Art (Studio) (ART)

ART 504. Directed Study in Painting1-3 Units

Prerequisite(s): ART 502 and BFA Candidacy; or faculty consent.

Description: A focused, in-depth exploration of self-generated problems in painting.

Note: May be repeated up to a maximum of 12 credit hours.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 506. Themes and Concepts in Drawing3 Units

Prerequisite(s): ART 305 and BFA Candidacy; or faculty consent.

Description: Individual problems stressing development of personal imagery and concepts and optional media and approaches. Coursework may include work from nude models.

Note: Formally taught as Advanced Drawing Concepts.
Note: May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 507. Directed Study in Drawing1-3 Units

Prerequisite(s): ART 505 or ART 506; and BFA Candidacy; or faculty consent.

Description: Experimentation on individual problems in drawing.

Note: May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 508. Art Education Methods and Research I3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Fine Arts majors only.

Description: Art education methods and current research readings to satisfy Kentucky certification requirements for teachers of art in grades K-6.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 509. Anatomy & Life Drawing3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): ART 305 and BFA candidacy; or faculty consent.

Description: The study of human anatomy for the artist as visual structual form with emphasis on skeletal system, and movement; muscle system, and surface features. Course work may include drawing from nude models.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 510. Design for Visualizing Data and Information3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): ART 572; BFA Graphic Design Candidacy; or faculty consent.

Description: Exploration of the design and production of a variety of formats (charts, tables, maps, diagrams) and challenges (presenting the information in a visually engaging way with accuracy and integrity); targeting a variety of audiences. Emphasis is placed on both the thinking and the making that goes into a successfully designed data visualization.

Note: This course satisfies an elective for completion of the BFA in Graphic Design.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 512. Directed Study in Glass1-3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): ART 511 and BFA Candidacy; or faculty consent.

Description: Experimentation on individual problems in Glass. Emphasis is placed on realization and execution of ideas.

Note: May be repeated up to 12 hours.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 518. Art Education Methods and Research II3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): Fine Arts majors only.

Description: Art education methods and current research readings to satisfy Kentucky certification requirements for teachers in grades 7-12.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 523. Directed Study in Sculpture1-3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): ART 521 and BFA Candidacy; or faculty consent.

Description: Experimentation on individual problems in sculpture.

Note: May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 534. Directed Study in Ceramics1-3 Units

Prerequisite(s): ART 531 and BFA Candidacy; or faculty consent.

Description: Experimentation on individual problems in clay and ceramics.

Note: May be repeated up to a maximum of 12 hours.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 543. Directed Study in Printmaking1-3 Units

Prerequisite(s): ART 541 and BFA Candidacy; or faculty consent.

Description: Experimentation on individual problems in printmaking.

Note: Formerly ART 527.
Note: May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 551. Lighting and View Camera3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): ART 351 or faculty consent.

Description: Exploration of black and white photography emphasizing techniques and processes as well as conceptual problem solving.

Note: Formerly taught as Photography Techniques and Processes.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 552. Color Imaging3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): ART 351 or faculty consent.

Description: Exploration of color photography concepts and digital media utilizing photographic principles and techniques.

Note: Formerly Color Photography.
Note: May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 554. Alternative and Historic Photographic Processes3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): ART 351 or Faculty Consent.

Description: Exploration of historic and alternative methods of photographic image making. Students will gain an understanding of historic photographic principles in a historic context.

Note: May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 555. Directed Study in Photography1-3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): ART 351, BFA Candidacy, or faculty consent.

Description: Experimentation on individual problems in photography.

Note: May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 556. Experimental Photography3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): ART 351; or faculty consent.

Description: Experimentation with historic and alternative photographic methods of image making.

Note: May be repeated up to 6 hours.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 557. Advanced Photography3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): ART 551 and ART 552, or faculty consent.

Description: Working in a variety of photographic media including color, black and white, and alternative processes, students develop a personal portfolio and understanding of contemporary issues in photography.

Note: Formerly taught as ART 553.
Note: May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 579. Directed Study in Graphic Design1-3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): ART 571 and BFA Graphic Design Candidacy; or faculty consent.

