Degree Requirements for the B.A. in Visual Studies
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 VS 1151 and ARTH 1156 will waive the GenEd Arts (GA) requirement.
- Summer or semester study abroad will satisfy the GenEd Global/World Society requirement.
- Required Visual Studies courses 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 writing-intensive courses are identified with (WI) after the titles.
|VS 1151||Visual Studies 1 Foundation: Drawing||3|
|VS 1351||Visual Studies 1 Foundation: 3D||3|
|VS 1651||Visual Studies 1 Foundation: Digital Imaging||3|
|TYLE 1071||Visual Studies 1 Introduction to Visual Studies: History, Theory, Practice||3|
|FDPR 1501||Introduction to Art and Design (freshman seminar)||1|
|VS 1058||Visual Studies 1: Interdisciplinary Studio Seminar 1||3|
|VS 2058||Visual Studies 2: Interdisciplinary Studio Seminar 2||3|
|One Concept studio from Visual Studies at the 2xxx level||3|
|VS 3058||Visual Studies 3 Interdisciplinary Studio Seminar 3||3|
|Two Hybrid studios from Visual Studies at the 3xxx level||6|
|VS 4098||Visual Studies 4 Interdisciplinary Studio Seminar 4 (WI)||3|
|One Interdisciplinary studio from Visual Studies at the 4xxx level||3|
|GAD 3896||Art Career Workshop (WI)||3|
|Select 5 studio electives from Visual Studies, Community Arts or 2000 level Crafts, PDS or GAD 1||15|
|Art History Requirement|
|ARTH 1155||Art Heritage of the Western World I||3|
|or ARTH 1955||Honors Art Heritage of the Western World I|
|ARTH 1156||Art Heritage of the Western World II||3|
|or ARTH 1956||Honors Art Heritage of the Western World II|
|Select 4 Academic Elective courses at any level 2, 3||13|
|Select 4 Upper Level Academic 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|
|Vietnamese Elements II|
|Total Credit Hours||90|
Not ARTE 3011.
From within the University, but outside of Tyler departments.
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.