Course Descriptions

Art EductionArt History ♦ Art  ♦ Design


Art Education

AED 360: Introduction to Materials Inquiry
Students will explore processes and materials used in K-12 programs, will present exploration results through seminar-style discussions and demonstrations, and will begin to understand and practice developmentally appropriate teaching strategies through peer teaching. Credit will not be awarded for both AED 360 and ART 360.

AED 361: Art Teaching: Grades P- 8 (3)
Prerequisites: Major in Art Education. Developmentally appropriate curriculum, materials, and methods for the P-8 art program.  Minimum of 20 field/clinical hours.  Credit will not be awarded for both  EME 361 and AED 361.

AED 540: Art Teaching: Secondary Schools (3)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program.  Pre/Co-Requisites:  EDF 413, SED 401. Co-requisite: AED 561.  Developmentally appropriate materials and methods for teaching visual art in the secondary schools.  Minimum of 40 field/clinical hours.  Credit will not be awarded for both ESE 540 and AED 540.

AED 561: Materials Inquiry in Art Education
Formerly AED 460. Prerequisite: AED 360 and open to junior art students who plan to teach. Co-requisite: EMS 349Q. Diversified inquiry into art materials and processes in the elementary and secondary schools. Maximum number of repeatable hours: 6. Credit will not be awarded for both ART 460 or AED 460 and AED 561.

AED 740: Art Teaching: Secondary Schools (3) I. 
Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Arts in Teaching Program. Co-requisite: AED 761. Developmentally appropriate materials and methods for teaching visual art in the secondary schools. Minimum of 40 field/clinical hours.  Maximum number of repeatable hours: 6. Credit will not be awarded for both ESE 740 and AED 740.

AED 761: Materials Inquiry in Art Education (3) I. 
Prerequisite: Open to graduate and Master of Arts in Teaching students in Art Education.  Diversified inquiry into art materials and processes in the elementary and secondary schools. Maximum number of repeatable hours: 6.


Art History

ARH 390: Survey of Art History I: Non-Western Art (3)
Prerequisites: ENG 102, 105 (B) or HON 102; ART 164 or 200. Study of the arts of Asia, Africa, Oceania, and Native Americans. Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for ARH 390W.

ARH 390W: Survey of Art History I: Non-Western Art (writing intensive) (3)
Prerequisites: ENG 102, 105 (B) or HON 102; ART 164 or 200. A writing intensive study of the arts of Asia, Africa, Oceania, and Native Americans. Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for ARH 390.

ARH 390W: Survey of Art History I: Non-Western Art (3)
Prerequisites: ENG 102, 105 (B) or HON 102; ART 164 or 200. A writing intensive study of the arts of Asia, Africa, Oceania, and Native Americans. Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for ARH 390.

ARH 391: Survey of Art History II: Western Art
(This course has been dropped.)

ARH 391W: Survey of Art History II: Writing Intensive
A writing intensive study of the art of Western Civilization from Ancient Greece to Modern Europe and America. Prerequisites: ENG 102 or 105 (B) or HON 102; ART 164 or 200. Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for ARH 391 or ART 391. Gen. Ed. VII (AH).

ARH 463: Problems in Art History
Limited to seniors. Continuation of study begun in regular, departmental, art history courses. May be retaken to a maximum of nine hours. Prerequisite: ARH 391 or departmental approval.

ARH 464: Renaissance and Baroque
An indepth study of representative aspects of the painting, sculpture, and/or architecture of Europe between 1400 and 1750. Prerequisite: ARH 390 and 391 or departmental approval.

ARH 465: History of Graphic Arts
The history of the reproducible image in Western Art, from the introduction of printing and typography in the 15th century, through the advent of photography and the emergence of the modern graphic design profession. Prerequisite: ARH 391.

ARH 467: U.S. Architectural History (3) I, II.
Prerequisites: HIS 202 and 203; or ARH 390 and 391. A specialized study of the history of American architecture from the beginnings of colonization in the 16th century to the late 20th century, focusing on regional and period styles and the range of typologies.

