These requirements are for students who matriculated in academic year 2023-2024. Students who matriculated prior to fall 2023 should refer to the Archives to view the requirements for their Bulletin year.
Summary of Requirements
The Bachelor of Arts degree may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 122 semester hours of credit with a minimum cumulative 2.00 GPA.
Students must complete the university's General Education curriculum.
- Successful completion (minimum grade of C-) in both FDPR 1511 and ARTH 1156 will waive the GenEd Arts (GA) requirement.
- Summer or semester study abroad will satisfy the GenEd Global/World Society requirement.
- Required courses in the Visual Studies program must be completed with a minimum grade of C- to apply towards degree requirements.
- All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses at Temple University as part of the major. The specific writing-intensive courses required for this major are ART 3796 and VS 4096.
|FDPR 1511||Foundation Drawing||3|
|FDPR 1521||2D Foundation Principles||3|
|FDPR 1531||3D Foundation Principles/W||3|
|or FDPR 1532||3D Foundation Principles/C|
|VS 1651||Visual Studies 1 Foundation: Digital Imaging||3|
|TYLE 1071||Visual Studies 1 Introduction to Visual Studies: History, Theory, Practice||3|
|FDPR 1503||Woodshop Fundamentals||1|
|VS 2001||VS Seminar: Identities||3|
|VS 2002||VS Seminar: Narratives||3|
|VS 2003||VS Seminar: Sites||3|
|VS 2004||VS Seminar: Global Citizens||3|
|ART 3796||Art Career Workshop||3|
|ART 2011||Socially Engaged Arts Practices in Communities||3|
|VS 4096||Visual Studies Thesis Seminar||3|
|Select 6 studio electives from ART, ARCH, ARTE, CART, GAD, LARC 1||18|
|Art History Requirement|
|ARTH 1155||Arts of the World I: Prehistoric to 1300||3|
|or ARTH 1955||Honors Arts of the World I: Prehistoric to 1300|
|ARTH 1156||Arts of the World II: 1300 to the 21st Century||3|
|or ARTH 1956||Honors Arts of the World II: 1300 to the 21st Century|
|Select 4 Non-Studio Elective courses at any level 2, 3||13|
|Select 4 Upper Level Non-Studio electives (2000-level or above) 2||12|
|Language Requirement (select one from the following) 4||4|
|Arabic Elements II|
|Chinese Elements II|
|Introduction to French II|
|Introduction to German II|
|Ancient Greek 2|
|Modern Greek Elements II|
|Hindi Elements II|
|Italian Language II|
or ITAL 1902
|Honors Italian Language II|
|Japanese Elements II|
|Korean Elements II|
|First-Year Russian II|
or SPAN 1902
|Honors Basic II|
|Total Credit Hours||90|
These studio electives must be taken in two or more areas within the subject codes ART, ARCH, ARTE, CART, GAD, or LARC but may not include ART 2011, CART 3011, or CART 3911.
Academic Electives may not be fulfilled with studio classes or courses with the subject code of ART or GAD.
If Language 1001 level is required per placement test results, this will apply towards one of the required academic elective courses.
If Language 1002 is not required as determined by placement testing, these credits must be taken as academic elective.