Art (Studio) (ART)

Subject-area course lists indicate courses currently active for offering at the University of Louisville. Not all courses are scheduled in any given academic term. For class offerings in a specific semester, refer to the Schedule of Classes.

500-level courses generally are included in both the undergraduate- and graduate-level course listings; however, specific course/section offerings may vary between semesters. Students are responsible for ensuring that they enroll in courses that are applicable to their particular academic programs.

Course Fees

Some courses may carry fees beyond the standard tuition costs to cover additional support or materials. Program-, subject- and course-specific fee information can be found on the Office of the Bursar website.


ART 501. Concepts in Painting3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): ART 301 and BFA Candidacy; or faculty consent.

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

Description: Exploration of conceptual and technical issues in painting.

Note: Formerly Advanced Painting.
Note: May not be repeated.

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

ART 502. Advanced Concepts in Painting3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): ART 301 and BFA Candidacy; or faculty consent.

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

Description: Exploration of individual (self-generated) conceptual issues and techniques in painting.

Note: Formerly Directed Study Painting.
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 503. Special Topics in Painting3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): ART 301 and BFA candidacy; or faculty consent.

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

Description: Focused exploration of a painting topic, process, technique or issue.

Note: May be repeated up to 12 credit hours.

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

ART 504. Directed Study in Painting3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

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

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

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 505. Advanced Figure Drawing3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

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

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

Description: Advanced study of the human figure exploring more complex problems as a means of developing an individual approach to drawing. Coursework may include work from nude models.

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

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

ART 506. Themes and Concepts in Drawing3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

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

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

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 Drawing3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

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

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

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.

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

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.

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

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 511. Advanced Glassmaking Techniques3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): ART 311 and BFA candidacy; or faculty consent.

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

Description: Specialized exploration of glassmaking techniques. Emphasis on professional and academic issues pertaining to glass.

Note: May be repeated up to 12 hours.

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

ART 512. Directed Study in Glass1-3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

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

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

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.

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

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 520. Adventures in Design Methods and Processes3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Odd Years

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

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

Description: An in-depth investigation of experimental methods of the design process within the context of designing effective visual communications. This studio-based exploration of graphic design revolves around Adventures: unconventional projects with emphasis placed on experimentation and observation.

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 521. Practice of Sculpture3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): ART 321 and BFA Candidacy; or faculty consent.

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

Description: Introduction to a wide range of sculpture processes and media with an exploration of concepts and issues in contemporary sculpture.

Note: Formerly taught as Sculpture II.
Note: May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.

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

ART 522. Sculpture Strategies3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): ART 321 and BFA Candidacy; or faculty consent.

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

Description: Exploration of sculpture at the advanced level with emphasis on developing an individual direction in sculpture.

Note: Formerly taught as Advanced 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 523. Directed Study in Sculpture3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

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

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

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 530. Environmental Graphic Design and Wayfinding3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

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

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

Description: Problems in architectural, environmental, and placemaking graphic design.

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 531. Advanced Ceramics: Wheelthrowing3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): ART 331 and BFA Candidacy; or consent of instructor.

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

Description: Focus on individual expression, experimentation and development of subject in wheelthrown vessels. Loading and firing of kilns is expected.

Note: Formerly taught as Advanced Ceramics I.
Note: May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.

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

ART 532. Advanced Ceramics: Sculptural Forms3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): ART 331 and BFA Candidacy; or consent of the instructor.

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

Description: Focus on individual expression, experimentation and development of content driven sculptural forms. Students explore abstraction, observation and narrative through singular or modular pieces. Loading and firing of kilns is expected.

Note: Formerly taught as Advanced Ceramics II & Handbuilding Techniques.
Note: May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.

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

ART 533. Clay Glazes and Firing3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): ART 331 and BFA Candidacy; or faculty consent.

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

Description: The study of the chemistry of clay and glazes. Students will develop and test formulas for clay bodies, slips and glazes. The theories and practice of firing ware will also be explored.

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

ART 534. Directed Study in Ceramics3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

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

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

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 540. Art, Design and Meaning3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Even Years

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

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

Description: Readings and experiments applying semiotics to visual communication problems in the fine and design arts.

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 541. Studio Practice in Printmaking3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): ART 341.

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

Description: Advanced projects in all printmaking media. Emphasis is on the unique qualities of print media for personal expression.

Note: Formerly ART 525.
Note: May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.

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

ART 542. Digital Printmaking3 Units

Prerequisite(s): BFA Candidacy or faculty consent.

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

Description: Using the computer to create imagery for printmaking. An introduction to digital techniques to be used alone or in conjunction with traditional printmaking media to produce fine art prints.

Note: Formally ART 526.
Note: May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.

