Art Major / Minor Requirements

Declaration in or after Fall 2009

Last update: August 2016

Major Coordinators

Kaoru Sakurai (ksakurai@tuj.temple.edu)
Shinya Watanabe (shinyaw@tuj.temple.edu)

Major Overview

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 must also complete at least 15 semester hours in upper-level Liberal Arts courses.

Transfer Student Portfolio Review

While a portfolio is not required for admission into the B.A. in Art degree program, if a student has completed college-level studio courses and is seeking studio equivalency credit, the student must complete a transfer portfolio review. The TUJ Art Program will review Student Portfolios and course syllabi after the student has been accepted by the Admissions Office with an evaluated transcript from the previous school. The Art Program can only accept up to 24 transfer credits of studio work toward the major.

Those who request to have studio credits transferred from a previous school for TUJ Art Major requirements are strongly recommended to bring a Student Portfolio and Course Syllabi on Transfer Student Advising Day during orientation week or before the regular sessions begin. All materials will be submitted to the Major Coordinator of the Art Program for review. Please note, the late submission of transfer request materials may result in delaying the reviewing process.

Transfer student review materials for the TUJ Art Major:

Please bring all materials on the Transfer Student Advising Day or before the regular sessions begin.

  1. Student Portfolio
    The Student Portfolio should consist of seven to ten images of work from each studio art course completed at the previous school along with a list of the size of the medium and the title of the course.
  2. Course Syllabus
    The Course Syllabus should accompany the Student portfolio. Please bring a printed hard copy or data of your course syllabus from the previous school.
  3. Application Form
    The Application Form will be supplied by the TUJ Art program.

The Major Coordinator and Full time Art faculty will review the Student Portfolio and Course Syllabi to determine if the quality of works are equivalent to what the TUJ Art program offers. For Studio courses, the student will be notified of the evaluation result of the portfolio review within a few days. For Art History or Studio courses not offered at TUJ the reviewing process may require a longer period for further evaluation; in this case the student will be informed as soon as the approval has been granted by the university.

AP Credits

For AP equivalencies chart and additional information please see the following link:

University and Tyler School of Art Requirements

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

Major Requirements

Intro to Visual Language

  Course Title Credits
Art 1101 Introduction to Visual Language: Painting 3
Art 1201 Introduction to Visual Language: 3D Design 3
Art 1401 Introduction to Visual Language: Drawing 3
Art 1501 Introduction to Visual Language: Design 3

Non-Digital Studio Electives

  Course Title Credits
Art   3
Art   3

Studio Electives (Digital or Non-Digital)

  Course Title Credits
Art   3
Art   3

Printmaking or Photography (Darkroom) Course

  Course Title Credits
Select one of the following: 3
Art 2301 Relief Printmaking  
Art 2801* Art Photography: Darkroom  
Art 2802* Intermediate Art Photography: Darkroom  

*Only offered at Main Campus

Digital Studio Electives

  Course Title Credits
Art   3
Art   3
Art   3
Art   3
Art   3

Art History Foundation Courses

  Course Title Credits
Art History 1155 Art Heritage Western World I 3
Art History 1156 Art Heritage Western World II 3

1 Writing Intensive (WI) Art History Course

This course does not apply towards the Upper-Level CLA Requirement.

  Course Title Credits
Art History   3-4

Art Seminar

  Course Title Credits
Art 4796   3

Prerequisite: Senior Standing. Minimum grade of C- in Art 1501 (C059); Art 1401 (C069); Art 1101 (C079); Art 1201 (C089); one printmaking class; three digital electives; two studio electives or two non-digital electives, and permission from the major coordinator.

Upper Level Liberal Art (2000+)

One Upper-level CLA course must be taken in Social Science unless completing Art History minor.

  Course Title Credits
Social Science 2000+   3
CLA 2000+   3
CLA 2000+   3
CLA 2000+   3
CLA 2000+   3

Minor Requirements

Art Foundation Courses

  Course Title Credits
Art 1101 Introduction to Visual Language: Painting 3
Art 1401 Introduction to Visual Language: Drawing 3
Art 1501 Introduction to Visual Language: Design 3

Art History Foundation Course

  Course Title Credits
Select one of the following: 3
Art History 1155 Art Heritage Western World I  
Art History 1156 Art Heritage Western World II  
Art History 1801 Arts of Asia  
Art History 2000+    

Printmaking or Digital Art Course

  Course Title Credits
Select one of the following: 3
Art 2301 Relief Printmaking  
Art 2601 Computer Imaging  
Art 2811 Art Photography: Digital  

2 Additional Studio Art Electives

  Course Title Credits
Art   3
Art   3