Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting with Entrepreneurial Studies

Painting with Entrepreneurial Studies

Matthew Sepielli, Painting Program Head
Tyler School of Art Building
 215-777-9106
matthew.sepielli@temple.edu

Tyler's Painting program provides the skills and concepts essential to artistic growth. The faculty has designed studio and seminar courses that foster the development of pictorial concepts realized in the tangible form of painting and drawing.

The courses offer a range of both genre-based courses and advanced level courses. Upper level courses cover technical, formal, topical, and theory based issues. An extensive range of approaches will be presented in the context of both historical precedent and contemporary practice. The faculty advises each student to participate in a variety of studio experiences to facilitate the integration of technique with personal vision. The program teaches candidates how to develop and nurture a personal artistic vision, how to thoughtfully critique their work and the work of other artists, how to thoroughly research the concepts that inspire them, how to build a supportive network of artistic peers and mentors, and how to make an economically viable place for themselves in the art world after graduation.

Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting 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 Painting with Entrepreneurial Studies majors must complete the BFA with Entrepreneurial Studies curriculum and General Education requirements.

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

Sophomore Requirements

Painting
PDS 2011Painting3
or PDS 2111 Painting
Drawing
Select one of the following:3
Intermediate Drawing
Intermediate Drawing
Intermediate Figure Drawing (spring only)
Digital Drawing
Digital Drawing

Notes:

  • PDS 2051 is suggested, but not required, for those interested in becoming a Painting major.
  • PDS 2511 is strongly recommended for students interested in Painting or Sculpture as a major.
  • Students may only take 3 Painting/Drawing courses in the sophomore year; other 2000-level PDS courses may be used as electives for the junior/senior year.

Junior and Senior Requirements

Four (4) Advanced Level Painting courses (see Painting list below)12
Two (2) Advanced Level Drawing courses (see Drawing list below)6
Two (2) Advanced Level Painting or Drawing courses (see Painting/Drawing list below)6
PDS 3596PDS Seminar (Capstone) 13
1

PDS 3596 counts as one of the two required writing intensive courses. The other writing intensive course must be an Art History course.

Advanced Level Painting Courses
Painting Materials & Techniques
Landscape (fall only) 1
Landscape
Color
Color
Color
Figure Painting
Figure Painting
Painting on Paper
Painting on Paper
Advanced Painting
Advanced Painting
Advanced Painting: Rome
Advanced Painting
Advanced Painting
Senior Painting Studio 2
Senior Painting Studio 2
Advanced Level Drawing Courses
Landscape 1
Landscape
Digital Drawing
Rome Sketchbook
Advanced Drawing
Advanced Drawing: Rome
Advanced Drawing
Advanced Drawing
Figure Drawing
Figure Drawing
Figure Drawing
Figure Drawing
Interactive Projects
Additional Advanced Level Painting/Drawing Courses
Painting Materials & Techniques
Advanced Painting
Advanced Painting
Advanced Painting: Rome
Advanced Painting
Figure Painting
Figure Drawing
Figure Drawing
Fresco Painting
Rome Sketchbook
Advanced Drawing
Advanced Drawing: Rome
Advanced Drawing
Senior Painting Studio 2
Senior Painting Studio 2
 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: 33
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
Art Career Workshop (WI)
Field Internship
Creative Cottage Industrialist
Rome Internship
Total Credit Hours12
1

PDS 3021 and PDS 4021 may be taken for Painting and/or Drawing Credit.

2

Students wishing to enroll in PDS 4072 or PDS 4172 must be jury-selected by the faculty and special approval is needed to register.

3

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

Notes: 

  • Do not duplicate any courses previously taken for Drawing or Painting credit.

  • Painting or Drawing courses taken in excess of the required eight courses will count as studio electives. This is a common practice encouraged by the Painting Faculty.

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 Painting 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
PDS 2011 or 2111Painting3
Select one of the following:3
Intermediate Drawing 
Intermediate Drawing2 
Intermediate Figure Drawing 
Digital Drawing2 
Select one of the following:33
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 two of the following:36
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
PDS Painting Course3
PDS Painting Course3
Select one of the following (not previously chosen):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 Elective44
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
PDS 3000+ Painting Course3
PDS 3000+ Painting Course3
CRFT, GAD, or PDS 2000+ Studio Elective3
Art History Elective WI54
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 4
Fall
PDS 3000+ Painting Course3
PDS 3000+ Painting Course3
PDS 3596PDS Seminar [WI]63
Select one of the following (not previously chosen):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
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
PDS 3000+ Painting Course3
PDS 3000+ Painting Course3
Open Elective43
Select one of the following:73
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 
Art Career Workshop [WI]5 
Field Internship 
Creative Cottage Industrialist 
Rome Internship 
GenEd Breadth Course3
 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

PDS 2321 can be taken in either fall or spring. PDS 2341 is offered in fall only.

3

Only three 2xxx level courses can be taken in any one subject area in order to count for sophomore studio credit.

4

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. 

5

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

6

PDS 3596 PDS Seminar can be taken either fall or spring semester.

7

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.