The Minor in Art is an opportunity for both Main Campus and Temple University Japan Campus students to study the visual arts, whether the goal is to build on previous experience in the visual arts, develop technical skills, enhance creativity and critical thinking skills to apply to their major area of study, or all of the above.
On Main Campus, Temple University students can pursue the visual arts in world-class facilities at one of the nation's top-ranked art schools with access to the region's vibrant contemporary art scene in Philadelphia and nearby cities like New York and Washington, D.C. Temple University Japan Campus, the only degree-conferring United States-style art program in Tokyo, offers a curriculum that situates visual practice in a liberal arts context with art historical reference, critical perspectives and theoretical insight. Tokyo's unique urban environment and its numerous art galleries and museums offer context, inspiration and stimuli for student learning. Both options provide unique opportunities available to Temple students.
Main Campus courses can be found in the class schedule under the subjects of Art, Community Arts, Graphic Arts and Design, and Visual Studies. Temple University Japan Campus courses can be found in the class schedule under the subject of Art (Japan Campus).
Campus Locations: Main and Japan
Kim Strommen, Professor
Temple Japan Campus
|Select two of the following:
|Introduction to Visual Language, Design
or ARTU 1501
|Introduction to Visual Language, 3-D Design
or ARTU 1201
|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
|Introduction to Welding
|Painting for Non-Majors
|Select one of the following:
|Arts of the World I: Prehistoric to 1300
or ARTH 1955
|Honors Arts of the World I: Prehistoric to 1300
|Arts of the World II: 1300 to the 21st Century
or ARTH 1956
|Honors Arts of the World II: 1300 to the 21st Century
|Select four additional Studio Electives from the following list: 1
ARTU 1000+ courses
|Research and Project Planning Seminar in Community Arts
or CART 3989
|Honors Research and Project Planning in Community Arts
|Introduction to CAD for Non-Tyler BFA Students
|Socially Engaged Arts Practices in Communities
or CART 3011
|Introductory Seminar in Community Arts
or CART 3911
|Honors Introductory Seminar in Community Arts
ART 2000+ courses
GAD 2000+ courses
|Visual Studies 1 Foundation: Digital Imaging
VS 2000+ courses
|Total Credit Hours
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 and Architecture Advising web site.
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.
Students who are matriculated in the Tyler BA in Art, BA in Art Therapy, BA in Visual Studies, BSED or BFA degree programs may not declare an Art minor.