Declaration in or after Fall 2019
Last update: January 2024
The Bachelor of Arts in Art major focuses on visual art practice within a liberal arts context. The students in the program gain a broad foundation in both traditional 2D, 3D, and digital media. The program is primarily tailored for those who have a limited background in visual arts, while it is also equipped for students who already have formal art training. Courses include drawing, painting, printmaking, two- and three-dimensional design, digital photography, digital imaging, Internet imaging, moving images, motion graphics, and art history. The program equips students with an interdisciplinary perspective on contemporary art and design production, providing various analog and digital media skills, as well as the socio-historical contexts essential to contemporary practice.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
For AP equivalencies chart and additional information please see the following link:
74-75 credits required
Major courses must be passed with at least a C-, and major GPA must be 2.00 or higher for graduation.
A maximum 24 transfer credits of studio work will be accepted toward the major. Students must complete a transfer portfolio review.
|Select four from the following:
|Art Photography: Digital
|Introduction to Methods and Theories
|Select one from the following:
|Arts of the World I: Prehistoric to 1300
|Arts of the World II: 1300 to the 21st Century
|Arts of Asia
|One Art History 2000 – 4999 Elective
|One Writing Intensive (WI) Art History course
|ARTH Writing Intensive1
|Social Science 2000+2
- This course does not apply towards the upper-level CLA requirements.
- One upper-level CLA course must be taken in Social Science unless completing Art History minor.
- Upper-level Art History courses can be counted here except as noted above.
Declaration from Fall 2019 until Summer 2021: Temple Bulletin 2019-2021
Declaration in or after Fall 2021: New
21 credits required
Students must successfully complete the following courses with a grade of C- or higher
A maximum of 9 transfer credits will be accepted towards the minor. A portfolio of work must be submitted for review by the Major Coordinator.
|Select two of the following:
|ART 1012 (or ARTU 1501)
|Introduction to Visual Language, Design (or 2D Design)
|ARTU 1011 (or ART 1201)
|Introduction to Visual Language, 3-D Design (or 3-D Design)
|Introduction to Fibers for Non-Tyler BFA Majors
|Introduction to Glass for Non-Tyler BFA Majors
|Introduction to Jewelry for Non-Tyler BFA Students
|Introduction to Visual Language, Painting
|Art Photography: Digital
|Artist Books, Zines and Independent Publishing
|Painting for Non-Majors
|Select one of the following:
|ARTU 1155 (or ART 1955)
|Arts of the World I: Prehistoric to 1300 (or Honors Arts of the World I: Prehistoric to 1300)
|ARTU 1156 (or ART 1956)
|Arts of the World II: 1300 to the 21st Century (or Honors Arts of the World II: 1300 to the 21st Century)
|Select four of the following:1
|CART 3011 (or CART 3911)
|Introductory Seminar in Community Arts (or Honors Introductory Seminar in Community Arts)
|CART 3089 (or CART 3989)
|Research and Project Planning Seminar in Community Arts (or Honors Research and Project Planning in Community Arts)
|Introduction to CAD for Non-Tyler BFA Students
|Visual Studies 1 Foundation: Digital Imaging