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Graduate Bulletin

Ceramics/Glass, M.F.A.

TYLER SCHOOL OF ART

Admission Requirements and Deadlines
Application Deadline:

Fall: January 15

Applications are evaluated together after the deadline date.

APPLY ONLINE to this graduate program.

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 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 needed to be accepted: 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, or 79 internet-based.

Portfolio:

As a Master of Fine Arts applicant, you must submit a portfolio consisting of twenty 35mm color slides or a CD-ROM of 20 images representative of the immediate direction of your work.  Please place work in chronological order.  If you are applying with a slide portfolio, you should label each slide with your name and indicate "top."  Submit your slides in a slide sheet, not in a box.  An accompanying description list should indicate title, date completed, medium, and dimensions.  Images on a CD-ROM must be in .jpeg or .tiff format and should not exceed 1024 X 768 pixels at 72 dpi.  Include instructions for viewing your work.  You must also submit 10 pages of printouts on 8.5" x 11" paper, two images per page (20 images total).  Larger paper will be folded or trimmed to size.  An accompanying description list for the CD-ROM images should include title, date completed, medium, and dimensions.  In addition to still images, a DVD may be submitted for time-based work.  Include viewing instructions.  Quick Time is the preferred file format.  Please limit the total time-based media selection to five minutes.  Original work, slide carousels, catalogs, photographs, zip disks, floppy disks, books, and/or large binders cannot be accepted and will not be returned.  Please provide a sturdy self-addressed envelope with sufficient U.S. postage for the return of your slides, CD-ROM, or DVD.  Materials that are not accompanied by return postage will be discarded after review.

Resume:

A resume is required.

Transfer Credit:

Upon approval of the Art Education Coordinator, the student's advisor, and the Associate Dean, up to 9 credits of graduate work completed at Temple University within a five-year period may be transferred into the program. Up to 6 credits of graduate coursework taken at other accredited institutions within the prior five years before matriculation may be considered for transfer into the program after the student has enrolled. No decisions are made until students have successfully completed 15 matriculated semester hours of the degree. The maximum number of credits a student may transfer is 9.

Program Requirements
General Program Requirements:

Number of Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 60, including 33 credits in Projects and Seminar Classes along with 12 credits in Art History and 12-15 credits in Studio Electives.

CERAMICS:

Projects and Seminar Classes (33 credits):

CRAFTS 8183:  Graduate Projects, Ceramics (4 semesters)

CRAFTS 8201:  Graduate Seminar, Ceramics/Glass/Fibers (4 semesters)

CRAFTS 9184:  Graduate Thesis Exhibition: Clay (1 semester)

CRAFTS 9295:  Graduate Thesis Research: Ceramics and Glass (2 semesters)

TYLER 8000:  Interdisciplinary Seminar (1 semester)

Art History (12 credits):

Of the four required courses, two must be Art History Seminar classes chosen from a range of graduate offerings (5000 to 5800 or 8000 to 9980).  Please visit the Art History course listing for more information.

Studio Electives (12-15 credits):

Course descriptions can be viewed on the Graduate School website and in the Undergraduate Bulletin. Please note that taking any course under the 5000 level for graduate credit requires prior approval from the studio area head.

GLASS:

Projects and Seminar Classes (33 credits):

CRAFTS 8201:  Graduate Seminar, Ceramics/Glass/Fibers (4 semesters)

CRAFTS 8283:  Graduate Projects, Glass (4 semesters)

CRAFTS 9284:  Graduate Thesis Exhibition: Glass (1 semester)

CRAFTS 9295:  Graduate Thesis Research: Ceramics and Glass (2 semesters)

TYLER 8000:  Interdisciplinary Seminar (1 semester)

Art History (12 credits):

Of the four required courses, two must be Art History Seminar classes chosen from a range of graduate offerings (5000 to 5800 or 8000 to 9980).  Please visit the Art History course listing for more information.

Studio Electives (12-15 credits):

Course descriptions can be viewed on the Graduate School website and in the Undergraduate Bulletin. Please note that taking any course under the 5000 level for graduate credit requires prior approval from the studio area head.


Internship: No internship is required.

Language Examination: No language examination is required.

Culminating Events:

Thesis Exhibition:

An approved thesis exhibition, written statement of working philosophy, and slide and/or CD portfolio are required at the final review in order to meet the M.F.A. requirements. The thesis exhibition should be the fruit of the two years' studio research and practice in which the student engaged.

The student defends her/his thesis exhibition to the review committee. The committee then evaluates the exhibition as pass with distinction, pass, or fail.

Contacts
Program Contact Information:

www.temple.edu/tyler/cerglass

Department Information:

Graduate Admissions Office

Tyler School of Art
2001 N. 13th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122
tylerart@temple.edu
215-777-9090

Department Contacts:

Admissions:

Carmina Cianciulli
tylerart@temple.edu
215-777-9090

Graduate Chairperson:

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

About the Program

The graduate program in Ceramics/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:

Main

Full-Time/Part-Time Status:

Full-time status is required.

Department Information:

Graduate Admissions Office

Tyler School of Art
2001 N. 13th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122
tylerart@temple.edu
215-777-9090

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.

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:

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 and maintenance and/or monitoring of studio and exhibition areas and equipment.

Updated 3.18.09