ARH 492: Greek and Roman Art
Study of the history of the classical Greek and Roman architecture, sculpture, and painting from the beginnings of Greek art to the time of Constantine. Prerequisite: ARH 390 or departmental approval.

ARH 493: Medieval Art
Development of art in Eastern and Western Europe from 313-1400 A.D. Prerequisite: ARH 390 or departmental approval.

ARH 496: Nineteenth Century Art
Study of major artistic styles of the century, including neoclassicism, romanticism, realism, impressionism, and post impressionism. Prerequisite: ARH 391 or departmental approval.

ARH 497: History of Modern Art
A specialized study of art and architecture in Europe and America from the late nineteenth to the late twentieth century. Prerequisite: ARH 391 or departmental approval.

ARH 498: U.S. Art History
An in-depth study of the arts of the United States of America from 1565 to 2000. Prerequisites: ARH 390 and 391 or departmental approval.


Art

ART 098: Introduction to Visual & Performing Arts
An interdisciplinary course in the visual and performing arts, incorporating the study of the relationships between the arts of theater, visual art, and music within their larger cultural context. Students will explore the arts experiences available to them to develop both a personal appreciation and broader understanding of the arts. Meets the KDE Pre-College Curriculum visual and performing arts deficiency, and does not count toward degree credit.

ART 100: Drawing I
Introduction to basic principles and techniques of drawing, emphasizing perceptual skills and the use of value and line.

ART 101: Drawing II
Continuation of ART 100, with an emphasis on the human figure as subject matter. Classroom instruction utilizes draped and undraped (clothed and unclothed) human models. Prerequisite: ART 100.

ART 152: Design, Two-Dimensional
Introduction to the elements and principles of design as they apply to the two-dimensional surface.

ART 153: Design, Three-Dimensional
Introduction to the methods, materials, and concepts related to the control of space.

ART 164: Concepts of Art and Design
An introduction for Art & Design majors, providing an understanding of why art is made, how it is evaluated, and the ways in which it relates to society. Includes experience in written and oral analysis of art and design work in terms of media, composition and function.

ART 200: Art Appreciation: Orientation
Introduction to the visual arts and their purposes, emphasis on ways and means available to the artist. Student has opportunity for individual expression through a visual arts medium. Not open to art majors or minors. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG 105 or HON 105. Gen. Ed. IIIA or VII (AH).

ART 210: Painting I
Introduction to painting, emphasizing basic painting techniques and concepts, perceptual skills, and the use of color. Prerequisites: ART 101, 152, 164.

ART 220: Sculpture Survey I
Provides an introduction to basic sculpture problems, approaches, and techniques. Course problems are set in additive, substitutive, and subtractive processes. Prerequisites: ART 101, 153, 164.

ART 230: Printmaking I
Introduction to basic concepts and techniques of printmaking. Prerequisites: ART 100, 152, 164.

ART 240: Jewelry and Metalsmithing I
Provides an introduction to metal as an expressive media and acquaints students with various materials, techniques and tools associated with the art form. Students explore piercing, sawing, embossing, soldering, simple stone setting, and casting. Prerequisites: ART 100, 153, 164.

ART 270: Ceramics I
Introductory experiences with ceramic handbuilding and decorating techniques and materials. Emphasis placed upon the application of clay to design problems involving aesthetic value and procedure in the making of ceramic objects. Prerequisites: ART 100, 153, 164.

ART 280: Photography I
Fully Manual Camera Required. Introduction to basic camera operation, darkroom and lighting techniques, principles and aesthetics of black and white photography. Prerequisites: ART 100, 152, 164.

ART 300: Drawing Media
Investigation of various media for drawing, emphasizing experimentation and the development of technical skills in each. Prerequisite: ART 101.

ART 301: Figure Drawing
A drawing course aimed at developing an increased understanding of the human figure and its possibilities as subject matter for art. Prerequisite: ART 101.

