Bachelor of Fine Arts in Glass with Entrepreneurial Studies

Glass with Entrepreneurial Studies

Sharyn O'Mara, Program Head
Tyler School of Art Building, Room 120C
215-777-9128
sharyn.omara@temple.edu

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Glass program at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, recognized as one the nation's top programs in the discipline, offers students access to unparalleled facilities and prepares them as artists and designers who understand the history, chemistry, technical and aesthetic aspects of working with glass.

Glass majors at Tyler join a welcoming, high-energy community of artists and educators who work in expansive studios that provide opportunities to learn the full range of glass processes: glassblowing, hot-casting, kiln-casting, flame-working, performance and more. In addition to learning traditional and innovative techniques, students learn how to think critically and solve problems—all while enjoying Tyler Glass traditions from Blow-a-thons to "Pumpkinferno."

Tyler BFA students take full advantage of the school's location in Philadelphia, a vibrant art center with a strong glass art tradition, and its proximity to New York to find internships and jobs, explore museums and galleries, launch creative practices, start businesses and earn placements in the most competitive graduate programs.

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 Glass 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 Glass with Entrepreneurial Studies majors must complete the General Education requirements.

  • Students must earn a C- or better in ART 2301 and ART 2302 to enter the Glass with Entrepreneurial Studies major.
  • The 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 Glass with Entrepreneurial Studies

Sophomore Requirements
ART 2301Introduction to Glass3
ART 2302Intermediate Glass3
Junior Requirements
ART 3307Advanced Glass Seminar3
ART 3308Advanced Glass, Topic: Visiting Artist Series3
Select one of the following Cold Glass courses:3
Glass Construction, Topic: Kiln Working
Glass Construction, Topic: Cold Glass
Select one of the following Hot Glass courses:3
Hot Glass, Topic: Blowing
Hot Glass Casting
Senior Requirements
ART 4308Advanced Glass Seminar3
ART 4307Advanced Glass Seminar: Visiting Artist Series3
ART 4096Business Practices in Crafts (Capstone, WI)3
Select one of the following Cold Glass courses:3
Glass Construction, Topic: Kiln Working
Glass Construction, Topic: Cold Glass
Select one of the following Hot Glass courses:3
Hot Glass Blowing
Hot Glass Casting

 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 Glass 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 2301Introduction to Glass3
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 2302Intermediate Glass3
ART or GAD 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective3
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 3307Advanced Glass Seminar3
Select one of the following:23
Hot Glass, Topic: Blowing 
Hot Glass Casting 
Glass Construction, Topic: Kiln Working 
Glass Construction, Topic: Cold Glass 
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 WI3,44
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
ART 3308Advanced Glass, Topic: Visiting Artist Series3
Select one of the following (not previously taken):23
Hot Glass, Topic: Blowing 
Hot Glass Casting 
Glass Construction, Topic: Kiln Working 
Glass Construction, Topic: Cold Glass 
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 Elective34
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 4
Fall
ART 4307Advanced Glass Seminar: Visiting Artist Series3
ART 4096Business Practices in Crafts [WI]3
Select one of the following:53
Glass Construction, Topic: Kiln Working 
Glass Construction, Topic: Cold Glass 
Hot Glass Blowing 
Hot Glass Casting 
GenEd Breadth Course3
Open Elective33
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
ART 4308Advanced Glass Seminar3
ART or GAD 2000+ Studio Elective3
Select one of the following (not previously taken):53
Glass Construction, Topic: Kiln Working 
Glass Construction, Topic: Cold Glass 
Hot Glass Blowing 
Hot Glass Casting 
Select one of the following:63
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. 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.