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

ART 543. Directed Study in Printmaking3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

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

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

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 550. Lettering and Font Design3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Odd Years

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

Description: In-depth investigation of the contemporary world of handmade work marks and typeface design.

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 551. Lighting3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): ART 351 or faculty consent.

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

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.

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

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.

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

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 Photography3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

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

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

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.

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

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.

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

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 559. Computer Applications for Interiors I3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): ART 361; BFA Candidacy or faculty consent.

Description: An introduction to professional applications for graphic communication skills, specifically the technical drawings used in construction. Students will develop a set of construction drawings and schedules for a project of their own design. The course will introduce professional applications for AutoCAD and drawing skills, and foster the continuing development of those skills.

Note: This course is a requirement for completion of the BFA in Interior Design.

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

ART 560. Sustainable Design3 Units

Prerequisite(s): ART 361 and ART 362; BFA Candidacy; or faculty consent.

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

Description: Principles and theory of sustainable design in order to prepare students for the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accreditation exam. Students will also learn to apply LEED professional standards into practical design solutions through interdisciplinary projects.

Note: This course is a requirement for completion of the BFA in Interior Design.

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

ART 561. Interior Design Studio I3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): ART 361 and BFA Candidacy; or faculty consent.

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

Description: Introduction to small scale interior design projects emphasizing process and techniques in relation to special populations.

Note: Formerly taught as Interior Architecture Studio I.
Note: This course is a requirement for completion of the BFA in Interior Design.

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

ART 562. Interior Design Sudio II3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): ART 561 and BFA Candidacy; or faculty consent.

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

Description: Study of three-dimensional space through model making.

Note: Formerly taught as Interior Architecture Studio II.
Note: This course is a requirement for completion of the BFA in Interior Design.

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

ART 563. Interior Design Studio III3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): ART 562 and BFA Candidacy; or faculty consent.

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

Description: Design of projects involving such areas as historic preservation, hospitality, and retail sales.

Note: Formerly taught as Interior Architecture Studio III.
Note: This course is a requirement for completion of the BFA in Interior Design.

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

ART 564. Interior Design Studio IV3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): ART 563 and BFA Candidacy; or faculty consent.

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

Description: Large scale office design involving programming, space planning and specifying materials. Practice for NCIDQ exam.

Note: Formerly taught as Architecture Studio IV.
Note: This course is a requirement for completion of the BFA in Interior Design.

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

ART 565. Directed Projects in Interior Design3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): Senior standing; BFA Candidacy; or faculty consent.

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

Description: Development of advanced research and project design.

Note: Formerly taught as Directed Projects in Interior Architecture.
Note: May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours.
Note: This course is a requirement for completion of the BFA in Interior Design.

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

ART 566. Interiors Construction3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Odd Years

Prerequisite(s): ART 361 and BFA Candidacy; or faculty consent.

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

Description: A study of interiors construction components and materials. A review of building codes, specifications and terminology.

Note: This course is a requirement for completion of the BFA in Interior Design.

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

ART 567. Interior Finishes3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): ART 361 and BFA Candidacy; or faculty consent.

Description: A study of interior materials, such as wall coverings and floor coverings and their fabrication, and marketing and installation procedures.

Note: Formerly taught as Textiles and Finishes for Interior Design.
Note: This course is a requirement for completion of the BFA in Interior Design.

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

ART 568. Building Systems3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Even Years

Prerequisite(s): ART 361 and BFA Candidacy; or faculty consent.

Description: An investigation of building systems including - HVAC, plumbing, electrical, lighting and acoustics and other systems.

Note: Formerly taught as Environmental Systems.
Note: This course is a requirement for completion of the BFA in Interior Design.

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

ART 569. Computer Applications for Interiors II3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): ART 361 and BFA Candidacy; or faculty consent.

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

Description: Intensive use of industry-standard software applications in the exploration, documentation, and presentation of design projects. Course will take students from 2-D drafting to 3-D modeling, rendering, and animation.

Note: Formerly Computer Applications in Interior Design.
Note: This course is a requirement for completion of the BFA in Interior Design.

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

ART 570. Design for Public Issues3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): Senior standing and BFA Graphic Design Candidacy; or faculty consent.

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

Description: The development, preparation and editing of a resume and a portfolio of work for presentation within the graphic design industry. Focus on graphic design for a defined public issue and audience. Through research and critical thinking, students define, develop and design a complete visual communications program to effectively communicate the selected public issue to the specifically defined audience.

Note: This course is a requirement for completion of the BFA in Graphic Design.

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

ART 571. Typography I3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): ART 371 and BFA Graphic Design Candidacy; or faculty consent.

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

Description: Investigation of typography principles and methods with an emphasis on text typography.

Note: This course is a requirement for completion of the BFA in Graphic Design.
Note: Formerly taught as Letterforms I.

