Bachelor of Arts in Art (TUJ)

Exclusively offered at Temple's Japan campus

Kaoru Sakurai, Major Coordinator
Art Program, Temple University Japan Campus
ksakurai@tuj.temple.edu
tujinfo@tuj.temple.edu
Tel: =81-3-5441-9800

Shinya Watanabe, Major Coordinator
Art Program, Temple University Japan Campus
shinyaw@tuj.temple.edu
tujinfo@tuj.temple.edu
Tel: =81-3-5441-9800

The Bachelor of Arts in Art at Temple University Japan (TUJ) is the only degree–conferring U.S.–style art program in Tokyo, offering a curriculum that situates visual practice in a liberal arts context with art historical reference, critical perspectives and theoretical insight. With an emphasis on traditional fine art media, photography and digital technology, the coursework prepares students for a variety of practices in visual art. Tokyo's unique urban environment and its numerous art galleries and museums offer context, inspiration and stimuli for student learning.

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 1201, ARTU 1401ARTU 1402 and ARTU 1501. If the student changes majors before completing all four courses, they must complete a GenEd Arts course to satisfy the requirement for General Education.

Major Requirements for B.A. in Art

  • 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 12013-D Design3
ARTU 1401Drawing I3
ARTU 1402Drawing II3
ARTU 15012D Design3
Sophomore Studio Electives
Select four from the following:12
Painting
Intermediate 3-D
Relief Printmaking
Computer Imaging
Art Photography: Digital
Junior Studio Electives
Choose three ARTU 2000+ Elective9
Choose one ARTU 3000+ Elective3
Senior Studio Electives
Choose one ARTU 3000+ Elective3
Choose one ARTU 4000+ Elective3
Capstone
ARTU 4796Art Seminar3
Art History Requirements
ARTH 1103Introduction to Methods and Theories3
Select one of the following:3-4
Arts of the World I: Prehistoric to 1300
Honors Arts of the World I: Prehistoric to 1300
Arts of the World II: 1300 to the 21st Century
Honors Arts of the World II: 1300 to the 21st Century
Arts of Asia
Art History 2000-4999 Elective
One Art History 2000-4999 Elective4
One Writing Intensive (WI) Art History course 14
Academic Requirements
Five upper-level CLA courses 2,315
Total Credit Hours74-75

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

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2019-2020 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
GenEd Breadth Course3
ARTU 1401Drawing I<sup>1</sup>3
ARTU 15012D Design<sup>1</sup>3
ARTH 1103Introduction to Methods and Theories3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
IH 0851 or 0951Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life [GY]3
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]4
ARTU 1402Drawing II<sup>1</sup>3
ARTU 12013-D Design<sup>1</sup>3
Select one of the following:3
Arts of the World I: Prehistoric to 1300 
Arts of the World II: 1300 to the 21st Century 
Arts of Asia 
Art History 2000+ Course
 
 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
Select two of the following:6
Painting 
Intermediate 3-D 
Relief Printmaking 
Computer Imaging 
Art Photography: Digital 
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
Foreign Language 1002 - second level4
Select two of the following:6
Painting 
Intermediate 3-D 
Relief Printmaking 
Computer Imaging 
Art Photography: Digital 
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 3
Fall
GenEd Breadth Course3
ARTU 2000+ Studio Elective3
ARTU 2000+ Studio Elective3
Upper-Level Art History course24
Upper-Level CLA course - Social Science33
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
GenEd Breadth Course3
ARTU 2000+ Studio Elective3
ARTU 3000+ Studio Elective3
Upper-Level CLA course3
Upper-Level CLA course3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 4
Fall
ARTU 3000+ Studio Elective3
ARTU 4000+ 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