Description: Experimentation on individual problems in graphic design.

Note: This course satisfies an elective for completion of the BFA in Graphic Design.
Note: May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 583. Papermaking3 Units

Prerequisite(s): BFA Candidacy, faculty consent for graduate credit.

Description: Introduces the basic procedures of handmade paper while investigating papermaking as a means for contemporary expression.

Note: May be taken for graduate credit.
Note: May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 584. Directed Study in Fiber and Mixed Media Art1-3 Units

Prerequisite(s): ART 581 or ART 582; and BFA Candidacy; or faculty consent.

Description: Experimentation on individual problems in fiber and mixed media art.

Note: May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 585. Book Art Concepts3 Units

Prerequisite(s): BFA candidacy or faculty consent.

Description: An introduction to traditional and non-traditional book arts with focus on the construction of traditional book forms such as folded bindings, Japanese stab bindings, portfolios, as well as types of multi-signature bindings. Emphasis will be placed on the book as an art form incorporating concept, design, content, and craft.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 590. Special Problems in Studio Art3 Units

Prerequisite(s): BFA Candidacy or faculty consent.

Description: Advanced exploration of a particular theme, medium or combination of media outside the scope of established departmental curriculum, with emphasis on individual problems.

Note: May be repeated with different subtitles to a maximum of 12 hours.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 595. Independent Study1-3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade point average of 3.0 overall, and minimum grade point average of 3.5 in the department, and at least 18 semester hours credit in the department.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 600. Graduate Seminar1 Unit

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.

Description: Reports, critiques, presentations and discussions on personal research and current topics in the visual arts.

Note: Cross-listed with ARTH 600 and CCS 600.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 601. Workshop in Painting3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Four semesters of undergraduate painting.

Description: Concentrated study in advanced contemporary painting problems, with strong emphasis on independent visual thought.

Note: May be repeated, but no more than 18 hours can be credited to MA.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 602. Professional Practice in Painting3 Units

Prerequisite(s): MFA Standing, or faculty consent.

Description: Individual research and professional practice in painting.

Note: May be repeated but no more than 18 hours may be applied to MFA.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 605. Workshop in Drawing3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Four semesters of undergraduate drawing.

Description: Concentrated study of contemporary concepts and theories leading to independent visual thought expressed through drawing techniques.

Note: May be repeated, but no more than 18 hours can be counted toward MA.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 606. Professional Practice Drawing3 Units

Prerequisite(s): MFA standing, or faculty consent.

Description: Individual research and professional practice in drawing.

Note: May be repeated but no more than 18 hours may be applied MFA.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 611. Workshop in Glass3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Graduate status or consent of instructor.

Description: Concentrated pursuit of creative concepts using glass. Refinement of conceptual and practical glassmaking fundamentals.

Note: May be repeated, but no more than 18 hours may be counted toward MA or MFA.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 612. Professional Practice in Glass3 Units

Prerequisite(s): MFA standing or faculty consent.

Description: Individual research and professional practice in glass.

Note: May be repeated but no more than 18 hours can be credited to MFA.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 621. Workshop in Sculpture3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Four semesters of undergraduate sculpture.

Description: Concentrated study of sculptural problems and techniques.

Note: May be repeated, but no more than 18 hours can be credited to MA.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 622. Professional Practice in Sculpture3 Units

Prerequisite(s): MFA standing or faculty consent.

Description: Individual research and professional practice in sculpture.

Note: May be repeated but no more than 18 hours may be applied to MFA.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 631. Workshop in Ceramics3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Advanced individual projects and experimentation.

Note: May be repeated, but no more than 18 hours can be credited to MA.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 632. Professional Practice in Ceramics3 Units

Prerequisite(s): MFA standing or faculty consent.

Description: Individual research and professional practice in ceramics.

Note: May be repeated but no more than 18 hours may be applied to MFA.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 641. Workshop in Printmaking3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Four semesters of undergraduate printmaking.

Description: Concentrated study leading to independent visual thought.

