Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking with Entrepreneurial Studies

Printmaking with Entrepreneurial Studies

Amze Emmons, Program Head
Tyler School of Art Building
Room 260C
215-777-9126
amze.emmons@temple.edu

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Printmaking program at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture—one of the nation's top programs in the discipline—offers students access to world-class facilities, exceptional faculty, and strong regional and national professional networks.

Tyler Printmaking majors join a welcoming community of artists and educators. Bridging tradition and innovation, students learn the full range of printmaking techniques from the simplest to the most technically advanced. Students learn how to think critically and solve problems, working with professors side-by-side with graduate students. Tyler provides access to the resources of a large, public research university combined with the intimacy of an art school.

Tyler BFA students take full advantage of the school's location in Philadelphia, a vibrant art center with a strong printmaking tradition, 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 Printmaking 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 Printmaking with Entrepreneurial Studies majors must complete the General Education requirements.

  • Students must earn a C- or better in either ART 2701 or ART 2702 and one of the introductory printmaking courses (ART 2704, ART 2705/ART 2706, ART 2707) to enter the Printmaking with Entrepreneurial Studies major.
  • The required Junior/Senior studio courses and ART 3796 (capstone) must be completed with a C- or better to fulfill major requirements.

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

Sophomore Prerequisites
Select one Survey of Printmaking course from the following:3
Survey of Lithography and Serigraphy
Survey of Etching and Relief
Select one introductory Printmaking course from the following:3
Serigraphy 1
Etching 2
Intaglio Printmaking
Lithography 3
Junior and Senior Requirements
Select two of the following (not taken as sophomore prerequisites):6
Serigraphy 1
Etching 2
Intaglio Printmaking
Lithography 3
Select two Advanced Printmaking courses from the following:6
Advanced Serigraphy (fall only)
Advanced Etching (fall only)
Advanced Lithography (spring only)
Select three Specialized Printmaking courses from the following:9
Printmaking Workshop (Intermedia, fall only)
Relief and Monoprint Workshop (spring only)
Color Print Workshop (Intermedia, spring only)
Senior Projects Workshop/Seminar (spring only)
ART 3796Art Career Workshop (WI, Capstone)3
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: 43
Field Internship
Business Practices in Crafts
Art Careers Promotion
The Business of Design (WI)
Field Internship
Creative Cottage Industrialist
Rome Internship

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 Printmaking 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
Select one of the following:3
Survey of Lithography and Serigraphy 
Survey of Etching and Relief 
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
Select one of the following:3
Serigraphy<sup>2</sup> 
Etching<sup>3</sup> 
Lithography<sup>4</sup> 
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
Select two of the following (not previously taken):6
Serigraphy<sup>2</sup> 
Etching<sup>3</sup> 
Lithography<sup>4</sup> 
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 WI54
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
Advanced Printmaking Course63
ART 3796Art Career Workshop [WI] (Capstone)3
ART or GAD Studio Elective3
Art History Elective74
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 4
Fall
Advanced Printmaking Course63
Specialized Printmaking Course83
Select one of the following (if not taken previously):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
Spring
Specialized Printmaking Course83
Specialized Printmaking Course83
ART or GAD Studio Elective3
Select one of the following:93
Field Internship 
Business Practices in Crafts [WI] 
Art Careers Promotion 
The Business of Design [WI]<sup>5</sup> 
Field Internship 
Creative Cottage Industrialist 
Rome Internship 
Open Elective73
 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.