Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics with Entrepreneurial Studies

Ceramics with Entrepreneurial Studies

Roberto Lugo, Program Head
Tyler School of Art Building, Room 150L
roberto.lugo@temple.edu

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Ceramics program at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture welcomes students into a diverse community of thinkers and makers who challenge traditional processes in a forward-looking way.
 
Led by a faculty of practicing artists in state-of-the-art facilities, Ceramics majors work in a close-knit environment, side-by-side with graduate students, as they explore traditional and experimental clay techniques. The program draws on the energy and resources of the urban landscape of Philadelphia—a city with a longstanding clay culture and vibrant visual art scene—to forge community partnerships that lead to broader, inclusive perspectives, conversations and exchanges of ideas.
 
Students learn product design and production, studio management and gallery installation, as well as critical thinking and problem solving—transferable skills that help prepare them for success in any artistic discipline or profession, including as educators, gallery operators, architectural designers, curators and more. Students also have opportunities for internships in Philadelphia’s densely networked clay community.

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

Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Ceramics 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 Ceramics with Entrepreneurial Studies majors must complete the General Education requirements.

  • Students must earn a C- or better in ART 2101 and ART 2102 to enter the Ceramics with Entrepreneurial Studies major.
  • The eight required Junior/Senior studio courses and ART 4096 (capstone) must be completed with a C- or better to fulfill major requirements. 

Major Requirements for the B.F.A. in Ceramics with Entrepreneurial Studies

Sophomore Prerequisites
ART 2101Beginning Ceramics3
ART 2102Intermediate Ceramics3
Junior Requirements
ART 3101Advanced Ceramics (This course is repeatable and should be taken once in the fall and once in the spring)6
Two additional specialized Ceramics courses (see list below)6
Senior Requirements
ART 4101Advanced Ceramics (This course is repeatable and should be taken once in the fall and once in the spring)6
Two additional specialized Ceramics courses (see list below)6
ART 4096Business Practices in Crafts (Capstone, WI)3

Specialized Ceramics Courses

ART 3103Two-Dimensional Ceramics3
ART 3104Ceramic Materials3
ART 3105Porcelain3
ART 3106Advanced Throwing and Wheel Work3
ART 3107Ceramic Mold Making3
ART 3110Ceramic Workshop3

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: 13
Field Internship
Art Careers Promotion
The Business of Design (WI)
Field Internship
Art Career Workshop (WI)
Creative Cottage Industrialist
Rome Internship
Total Credit Hours12

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 Ceramics with Entrepreneurial Studies

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

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
FDPR 1511Foundation Drawing<sup>1</sup>3
FDPR 15212D Foundation Principles3
FDPR 15313D Foundation Principles/W3
FDPR 1501Introduction to Art and Design1
ARTH 1155 or 1955Arts of the World I: Prehistoric to 13003
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 1956Arts of the World II: 1300 to the 21st Century<sup>1</sup>3
IH 0851 or 0951Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life [GY]3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall
ART 2101Beginning Ceramics3
ART or GAD 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective3
ART or GAD 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective3
IH 0852 or 0952Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good [GZ]3
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]4
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
ART 2102Intermediate Ceramics3
ART or GAD 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective23
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
ART 3101Advanced Ceramics3
ART 31xx (Specialized Ceramics Course)3
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 Elective34
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
ART 3101Advanced Ceramics3
ART 31xx (Specialized Ceramics Course)3
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 Elective WI3,54
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 4
Fall
ART 4101Advanced Ceramics3
ART 31xx (Specialized Ceramics Course)3
ART 4096Business Practices in Crafts [WI]3
GenEd Breadth Course3
Open Elective33
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
ART 4101Advanced Ceramics3
ART 31xx (Specialized Ceramics Course)3
ART or GAD 2000+ Studio Elective3
Select one of the following:43
Field Internship 
Art Careers Promotion 
The Business of Design [WI] 
Field Internship 
Art Career Workshop [WI] 
Creative Cottage Industrialist 
Rome Internship 
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours: 126

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. Ceramics 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. If a student is spending a traditional semester abroad, ART 2101 must be completed prior to studying abroad. To remain on track for graduation, permission may be granted to substitute an additional specialized ceramics course in lieu of an advanced ceramics course.