ART 312: Painting II
Continuation of Painting sequence, emphasizing further development of skills and conceptual abilities as they relate to imagemaking. Prerequisite: ART 210 or instructor approval.

ART 313: Painting III (3)
Prerequisite: ART 312.  Intermediate course in painting.  Course builds on previous painting courses, providing opportunity to explore contemporary and traditional techniques, media, and subject matter.

ART 314: Painting IV (3) I, II
Prerequisite: ART 313, Major GPA 3.0 or above and admission to the BFA program. Intermediate course in painting. Course builds on previous painting courses, providing opportunity to further explore  contemporary and traditional techniques, media, and subject matter.

ART 321: Sculpture Survey II
Continuation of Sculpture sequence, with basic sculptural problems set in foundry, constructive, and mixed-media processes. Prerequisite: ART 220.

ART 322: Intermediate Sculpture I
Provides an in-depth exploration of sculptural problems at the intermediate level, developed through projects designed to fit personal interests in foundry processes. Prerequisite: ART 321.

ART 323: Intermediate Sculpture II
Provides an in-depth exploration of sculptural problems at the intermediate level, developed through projects designed to fit personal interests in figurative sculpture. Prerequisite: ART 321.

ART 331: Printmaking II
Continuation of Printmaking sequence, with emphasis on entaglio and relief printmaking processes. Prerequisite: ART 230.

ART 332: Printmaking III
The student will work in a specific area of printmaking concentration. Prerequisite: ART 331.

ART 333: Printmaking IV
The student is free to pursue a program of individual interest. Emphasis placed on creativity and professionalism. Prerequisites: ART 332, and admission to the BFA program.

ART 341: Jewelry and Metalsmithing II
An extension of the introductory course. Advanced study develops students’ understanding of metal as an art medium and provides opportunity for personal expression. Students explore raising, sinking, forging, casting, etching, enameling and advanced fabrication. Prerequisite: ART 240.

ART 343: Jewelry and Metalsmithing III
An advanced course emphasizing continued creative exploration and personal expression with jewelry and metalsmithing. Students explore raising, sinking, forging, casting, etching, enameling and advanced fabrication. Prerequisite: ART 341.

ART 344: Jewelry and Metalsmithing IV (3) I, II.
Prerequisite: ART 343, Major GPA 3.0 or above and admission to the BFA program. An advanced course emphasizing continued creative exploration with jewelry and metalsmithing. Advanced problems develop students’ understanding of metal as an art medium and provide opportunity for personal expression. Students explore raising, sinking, forging, casting, etching, enameling and advanced fabrication.

ART 360: Introduction to Materials Inquiry
Students will explore processes and materials used in K-12 programs, will present exploration results through seminar-style discussions and demonstrations, and will begin to understand and practice developmentally appropriate teaching strategies through peer teaching.

ART 371: Ceramics II
Introduction into the wheel forming process with clay. Basic formulation of clay and glazes.
Prerequisite: ART 270.

ART 372: Ceramics III
An exploration into the fundamental structural problems of sculptural ceramic forms. Research into various decorating techniques utilizing clay and glaze. Prerequisite: ART 371.

ART 376: Ceramics for Non-Majors
An introduction to the craft and art of Ceramics for non-Art majors, providing fundamental experiences with materials, handbuilding, decorating techniques, and firing directed toward both aesthetic and functional problem-solving in the making of ceramic objects. Credit earned may eventually be applied to a major in Art with approval of the Department. Prerequisite: none. Closed to Art majors.

ART 381: Photography II
Intermediate course in photography. Builds on creative skills and techniques learned in previous photography courses. Students may explore conventional, digital and alternative processes. Prerequisite: ART 280.

ART 382: Photography III
Intermediate course in photography. Builds on creative skills and techniques learned in previous photography courses. Course may cover traditional, digital or alternative processes. Prerequisite: ART 381.

