

Full-Time/Part-Time Status:

Full-time status is required.

Department Information:

Graduate Admissions Office

Tyler School of Art
7725 Penrose Avenue
Elkins Park, PA 19027
tylerart@temple.edu
215-782-2868

Interdisciplinary Study:

The focus in Ceramics or Glass is augmented and balanced by specially designed graduate-level art history courses and seminars, a required interdisciplinary seminar, and studio electives that ensure cross-disciplinary contact among students.

Affiliation(s):

Tyler's Ceramics/Glass faculty are members of the Advisory Board of the Clay Studio, the American Crafts Council, the Glass Arts Society, the National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts, and the Philadelphia Ceramic Consortium. These associations enhance the curriculum by providing an extensive program of visiting artists, workshops, and guest lecturers.

Study Abroad:

The Crafts area participates in faculty and student exchange programs with the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland.

Ranking:

Not applicable.

Accreditation:

This degree program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

Areas of Specialization:

In the Ceramics area, equipment is available for wheel work, mold making, and slip casting projects.  Large kilns are also available for hand building and sculpture. The Glass studios are designed for the creation of works in all areas of glass blowing, glass casting, glass fusing, and kiln work. Students are expected to demonstrate both conceptual and technical excellence in a given area, as well as a profound interest in research and experimentation.

Job Placement:

The M.F.A. program prepares graduates for careers as professional artists, craftspersons, designers, and educators.

Licensure:

Not applicable.

Non-Degree Student Policy:

The M.F.A. courses are restricted to matriculated students.

Financing Opportunities

The principal duties of a Teaching Assistant (TA) or Academic Intern (AI) include assisting faculty members in preparing apparatus or materials for demonstrations as well as maintenance and/or monitoring of studio and exhibition areas and equipment.

Updated 1.4.06