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Art


Course Descriptions

ART 1003 – Understanding Visual Art – 3 credit hours

An introduction to the understanding and appreciation of visual arts. The major art forms of painting, sculpture, and architecture are explored and related to everyday life. This course may be taken as partial fulfillment of the requirements for the art minor or as an elective for non-art majors. Recommended for elementary education P-5 majors. Course rotation: Typically each semester.

 

ART 1214 – Beginning Studio: Drawing – 4 credit hours

Develops observational skills and explores a variety of drawing media and subject matter. Students will become familiar with traditional and contemporary drawing applications while formulating inquiries for personalized artistic expression. ($35 lab fee)  Course rotation: Typically each semester.

 

ART 2153 – Introduction to Photography – 3 credit hours

Introduces the fundamentals of digital photography in both artistic and media contexts. Through the study of cameras, light, composition, and image manipulation, students learn the processes and aesthetic values needed to produce quality images. A hands-on approach allows students to explore their creativity through a series of projects. Also listed as JRNL 2153. Course rotation: Fall and spring.

 

ART 2164 – Design & Color – 4 credit hours

An introduction to basic principles and concepts related to color and two- and three-dimensional forms. Students will develop creative problem solving skills by analyzing the properties and functions of various hands-on design applications. ($35 lab fee) Course rotation: Typically each semester.

ART 2174 – 3D Design – 4 hours

An introductory course that focuses on basic three-dimensional design, concepts, issues, and processes. Students will create models in planar, volumetric, linear, freestanding, and other modes of physical form. ($35 lab fee) Course rotation: Varies.

 

ART 2314 – Beginning Studio: Painting – 4 credit hours

Designed to enhance creative potential and develop proficiency through the use of paint media, composition, and a variety of subject matter and studio practices. Students will become familiar with traditional and contemporary painting applications while formulating inquiries for personalized artistic expression. ($35 lab fee) Recommended: ART 1214 and ART 2164. Course rotation: Typically each semester.

 

ART 2414 – Beginning Studio: Ceramics – 4 credit hours

Development of functional and sculptural ceramic forms using primarily hand-building methods: Coil, slab, extruded, and combined methods and surface enrichment appropriate for low- and high-fire clay bodies. Students will become familiar with traditional and contemporary ceramic applications while formulating inquiries for personalized artistic expression. ($35 lab fee) Recommended: ART 2174. Course rotation: Typically once a year.

ART 2514 – Beginning Studio: Sculpture – 4 credit hours

An examination of sculptural processes: casting, carving, modeling, and assemblage. Addresses basic sculptural problems related to technique, materials, and methods. Students will become familiar with traditional and contemporary sculptural applications while formulating inquiries for personalized artistic expression. ($35 lab fee) Recommended: ART 1214, ART 2164, and ART 2174. Course rotation: Typically fall.

 

ART 2613 – Art Education P-5 – 3 credit hours

Develops an increased understanding of visual art and applications for teaching art in elementary school classes. Emphasis will be on experimentation with art media, and development of skills for teaching and assessing creative problem-solving activities that are developmentally appropriate in appreciation, production, and integrated art lessons. Also listed as EDUC 2613. ($35 lab fee)  Recommended for elementary education P-5 majors: ART 1003. Course rotation: Typically fall.

 

ART 2623 – Computer Graphics I – 3 credit hours

This course is an introduction to the creation of art within a digital environment. Students investigate basic digital illustration techniques, image manipulation, principles of graphic design, and other digital image editing software applications. The course includes structured lessons and creative projects. Prerequisite: ART 2164.

 

ART 2733 – Art History I – 3 credit hours

Surveys visual art forms and architecture of the ancient cultures through the Gothic period. Recommended: ENGL 1013. Course rotation: Typically spring.

ART 2743 – Art History II – 3 credit hours

Surveys historical developments of western visual art forms and architecture from the Renaissance through the modern era. Recommended: ENGL 1013. Course rotation: Typically fall.

ART 3234 – Advanced Studio: Drawing – 4 credit hours

A thematic approach is used to develop advanced studio practices. From consideration of particular topics, investigation of drawing processes to strengthen proficiency, analysis of problems in composition and content, a variety of traditional and contemporary drawing applications leading toward individualized expression is explored. Note: This course may be repeated for credit. ($35 lab fee) Prerequisites: ART 1214 and ART 2164 or instructor’s permission. Course rotation: Typically once a year.