ART 383: Photography IV
Intermediate course in photography. Builds on creative skills and techniques learned in previous photography courses. Course may cover traditional, digital or alternative processes. Prerequisite: ART 381.

ART 401: Advanced Drawing
Advanced problems in drawing emphasizing personal explorations of media and imagery. Prerequisites: ART 300 and 301.

ART 413: Advanced Painting (3) I, II.
Prerequisite: ART 313, 314, Major GPA 3.0 or above and admission to the painting option of the BFA program.  Advanced problems in painting, emphasizing the student' personal expression through  imagery and techniques.

ART 414: BFA Painting
Final exit course in BFA painting area with emphasis in professional development. Course includes preparation for senior show, writing of senior thesis, and portfolio assembly. Prerequisites: ART 413 and approval of BFA committee. Corequisite: ART 499.

ART 423: Advanced Sculpture (3) I, II. 
Prerequisites: ART 322, 323, Major GPA 3.0 or above and admission to the sculpture option of the BFA program or departmental approval. The student’s sculptural  abilities are defined and directed at the advanced level, through individually tailored extended projects.

ART 424: BFA Sculpture
Final exit course in BFA sculpture area with emphasis on professional development. Course includes preparation for senior show, writing of senior thesis, and portfolio assembly. Prerequisites: ART 423 and approval of BFA committee. Corequisite: ART 499.

ART 432: Printmaking V (3) I, II. 
COURSE DROPPED.  SEE ART 433.

ART 433: Printmaking V (3) I, II.
Prerequisites: ART 333, Major GPA 3.0, and admission to the printmaking option of the BFA program. The student is free to pursue a program of individual interest. Emphasis placed on creativity and  professionalism. Credit will not be awarded for both ART 433 and ART 432.

ART 434: BFA Printmaking (3) I, II.
Prerequisites: ART 433, Major GPA 3.0, and admission to the printmaking option of the BFA program. Corequisite: ART 499. Final exit course in BFA printmaking area with emphasis on professional development. Course includes preparation for senior show, writing of senior thesis, and portfolio assembly.

ART 443: Jewelry and Metalsmithing V (3) I, II. 
Prerequisites: ART 344, Major GPA 3.0 or above and admission to the Jewelry and Metals option of the BFA program. Designed for the advanced student pursuing a career as a professional  jeweler/metalsmithing. Attention given to developing a personal design philosophy. Students will submit a work proposal for the semester.

ART 444: BFA Jewelry and Metalsmithing
Final exit course in BFA jewelry and metalsmithing area with emphasis on professional development. Course includes preparation for senior show, writing of senior thesis, and portfolio assembly. Prerequisites: ART 443 and approval of BFA committee. Corequisite: ART 499.

ART 460: Materials Inquiry in Art Education
Diversified inquiry into art materials and processes in the elementary and secondary schools. Prerequisite: open to senior art students who plan to teach.

ART 463: Problems in Art and Design
Continuation of study begun in regular departmental courses. May be retaken to a maximum of nine hours. Prerequisite: approval of proposal by department. Limited to seniors.

ART 472: Ceramics IV
An exploration into an independent and personal way of working with clay. Various kiln building and firing techniques will be explored. Prerequisites: ART 372 and admission to the BFA program.

ART 473: Ceramics V (3) I, II. 
Prerequisites: ART 472, Major GPA 3.0 or above and admission to the ceramics option of the BFA program. Continue independent work in clay as defined and directed through individual projects.

ART 474: BFA Ceramics
Final exit course in BFA ceramics area with emphasis on professional development. Course includes preparation for senior show, writing of senior thesis, and portfolio assembly. Prerequisites: ART 473 and approval of BFA committee. Corequisite: ART 499.

ART 483: Photography V (3) I, II. 
Prerequisites: ART 383, Major GPA 3.0 or above and admission to the photography option of the BFA program. Advanced course builds on creative skills and techniques learned in previous photography  courses. Stresses development of student initiative/personal expression.