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

ART 572. Typography II3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

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

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

Description: Investigation of advanced typography principles and methods with an emphasis on display typography.

Note: This course is a requirement for completion of the BFA in Graphic Design.
Note: Formerly taught as Letterforms II.

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

ART 573. Identity Systems3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

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

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

Description: The identifying mark and its application across a variety of message platforms. This course is a requirement for completion of the BFA in Graphic Design.

Note: Formerly taught as Graphic Design IV.

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

ART 574. The Book Form3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

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

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

Description: The communication and expressive possibilities of bound pages as a medium for words and images.

Note: This course is a requirement for completion of the BFA in Graphic Design.
Note: Formerly taught as Graphic Design V.

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

ART 575. Packaging Design3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Odd Years

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

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

Description: Problems in designing for packaging structures.

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

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

ART 576. Web Site Design3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

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

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

Description: Investigation and practice of web site design as a contemporary fine art and communication medium.

Note: This course is a requirement for completion of the BFA in Graphic Design.

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

ART 577. Design for Interaction3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Even Years

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

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

Description: An investigation of the design process within the context of designing for human interaction; Advanced problems in designing for screen within the context of user experience, user interface, and interaction through screens, movement, and a variety of dynamic graphic displays exploring storymapping and narrative as vehicles.

Note: This course satisfies an elective for completion of the BFA in Graphic Design.
Note: Formerly taught as Advanced Web Site Design.

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

ART 578. Image and Installation3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

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

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

Description: Students will construct artwork designed to transform site-specific spaces by using analog and digital approaches. Multi-sensory experiences of space and time will be explored through basic video editing, drone flying, sculptural, perceptual and interdisciplinary-based assignments. Installation work will be contextualized with respect to other forms of aesthetic experience and constructed with meaningful connections between individuals, sites, history, technology and materials. Artists and collaborative groups who utilize a variety of methods in order to activate public space or site-specific locations will also be studied.

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, Spring

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

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

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 580. Advanced Book Forms3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Even Years

Prerequisite(s): ART 574 and BFA Graphic Design Candidacy; or faculty consent.

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

Description: Advanced problems in publications for print and screen.

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 581. Advanced Fiber/Surface Design3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): ART 381 and BFA Candidacy; or faculty consent.

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

Description: Traditional as well as non-traditional fiber techniques are used as a means for developing conceptual skills and problem solving ability in pursuit of a personal direction. Emphasis on surface development using printing, painting, and photo techniques.

Note: Formerly taught as Fiber: Surface.
Note: May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.

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

ART 582. Advanced Fiber/ Mixed Media Art3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): ART 381 and BFA Candidacy; or faculty consent.

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

Description: Traditional as well as non-traditional fiber techniques are used as a means for developing conceptual skills and problem solving ability in pursuit of a personal direction. Emphasis on sculptural form, papermaking techniques and installation.

Note: Formerly taught as Fiber: Construction.
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

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

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

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

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

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

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

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

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

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): BFA candidacy or faculty consent.

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

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.

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

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

ART 588. Internship in Graphic Design3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

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

Description: An individually-arranged course combing a work experience with a related academic or creative project.

Note: This work/learning arrangement must be overseen by a graphic design faculty member and by a designated employee of an organization.
Note: Registering for ART 588 is contingent upon the student identifying a graphic design faculty member who will sponsor and oversee their work.
Note: May not be used to fulfill minimum requirements for the BFA in Graphic Design.
Note: May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours.

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

ART 590. Special Problems in Studio Art3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): BFA Candidacy or faculty consent.

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

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.

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

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

ART 596. Professional Development in Interior Design - CUE3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): ART 564 and BFA Candidacy; or faculty consent.

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

Description: The professional aspects of interior design, with emphasis on the fundamental knowledge and technical skills required for practice in the interior design profession and the role, purpose, and study of professional development. Students will develop, prepare, and edit a resume and a portfolio of work for presentation within the interior design profession.

Note: This course is a requirement for completion of the BFA in Interior Design.

Course Attribute(s): CUE - This course fulfills the Culminating Undergraduate Experience (CUE) requirement for certain degree programs. CUE courses are advanced-level courses intended for majors with at least 90 earned credits/senior-level status.

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

ART 597. Professional Development in Studio Arts - CUE3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Senior standing; BFA Candidacy and successful completion of BFA review.

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

Description: The development, preparation, and editing of a resume, artist's statement and a body of work for exhibition for 2-D or 3-D studios.

Note: Exhibition must be scheduled within the same calendar year as graduation.
Note: This course is required for the completion of the BFA in Studio Art and is restricted to students completing the BFA program in the current semester.
Note: Permission to enroll will be granted after the student successfully passes the BFA review in the semester prior.

