Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture with Entrepreneurial Studies

Sculpture with Entrepreneurial Studies

C.T. Jasper, Program Head
Tyler School of Art Building
Room 130
215-777-9155
ctom@temple.edu

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Sculpture program at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture helps students develop creative, intellectual and practical skills in expansive, state-of-the-art facilities and prepares them for successful careers as artists and professionals in a range of industries.

Tyler Sculpture majors join a warm community of bold thinkers and makers who, through intense study of theory and the exploration of materials and media, become critical thinkers and problem solvers. Students develop technical proficiency and gain practical knowledge of technology, including robotics, digital fabrication, video editing, woodworking, metalworking and more.

Tyler offers access to the region's vibrant contemporary art scene in Philadelphia and nearby cities like New York and Washington, D.C. Students graduate to become socially-conscious practicing artists, find employment in education, industrial design, fabrication and more and earn placements in top graduate programs.

Designed to complement the dynamic studio curriculum 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 Sculpture 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 Sculpture with Entrepreneurial Studies majors must complete the General Education requirements.

  • Students must earn a C- or better in Sculpture (ART 2801 or ART 2807) to enter the Sculpture with Entrepreneurial Studies major.
  • The required Junior/Senior courses and ART 3896 must be completed with a C- or better to fulfill major requirements.

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

Sophomore Prerequisite 

ART 2801Sculpture3
or ART 2807 Sculpture: Rome

Students are encouraged to take Installation or Mold Making in the second semester of the sophomore year after Sophomore Sculpture.

Junior and Senior Requirements

Select two of the following: 16
Advanced Sculpture
Advanced Sculpture
Advanced Sculpture
Advanced Sculpture
Specialized Sculpture course (see list below)3
Specialized (see list below) or Advanced Sculpture courses 16
ART 4801Senior Sculpture3
Select two Drawing courses from the following:6
ART 2502Intermediate Drawing3
or ART 2504 Intermediate Drawing
ART 2508Digital Drawing3
or ART 3511 Digital Drawing
ART 2802Video Workshop3
or ART 3802 Advanced Video
ART 3512Rome Sketchbook3
ART 3514Advanced Drawing 23
or ART 3515 Advanced Drawing: Rome
or ART 3516 Advanced Drawing
or ART 4514 Advanced Drawing
ART 3517Figure Drawing 23
or ART 3518 Figure Drawing
or ART 4517 Figure Drawing
or ART 4518 Figure Drawing
ART 3011Interactive Projects3
Capstone
ART 3896PDS Seminar (WI) 33

Specialized Sculpture Courses

ART 2803Installation3
ART 3803Installation3
ART 2802Video Workshop3
ART 3802Advanced Video3
ART 2804Mold Making Technology3
ART 3804Mold Making Technology3
ART 2805Figure Modeling3
ART 2808Figure Modeling: Rome3
ART 3811Sculpture Techniques and Materials3
ART 3809Public Art Projects3
ART 3085Field Internship3
PDS 4582Independent Study1 to 3

 Entrepreneurship Requirements 

Select three of the following:9
Be Your Own Boss: Planning to Start Your Own Business
Entrepreneurial and Innovative Thinking
Lean Startup: Fast and Inexpensive Ways to Test and Launch Your Ideas
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
Art Career Workshop (WI)
Business Practices in Crafts (WI)
Art Careers Promotion
The Business of Design (WI)
Field Internship
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 Sculpture with Entrepreneurial Studies

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

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
FDPR 1511Foundation Drawing13
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 Century13
IH 0851 or 0951Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life [GY]3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall
ART 2801 or 2807Sculpture23
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 or GAD 2000-2999 Sophomore Studio Elective3
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 and Inexpensive Ways to Test and Launch Your Ideas 
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 3805 or 3807Advanced Sculpture3
Specialized Sculpture Course3
ART 3896PDS Seminar [WI] (Capstone)3
Art History Elective WI34
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
ART 3806 or 3808Advanced Sculpture3
ART Drawing Course43
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 and Inexpensive Ways to Test and Launch Your Ideas 
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 Elective54
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 4
Fall
ART 4801Senior Sculpture3
ART Drawing Course43
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 and Inexpensive Ways to Test and Launch Your Ideas 
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 
Open Elective53
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
Specialized or Advanced Sculpture Course3
Specialized or Advanced Sculpture Course3
Select one of the following:63
Field Internship 
Art Career Workshop [WI] 
Business Practices in Crafts [WI] 
Art Careers Promotion 
The Business of Design [WI]3 
Field Internship 
Creative Cottage Industrialist 
Rome Internship 
ART or GAD Studio Elective3
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.