Note: May be repeated, but no more than 18 hours can be credited to MA.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 642. Professional Practice in Printmaking3 Units

Prerequisite(s): MFA Standing or faculty consent.

Description: Individual research and professional practice in printmaking.

Note: May be repeated but no more than 18 hours may be applied to MFA.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 643. Independent Study1-15 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Credit according to achievement.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 644. Independent Study1-15 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Credit according to achievement.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 645. Thesis Guidance3 Units

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 646. Thesis Guidance3 Units

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 651. Workshop in Photography3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Four semesters of undergraduate photography, and consent of instructor.

Description: Concentrated study of photographic techniques and theory leading to independent visual thought.

Note: May be repeated, but no more than 18 hours can be counted toward a MA.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 652. Professional Practice in Photography3 Units

Prerequisite(s): MFA standing, or faculty consent.

Description: Individual research and professional practice in photography.

Note: May be repeated but no more than 18 hours may be applied to MFA.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 672. Professional Practice in Graphic Design3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): MFA Standing or faculty consent.

Description: Individual research and professional practice in graphic design.

Note: May be repeated but no more than 18 hours may be applied to MFA.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 681. Workshop in Fiber/Mixed Media3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Concentrated study of fiber problems and techniques with emphasis on development of student's individual direction.

Note: May be repeated, but no more than 18 hours can be credited to MA.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 683. Professional Practice in Fiber/Mixed Media3 Units

Prerequisite(s): MFA standing or faculty consent.

Description: Individual research and professional practice in fiber/mixed media.

Note: May be repeated but no more than 18 hours may be applied to MFA.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 690. MFA Projects: Studio3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): MFA Standing or faculty consent.

Description: Offered in the fall semester by a member of the studio faculty in an appropriate studio space or workspace; this course provides an opportunity for MFA candidates to develop their work in the studio with guidance and input from studio faculty and peers. The primary components of the curriculum are supervised studio work, group critiques, and individual meetings. This course is required in semesters 1, 3, and 5 for students enrolled in the MFA program; and may be taken as an elective in semesters 2, 4, and 6, if desired.

Note: No more than 18 hours may be applied to MFA.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 691. Professional Practice in Studio Art3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): MFA standing or faculty consent.

Description: Interdisciplinary investigation in advanced contemporary visual problems leading to independent visual thought.

Note: May be repeated, but no more than 18 hours may be counted toward MFA.
Note: Formerly taught as Workshop in Studio Art.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 692. Art, Thinking & Social Change3 Units

Prerequisite(s): MFA standing or faculty consent.

Description: Studio art course that integrates aesthetics, critical theories and practice of art. Students will think creatively to produce artwork that transcends the confines of mediums, to reflect upon philosophical issues, to critique historical and current events, and to examine the boundary between aesthetics and ethics.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 693. MFA Seminar I1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): MFA standing or faculty consent.

Description: Reports, critiques, presentations, discussions on current topics in the visual arts.

Note: MFA Seminar I to be taken in the second semester.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 694. MFA Seminar II1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): MFA standing or faculty consent.

Description: Reports, critiques, presentations, and discussions on current topics in the visual arts.

Note: MFA Seminar II to be taken in the third semester.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 695. MFA Seminar III1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): MFA standing or faculty consent.

Description: Reports, critiques, presentations, and discussions on current topics in the visual arts.

Note: MFA Seminar III to be taken in the fourth semester.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 696. Teaching Internship I1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): MFA standing or faculty consent.

Description: Development and practice of teaching skills and methodologies through work with an individual instructor in an undergraduate course.

Note: To be taken prior to the receipt of a Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA).

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 697. Teaching Internship II1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): MFA standing or faculty consent.

Description: Development and practice of teaching skills and methodologies through work with an individual instructor in an undergraduate course.

Note: To be taken after student receives a GTA.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 698. Internship in Studio Art1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): MFA standing or faculty consent.

Description: Supervised professional experience in Studio Art.

Note: May be repeated but no more than 2 hours may be counted toward MFA.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

ART 699. MFA Thesis Project3 Units

Prerequisite(s): MFA standing or faculty consent.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes