Art Minor

Temple University students have the option of exploring the visual arts by choosing to take a minor in Art. The Art Minor is available on both the Main Campus of Temple University and at the Temple University Japan Campus. 

While the studio courses within the minor are generally found listed under the Art department, Main Campus students may also take courses open to all Temple students from the Graphic Arts and Design, Crafts, and Painting/Drawing/Sculpture departments to help fulfill elective credits.   

The Main Campus Faculty Advisor for the Art Minor is Professor Kim Strommen - kim.strommen@temple.edu

The Temple University Japan Faculty Advisor for the Art Minor is Professor Shinya Watanabe - shinyaw@tuj.temple.edu.

Requirements

ARTU 1101Introduction to Visual Language, Painting3
ARTU 1401Introduction to Visual Language, Drawing3
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Visual Language, 3-D Design
Introduction to Visual Language, Design
Select one of the following:3
Art Heritage of the Western World I
Honors Art Heritage of the Western World I
Art Heritage of the Western World II
Honors Art Heritage of the Western World II
Select three additional Studio Electives from the following list: 19
ARTU 1000+ courses
Introductory Seminar in Community Arts 2
Honors Introductory Seminar in Community Arts
Research and Project Planning Seminar in Community Arts
Honors Research and Project Planning in Community Arts
Community Arts
CRFT 2000+ courses
GAD 2000+ courses
PDS 2000+ courses
Visual Studies 1: Interdisciplinary Studio Seminar 1 2
Visual Studies 1 Foundation: Digital Imaging
VS 2000+ courses
Total Credit Hours21
1

Many Tyler courses are open to non-major students. Be sure to review the course description and select an appropriate course. A list of courses currently open to non-majors is listed on the Tyler School of Art Advising website.

2

Students who take VS 1058 and ARTE 3011 or ARTE 3911 may only use one of these courses to satisfy an Art minor requirement.

Note: The department will accept a maximum of 9 s.h. of transfer studio credits towards the minor. A portfolio of work must be submitted for review by department faculty. For information about the review process, please contact the Tyler Admissions Office at 215-777-9090.

Students who are matriculated in the Tyler BA in Art, BA in Visual Studies, BSED or BFA degree programs may not declare an Art minor.