Tyler School of Art Baccalaureate (B.A.) Degree Requirements

Last update: August 2016

Credit Hour Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts in Art requires a minimum of 123 credits, distributed according to the college policy and university policy outlined below, with at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA).

The B.A. in Art program will only accept up to 24 transfer credits of studio work toward the major.

University Requirements

  • MATH 0701/0711 (4 s.h.) and/or ENG 0701/0711 (4 s.h.), if required by placement testing.
  • All students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses at Temple University as designated by their major requirements. The specific writing-intensive courses required for each major are listed on the individual program pages: Major / Minor Requirements
  • Students must complete requirements of the General Education (GenEd) Program. See the General Education page for further details: General Education (GenEd).
  • 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, a GenEd Arts course must be completed to satisfy the requirement for General Education.
  • 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.

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, offered at Temple Main Campus.

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