Bachelor of Arts in Art, Digital Media Concentration

Exclusively offered at Temple's Japan campus

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 on the Main Campus of Temple University.   

Degree Requirements

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 123 semester hours of credit with a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA. 

There may be minimum grade requirements of C- or better in required courses - students should refer to the DARS and their advisor.

Students who are seeking admission into the B.A. in Art degree program must review the requirements and procedures outlined on the TUJ web site: www.tuj.ac.jp/admissions/index.html

University Requirements

All Temple students are required to complete the General Education (GenEd) curriculum.

  • Study abroad for a summer or semester will satisfy the Global/World Society requirement.
  • The GenEd Arts requirement is waived if all of the following courses are completed with a C- or better: ARTU 1101, ARTU 1201, ARTU 1401 and ARTU 1501. If the student changes majors before completing all four courses, s/he must complete a GenEd Arts course to satisfy the requirement for General Education.

Major Requirements for B.A. in Art, Digital Media Concentration

  • Students must complete successfully the second semester of a foreign language.
  • Students must complete at least 15 semester hours in upper-level Liberal Arts courses.
Foundation Requirements
ARTU 1501Introduction to Visual Language, Design3
ARTU 1401Introduction to Visual Language, Drawing3
ARTU 1101Introduction to Visual Language, Painting3
ARTU 1201Introduction to Visual Language, 3-D Design3
Digital Studio Courses
Select five from the following:15
Computer Imaging
Intermediate Computer Imaging
Internet Imaging
Art Photography: Digital
Intermediate Art Photography: Digital
Intermediate Printmaking: Digital
Advanced Computer Imaging
Advanced Art Photography: Digital
Independent Study: Computer Imaging
Printmaking or Photography Course
Select one from the following:3
Relief Printmaking
Intermediate Printmaking: Relief
Lithography
Intermediate Printmaking: Lithography
Art Photography: Darkroom
Intermediate Art Photography: Darkroom
Studio Electives
Two ARTU Studio Electives, digital or non-digital (2000-4000 level)6
Two Non-Digital ARTU Studio Electives (2000-4000 level)6
Capstone
ARTU 4796Art Seminar3
Art History Requirements
ARTH 1155Art Heritage of the Western World I3
or ARTH 1955 Honors Art Heritage of the Western World I
ARTH 1156Art Heritage of the Western World II3
or ARTH 1956 Honors Art Heritage of the Western World II
Select one from the following:3
Art History 2000-4999 Elective
Introductory Seminar in Community Arts 1
Art and Society
One Writing Intensive (WI) Art History course 23-4
Academic Requirements
Five upper-level CLA courses 3,415
Total Hours 572-73
1

Only offered at the Main campus.

2

This course does not apply towards the upper-level CLA requirements.

3

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

4

Upper-level Art History courses can be counted here except as noted above.

5

Total hours for the degree is 123 and includes the GenEd requirements and elective coursework. See your advisor for more information.

Suggested Academic Plan

Please note that this is a suggested academic plan. Depending on your situation, your academic plan may look different. 

Bachelor of Art in Art, Digital Media Concentration

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2017-2018 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
GenEd Breadth Course3
ARTU 1401Introduction to Visual Language, Drawing13
ARTU 1501Introduction to Visual Language, Design13
ARTH 1155 or 1955Art Heritage of the Western World I3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
IH 0851 or 0951Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life [GY]3
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]4
ARTU 1101Introduction to Visual Language, Painting13
ARTU 1201Introduction to Visual Language, 3-D Design13
ARTH 1156 or 1956Art Heritage of the Western World II3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall
IH 0852 or 0952Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good [GZ]3
GenEd Breadth Course3
Foreign Language 1001 - first level4
Non-Digital Studio Elective3
Select one of the following:3
Relief Printmaking 
Intermediate Printmaking: Relief 
Lithography 
Intermediate Printmaking: Lithography 
Art Photography: Darkroom 
Intermediate Art Photography: Darkroom 
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
Foreign Language 1002 - second level4
Digital Studio Elective3
Non-Digital Studio Elective3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 3
Fall
GenEd Breadth Course3
Digital Studio Elective3
Studio Elective3
Upper-Level Art History course24
Upper-Level CLA course - Social Science33
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
GenEd Breadth Course3
Studio Elective3
Digital Studio Elective3
Upper-Level CLA course3
Upper-Level CLA course3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 4
Fall
Digital Studio Elective3
Digital Studio Elective3
Upper-Level Art History course [WI]44
Upper-Level CLA course3
Free Elective3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
ARTU 4796Art Seminar [WI]3
Upper-Level CLA course3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
 Term Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours: 123
1

GenEd Arts (GA) Waiver: Completion of ARTU 1101, ARTU 1201, ARTU 1401 and ARTU 1501.

2

Can substitute PHIL 1061 or ARTE 3011.

3

Social Science not required if pursuing a minor in Art History.

4

Choose between ARTH 2096, ARTH 2097 (3 s.h.), ARTH 2098, ARTH 2196, ARTH 2496, ARTH 2497, ARTH 3097.