Course Attribute(s): CUE - This course fulfills the Culminating Undergraduate Experience (CUE) requirement for certain degree programs. CUE courses are advanced-level courses intended for majors with at least 90 earned credits/senior-level status.

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

ART 598. Portfolio Development in Graphic Design - CUE3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): Senior standing and BFA Candidacy; or faculty consent.

Fee: An additional $50.00 is charged for this course.

Description: The development, preparation, and editing of a resume and a portfolio of work for presentation within the graphic design profession.

Note: ART 598 may be taken concurrently with ART 570.

Course Attribute(s): CUE - This course fulfills the Culminating Undergraduate Experience (CUE) requirement for certain degree programs. CUE courses are advanced-level courses intended for majors with at least 90 earned credits/senior-level status.

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

ART 599. Studio Art Undergraduate Capstone Seminar - CUE1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Senior standing and BA Candidacy; or faculty consent.

Description: This course provides students with a culminating experience through research, critical thinking, analytical writing and fieldwork focused on the visual arts process and professions.

Note: This course is required for completion of the BA in Studio Art.
Note: Course must be scheduled within the same calendar year as graduation.

Course Attribute(s): CUE - This course fulfills the Culminating Undergraduate Experience (CUE) requirement for certain degree programs. CUE courses are advanced-level courses intended for majors with at least 90 earned credits/senior-level status.

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

ART 600. Graduate Seminar3 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.

Fee: An additional $75.00 is charged for this course.

Description: This course will provide an orientation to the University of Louisville and the MFA program. Students will plan and take a field trip to New York City (pending funding) in order to survey national and international art exhibits. Students will organize and mount a group exhibition at the MFA Gallery and learn the practice of professional presentation and promotion of art. Students will also learn the practice of producing an artist's lecture, receive library training, and write a research paper on a contemporary topic.

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.

Fee: An additional $75.00 is charged for this course.

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.

Fee: An additional $75.00 is charged for this course.

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.

Fee: An additional $75.00 is charged for this course.

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.

Fee: An additional $75.00 is charged for this course.

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 610. Special Problems in Studio Art3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): MFA standing 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, but no more than 18 hours may be counted toward 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.

Fee: An additional $75.00 is charged for this course.

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.

Fee: An additional $75.00 is charged for this course.

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.

Fee: An additional $75.00 is charged for this course.

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.

Fee: An additional $75.00 is charged for this course.

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.

Fee: An additional $75.00 is charged for this course.

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.

Fee: An additional $75.00 is charged for this course.

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.

Fee: An additional $75.00 is charged for this course.

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.

Fee: An additional $75.00 is charged for this course.

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.

Fee: An additional $75.00 is charged for this course.

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.

Fee: An additional $75.00 is charged for this course.

Description: Credit according to achievement.

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

ART 645. Thesis Guidance3 Units

Fee: An additional $75.00 is charged for this course.

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

ART 646. Thesis Guidance3 Units

Fee: An additional $75.00 is charged for this course.

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.

Fee: An additional $75.00 is charged for this course.

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.

Fee: An additional $75.00 is charged for this course.

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.

Fee: An additional $75.00 is charged for this course.

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.

Fee: An additional $75.00 is charged for this course.

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 688. Professional Development1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): MFA standing or faculty consent.

Description: Students will develop a personal website and establish social media as a professional artist. Students will also develop a professional resume/CV; and write a cover letter. Students will learn to research and apply for artist grants and exhibition opportunities.

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

ART 689. MFA Seminar3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): MFA standing or faculty consent.

Description: Reports, critiques, presentations, discussions on current topics in the visual arts. Formerly taught as ART 693, 694, 695.

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.

Fee: An additional $75.00 is charged for this course.

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.

Fee: An additional $75.00 is charged for this course.

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

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): MFA standing or faculty consent.

Fee: An additional $75.00 is charged for this course.

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

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): MFA standing or faculty consent.

Fee: An additional $75.00 is charged for this course.

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

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): MFA standing or faculty consent.

Fee: An additional $75.00 is charged for this course.

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

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): MFA standing or faculty consent.

Fee: An additional $75.00 is charged for this course.

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 Seminar1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

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 Practicum3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): MFA standing or faculty consent and receipt of graduate teaching assistantship.

Description: Students will develop practical teaching skills and methodology; learn how to structure a course; develop content, projects, semester calendar, and set and meet learning outcomes. Students will learn classroom management, how to deal with student issues, curriculum development in studio art, studio maintenance, and how to monitor and order supplies. Students will also learn about the college teaching profession and teaching job opportunities.

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 Art / Service Learning1-2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): MFA standing or faculty consent.

Fee: An additional $75.00 is charged for this course.

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