Minor in Art

The Minor in Art is an opportunity for both Main Campus and Temple University Japan Campus students to study the visual arts, whether the goal is to build on previous experience in the visual arts, develop technical skills, enhance creativity and critical thinking skills to apply to their major area of study, or all of the above.

On Main Campus, Temple University students can pursue the visual arts in world-class facilities at one of the nations top-ranked art schools with access to the region's vibrant contemporary art scene in Philadelphia and nearby cities like New York and Washington, D.C. The Temple University Japan Campus, the only degree–conferring United States–style art program in Tokyo, offers a curriculum that situates visual practice in a liberal arts context with art historical reference, critical perspectives and theoretical insight. Tokyo's unique urban environment and its numerous art galleries and museums offer context, inspiration and stimuli for student learning. Both options provide unique opportunities available to Temple students.

Main Campus courses can be found in the class schedule under the subjects of Art, Community Arts, Graphic Arts and Design, and Visual Studies. Temple University Japan courses can be found in the class schedule under the subject of Art (Japan Campus)

The Main Campus Faculty Advisor for the Art Minor is Professor Kim Strommen - kim.strommen@temple.edu.

The Temple University Japan Faculty Advisor for the Art Minor is Professor Shinya Watanabe - shinyaw@tuj.temple.edu.

Requirements

ART 1502Introduction to Visual Language, Painting3
or ARTU 1101 Painting for Non-Majors
ART 1503Introduction to Visual Language, Drawing3
or ARTU 1401 Drawing I
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Visual Language, 3-D Design
3-D Design
Introduction to Visual Language, Design
2D Design
Select one of the following:3
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
Select three additional Studio Electives from the following list: 19
ARTU 1000+ courses
Introductory Seminar in Community Arts
or CART 3911
Research and Project Planning Seminar in Community Arts
or CART 3989
Community Arts
ART 2000+ courses
GAD 2000+ courses
Visual Studies 1 Foundation: Digital Imaging
VS 2000+ courses
Total Credit Hours21

Note: The department will accept a maximum of 9 s.h. of transfer studio credits towards the minor. A portfolio of work must be submitted for review by department faculty.

Students who are matriculated in the Tyler BA in Art, BA in Art Therapy, BA in Visual Studies, BSED or BFA degree programs may not declare an Art minor.