Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking with Entrepreneurial Studies

Printmaking with Entrepreneurial Studies

Richard Hricko, Program Head
Tyler School of Art Building
Room 260
215-777-9125
hricko@temple.edu

The Printmaking Area is housed in large, fully-equipped modern studios where students first learn the fundamentals of the three printmaking disciplines (silkscreen, lithography, and etching) before exploring at least two of these disciplines in depth. After students master the basic technical aspects of printmaking, the faculty encourages the exploration of advanced subjects that include color and photo-etching, photo-lithography, metal engraving, mezzotint, woodcut, digital printmaking, large-scale printing, installation, and the full utilization of the computer as an image-creating tool.

Designed to enhance the studio experience with the tools to support a studio practice, or pursue graduate studies, the entrepreneurship coursework will enhance students' career options. Graduates of this degree program will possess requisite business skills to support themselves as visual artists or entrepreneurs in art or related fields.

Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking with Entrepreneurial Studies may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 126 semester hours of credit with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00. All Printmaking with Entrepreneurial Studies majors must complete the BFA with Entrepreneurial Studies curriculum and General Education requirements.

  • Students must earn a C- or better in either GAD 2701 or GAD 2702 and one of the introductory printmaking courses (GAD 2711, GAD 2731/GAD 2741, GAD 2751/GAD 2761) to enter the Printmaking with Entrepreneurial Studies major.
  • The required Junior/Senior studio courses and GAD 3896 (capstone) must be completed with a C- or better to fulfill major requirements.

Major Requirements for B.F.A. in Printmaking with Entrepreneurial Studies

Sophomore Prerequisites
Select one Survey of Printmaking course from the following:3
Survey of Printmaking Techniques
Survey of Printmaking Techniques
Select one introductory Printmaking course from the following:3
Serigraphy 1
Etching 2
Intaglio Printmaking
Lithography 3
Lithography
Junior and Senior Requirements
Select two of the following (not taken as sophomore prerequisites):6
Serigraphy 1
Etching 2
Intaglio Printmaking
Lithography 3
Lithography
Select two Advanced Printmaking courses from the following:6
Advanced Serigraphy (fall only)
Advanced Etching (fall only)
Advanced Lithography (spring only)
Select three Specialized Printmaking courses from the following:9
Printmaking Workshop (intermedia, fall only)
Printmaking Workshop
Relief and Monoprint Workshop (spring only)
Color Print Workshop (Intermedia, spring only)
Senior Projects Workshop/Seminar (spring only)
GAD 3896Art Career Workshop (Capstone, WI)3
Entrepreneurship Courses
Select three of the following:9
Be Your Own Boss: Planning to Start Your Own Business
Entrepreneurial and Innovative Thinking
Lean Startup: Fast & Frugal Approaches to High-Impact New Ventures, Product Invention, & Innovation
Ready, Fire, Aim: Launching a Profitable Micro-venture in 100 Days
Doing Well by Doing Good: Where Innovation and Entrepreneurship Meet Social Impact
Finance Your Ideas: Crowdfunding, Grants, Banks, Venture Funds, Corporate and Private Investment
Special Topics - Strategic Management
Incubator Internship: Contribute, Connect and Learn as a Part of the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
New Venture Internship: Learning to be a High-Value Employee, Manager, or Founder
Select one of the following: 43
Field Internship in Ceramics
Field Internship in Glass
Field Internship in Fibers
Field Internship Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM
Business Practices in Crafts (WI)
Art Careers Promotion
The Business of Design (WI)
Field Internship
Field Internship
Creative Cottage Industrialist
Rome Internship
1

Prerequisite for GAD 3711.

2

Prerequisite for GAD 3731.

3

Prerequisite for GAD 3751.

4

These courses cannot fulfill both a requirement for the major and a requirement for this category.

Suggested Academic Plan

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

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking with Entrepreneurial Studies

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

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
FDPR 1511Foundation Drawing13
FDPR 15212D Foundation Principles3
FDPR 15313D Foundation Principles/W3
FDPR 1501Introduction to Art and Design1
ARTH 1155 or 1955Art Heritage of the Western World I3
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
FDPR 1512Foundation Drawing3
FDPR 15222D Foundation Principles3
FDPR 15323D Foundation Principles/C3
FDPR 1502Investigations of Art and Design1
ARTH 1156 or 1956Art Heritage of the Western World II13
IH 0851 or 0951Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life [GY]3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall
Select one of the following:3
Survey of Printmaking Techniques 
Survey of Printmaking Techniques 
Select two of the following:6
CRFT 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective
 