 

ART 3334 – Advanced Studio: Painting – 4 credit hours

A thematic approach is used to develop advanced studio practices. Through consideration of particular topics, investigation of paint processes to strengthen proficiency, analysis of problems in composition and content, a variety of traditional and contemporary painting, applications leading toward individualized expression are explored. Note: This course may be repeated for credit. ($35 lab fee) Recommended: ART 1214 and 2164. Prerequisites: ART 2314 or instructor’s permission. Course rotation: Typically once a year.

 

ART 3413 – Interactive Media Design – 3 credit hours

Examination and application of the theories, skills, and techniques used in digital storytelling and interactive media. Through a series of hands-on projects, students explore creative application of interactive media through the integration of text, photographs, graphics, audio, and video. Also listed as JRNL 3413. Prerequisite: Junior standing or instructor’s permission. Recommended: ART 2153, ART 2164, and ART 2623. Course rotation: Fall of odd years.

 

ART 3434 – Advanced Studio: Ceramics – 4 credit hours

A thematic approach to developing advanced ceramic studio proficiencies is used and includes consideration of advanced problems in composition and content, and a variety of traditional and contemporary functional and sculptural applications leading toward individualized expressions and critical reflection. This course may be repeated for credit. ($35 lab fee) Prerequisite: ART 2414. Course rotation: Typically once a year.

 

ART 3524 – Advanced Studio: Sculpture – 4 credit hours

A thematic approach to developing proficiencies in advanced sculptural practices. From consideration of particular topics and advanced problems in composition and content, a variety of traditional and contemporary sculptural applications leading toward individualized expression are explored. This course may be repeated for credit. ($35 lab fee) Recommended: ART 1214 and ART 2164. Prerequisites: ART 2514 or instructor’s permission. Course rotation: Typically fall.

 

ART 3623 – Art Education 6-12 – 3 credit hours

Provides preparation for teaching middle and high school art classes. Topics will include examining the philosophical roots of art education; designing instruction and assessment for the lesson plan and unit based on Kentucky Core Academic Standards; promoting creativity and reflection, diversity and interdisciplinary connections; teaching art criticism and history; and addressing national standards and teacher competencies. Studio and writing intensive activities are required. Also listed as EDUC 3623. Prerequisites: ART 1214, ART 2164, and ART/EDUC 2613, or instructor’s permission. Course rotation: As needed.

 

ART 3633 – Computer Graphics II – 3 credit hours

Explores processes related to commercial graphic arts, industry practices, advanced digital image editing, as well as creative projects in digital format. Topics include design, layout, typography, and other digital media applications. Prerequisite: ART 2623.

 

ART 3643 – Digital Video Arts – 3 credit hours

Investigates digital applications through small format video production, digital sound environments, advanced 2-D and 3-D digital imaging, animation, and advanced creative design principles. Prerequisite: ART 3633.

ART 3753 – Modern & Contemporary Art – 3 credit hours

Investigates early 20th century modern art’s directions through contemporary trends and issues in the visual arts. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. Recommended: ART 2733 and ART 2743. Course rotation: Typically spring.

ART 3TX1-3TX4 – Topics in Art – 1-4 credit hours

Offers in-depth study of a particular area in the visual arts. Possible topics may include research into areas of art history; theory and criticism; specialized studio applications such as water media, mixed media, figure painting and drawing, fibers, body casting, site specific design; digital technologies and instrumentation related to design and creative expression; or discourse in community art, grant writing, gallery function, or art administration. Variable credit. This course may be repeated for credit. Topic and focus of course will be indicated on the schedule. Course rotation: Varies.

ART 4914  – Art Majors Seminar I – 4 credit hours

Typically taken within the last three semesters prior to graduation, this course prepares students for Art Majors Seminar II through research projects and studio work. Students conduct independent investigations into thematic content, research contemporary art topics, and develop works with advanced processes in area of concentration. Emphasis is on preparing cohesive bodies of work for exhibition and portfolio. Prerequisites: 12 hours in area of concentration. Course rotation: Typically fall.

ART 4924  – Art Majors Seminar II – 4 credit hours

A cohesive body of work related to his or her principal area of concentration is required to complete this capstone course. In depth investigations of subject, media, form, and content areas demonstrate the student’s ability to develop self-directed initiatives. An exhibition and portfolio are required for studio, or research treatise and presentation for art history in addition to artist statement, cover letters, resume, and other professional preparations. ($35 lab fee) Prerequisites: ART 4914 and instructor’s permission. Course rotation: Typically spring.

 

ART PN01-03 – Art Internship – 1-3 credit hours

Art Internships offer an opportunity to apply the skills and understandings learned in the art major in a professional setting. Interns will work closely with an art instructor and an on-site professional supervisor. Students arrange their own internships with the assistance and approval of their internship instructor. Grading: Credit/No Credit. Prerequisites: Junior standing and completion of core program requirements.