ART 484: BFA Photography
Culminating experience in art photography serving to crystallize and unify individual expression. The student prepares a portfolio and written statement of personal photographic concerns. Prerequisites: ART 483 and approval of BFA committee. Corequisite: ART 499.

ART 499: Senior Exhibition
Organization and presentation of an exhibition of the student’s work. Prerequisite: last semester senior in BFA program. Corequisite: ART 414, 424, 434, 444, 474, or 484; or DES 426 or 454.

ART 560: Workshop in Art and Design:________
Intensive study in a specific phase of the visual arts. Current processes, materials, and theoretical foundation will be considered. May be retaken with different topics to a maximum of nine hours. Prerequisite: approval of department.

ART 562: Seminar in Art Criticism
Study of various topics and problems which relate to the student’s understanding and critical awareness of the visual arts. Prerequisites: ART 390 and 391.


Design

DES 121: The Interior Environment
An orientation to the profession: relationship to allied fields, contemporary developments, professional organizations, career options and philosophical approaches. Introduction to the principles and elements of design, programming, space planning, and decorative ornamentation. Open only to non-Interior Design majors.

DES 122: Graphic Communication in ID
Emphasis on graphic communication as part of the design process for interior designers. Integration of drawing skills employed in graphic representational methods used to analyze and describe interiors and conceptual ideas. Studio.

DES 126: Computers and Interior Design
Focuses on instruction in CAD software (AutoCAD) with brief introductions to word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, and rendering software as well as an examination of the role of e-mail and the Internet in the profession of interior design. Studio.

DES 222: Interior Design Studio I
A study of two and three-dimensional design theories including color theory and spatial organization and their application to interior design. Both graphic and model making techniques utilized. Studio meets for 3 hours twice a week. Prerequisites: ART 100, 152, 153; DES 122.

DES 225: Interior Materials
An investigation of the interior finish materials and component systems used in the design profession; their properties, performances, sustainability, application and installation techniques, as well as health and life safety issues and the appropriate trade sources.

DES 226: Interior Design Studio II
The study of the concepts and requirements in residential interior design. Programming, human factors, space planning, and study of functional and aesthetic aspects of residential environments will be explored. Studio meets for 3 hours twice a week. Prerequisite: DES 222.

DES 250: Introduction to Graphic Design
Introduction to the field of professional graphic design and its conceptual and technical makeup. A portfolio review will be conducted during exam week of DES 250 to determine enrollment for DES 350 and 351. Prerequisites: ART 100 and 152.

DES 317: Interior Design Study Tour I
A tour planned for interior design students to observe the operation of establishments involved in production, sales, and/or display of items such as furniture and accessories. Special project required. Prerequisite: 30 hours in the Interior design major or approval.

DES 319: Seminar in Interior Design
A study of technical information relevant to interior design. Course content to be determined by student interest and needs. May be retaken to a maximum of six hours provided the content is different.

DES 322: Interior Design Studio III
Research analysis, programming, space planning, and human factors in residential and/or small-scale commercial design. Laptops and CAD software required. Studio meets for 3 hours twice a week. Prerequisites: DES 226 and 330. Major GPA 3.0. Corequisites: TEC 331 and DES 325.

DES 325: Professional Practice in ID
An examination of the profession of interior design including history, procedures, documents, organizations, trade resources, certification, management, and ethics. Corequisite: DES 322.

DES 326: Interior Design Studio IV
Research, analysis, organization, advance programming in large-scale commercial and/or residential design, emphasizing special populations, and resulting in functional and aesthetic design solutions. Studio meets for 3 hours twice a week. Prerequisite: DES 322.

DES 327: History of Interior Design I
The study of the history and theory of architecture, interiors, and decorative arts from the Renaissance through the nineteenth century. An examination of the significance and application to current design problems. Prerequisite or Corequisite: ART 390 and 391.

DES 328: History of Interior Design II
The study of the history and theory of architecture, interiors, and decorative arts from the nineteenth century through the present day. An examination of the significance and application to current design problems. Prerequisite: DES 327.