GAD 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective
 
PDS 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective
 
IH 0852 or 0952Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good [GZ]3
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]4
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
Select one of the following:3
Serigraphy2 
Etching3 
Lithography4 
Select one of the following:3
CRFT 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective
 
GAD 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective
 
PDS 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective
 
Select one of the following:3
Be Your Own Boss: Planning to Start Your Own Business 
Entrepreneurial and Innovative Thinking 
Lean Startup: Fast Frugal Approaches to High-Impact New Ventures, Product Invention, Innovation 
Ready, Fire, Aim: Launching a Profitable Micro-venture in 100 Days 
Doing Well by Doing Good: Where Innovation and Entrepreneurship Meet Social Impact 
Finance Your Ideas: Crowdfunding, Grants, Banks, Venture Funds, Corporate and Private Investment 
Special Topics - Strategic Management 
Incubator Internship: Contribute, Connect and Learn as a Part of the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem 
New Venture Internship: Learning to be a High-Value Employee, Manager, or Founder 
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 3
Fall
Select two of the following (not previously taken):6
Serigraphy2 
Etching3 
Lithography4 
Select one of the following (not previously taken):3
Be Your Own Boss: Planning to Start Your Own Business 
Entrepreneurial and Innovative Thinking 
Lean Startup: Fast Frugal Approaches to High-Impact New Ventures, Product Invention, Innovation 
Ready, Fire, Aim: Launching a Profitable Micro-venture in 100 Days 
Doing Well by Doing Good: Where Innovation and Entrepreneurship Meet Social Impact 
Finance Your Ideas: Crowdfunding, Grants, Banks, Venture Funds, Corporate and Private Investment 
Special Topics - Strategic Management 
Incubator Internship: Contribute, Connect and Learn as a Part of the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem 
New Venture Internship: Learning to be a High-Value Employee, Manager, or Founder 
Art History Elective WI54
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
Advanced Printmaking Course63
GAD 3896Art Career Workshop [WI] (Capstone)3
CRFT, GAD, or PDS Studio Elective3
Art History Elective74
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 4
Fall
Advanced Printmaking Course63
Specialized Printmaking Course83
Select one of the following (if not taken previously):3
Be Your Own Boss: Planning to Start Your Own Business 
Entrepreneurial and Innovative Thinking 
Lean Startup: Fast Frugal Approaches to High-Impact New Ventures, Product Invention, Innovation 
Ready, Fire, Aim: Launching a Profitable Micro-venture in 100 Days 
Doing Well by Doing Good: Where Innovation and Entrepreneurship Meet Social Impact 
Finance Your Ideas: Crowdfunding, Grants, Banks, Venture Funds, Corporate and Private Investment 
Special Topics - Strategic Management 
Incubator Internship: Contribute, Connect and Learn as a Part of the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem 
New Venture Internship: Learning to be a High-Value Employee, Manager, or Founder 
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
Specialized Printmaking Course83
Specialized Printmaking Course83
CRFT, GAD, or PDS Studio Elective3
Select one of the following:93
Field Internship in Ceramics 
Field Internship in Glass 
Field Internship in Fibers 
Field Internship Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM 
Business Practices in Crafts [WI]5 
Art Careers Promotion 
The Business of Design [WI]5 
Field Internship 
Field Internship 
Creative Cottage Industrialist 
Rome Internship 
Open Elective73
 Term Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours: 126
1

These 2 courses constitute the waiver for the GenEd Arts category if the courses are completed with a C- or better.

2

Prerequisite for GAD 3711.

3

Prerequisite for GAD 3731.

4

Prerequisite for GAD 3751.

5

Students taking a WI course from the list of Tyler entrepreneurship courses may take a non-WI Art History elective.

6

Choose from GAD 3711 (fall only), GAD 3731 (fall only), and GAD 3751 (spring only). Two different advanced courses are required.

7

Students completing a 3-credit Art History 2000+ elective must select a 4-credit open elective to reach the minimum 126 credits to earn the BFA degree.

8

Choose from GAD 3811 or GAD 3821 (fall only), GAD 3831 (spring only), GAD 3841 (spring only) and GAD 4511 (spring only). Three distinct specialized courses are required.

9

These courses cannot fulfill both a requirement for the major and a requirement for this category.

Please Note: An approved study abroad program waives the GenEd Global/World Society (GG) requirement; however, these credits must be made up with academic coursework taken outside of Tyler departments to be in compliance with BFA accreditation. BFA majors interested in studying abroad should consult with an academic advisor to determine if a semester (generally spring semester of second year) or a summer program would be the best option to remain on track for graduation.