DES 330: Lighting Design
Introduction to lighting with an emphasis on theory, codes, and practical application/selection of lighting to enhance interior space. Integration of lighting issues that are essential and specific to the industry and profession of interior design. Prerequisite: CON 250.

DES 332: Housing Alternatives for Elderly
Examination of the housing options and alternatives for the elderly population resulting in an awareness of and responsiveness to the needs of the user. Prerequisite: CON 250.

DES 349: Applied Learning in Art & Design
Work in a professional environment related to academic studies. One to eight hours credit per semester or summer. A minimum of 80 hours employment required for each semester hour credit. Students must have successfully completed 30 semester hours of course work and transfer students must have completed at least one semester of full-time course work at EKU with a GPA of 3.0.

DES 349 a-n: Cooperative Study: Art & Design
Work in a professional environment related to academic studies. One to eight hours credit per semester or summer. A minimum of 80 hours employment required for each semester hour credit. Students must have successfully completed 30 semester hours of course work and transfer students must have completed at least one semester of full-time course work at EKU with a GPA of 3.0.

DES 350: Typography I
Introduction to the use of letterforms in graphic design and visual culture. Students will research typographic terms and history and will develop an understanding of visual hierarchy in graphic design. Prerequisite: DES 250. Corequisite: DES 351. Departmental approval and 3.0 GPA in ART, ARH, and DES courses.

DES 351: Sophomore Studio
An exploration of visual communication issues and applications in graphic design. The relationship of visual form to meaning, type and image relationships will be examined. Prerequisite: DES 250. Corequisite: DES 350. Departmental approval and 3.0 GPA in ART, ARH, and DES courses.

DES 352: Image Making
An advanced integration of various techniques and materials, both traditional and contemporary, to promote understanding of the importance of imagery within the field of graphic design. Prerequisites: DES 350 and 351. Corequisite: DES 353.

DES 353: Production for Graphic Design
Exploration of materials, surface graphics, marketing, and production problems as the refinement and integration of many design principles. Prerequisites: DES 350 and 351. Corequisite: DES 352.

DES 354: Typography II
Advanced study of typography as an expressive medium. Special attention to multi-page document work, advanced issues of typography in scale as well as its usage in new media and alternative situations. Prerequisites: DES 352 and 353. Corequisite: DES 451.

DES 421: Supervised Field Experience in ID
Observation of an interior design firm’s operation, with performance in assigned tasks. Students are placed with an architecture or interior design firm for a continuous full time ten-week experience. Prerequisites: open to Interior Design BFA students only, DES 325 and 326, minimum 2.25 overall GPA, and 3.0 major GPA. SUMMER ONLY.

DES 422: Interior Design Studio V
Advanced studio experience in interior design with emphasis on one or more of the following: residential, exhibit/retail, hospitality, office, historic preservation and adaptiveuse. Studio meets for 3 hours twice a week. Prerequisites: DES 326 and 328.

DES 424: Issues in Interior Design
Individual and group investigation of current responsibilities and issues relevant to the field of interior design. Prerequisite: junior standing or departmental approval.

DES 426: Interior Design Studio VI
Advanced studio experiences in interior design requiring students to design a comprehensive largescale project. Studio meets for 3 hours twice a week. Prerequisites: DES 421 and 422. Corequisite: ART 499.

DES 450: Professional Practices in Graphic Design
This course examines the professional standards and practices specific to the field of graphic design. Prerequisites: DES 354 and 451. Corequisite: DES 453.

DES 451: New Media
Introduction to the artistic and technical issues of multimedia through website creation and animation. Prerequisites: DES 352 and 353. Corequisite: DES 354.

DES 453: Senior Workshop in Design
Exploration of current issues, technical procedures, and design products. Prerequisite: DES 354 and 451. Corequisite: DES 450.

DES 454: BFA Graphic Design
Final phases of the student designer’s transition into the profession. Additional guidance towards portfolio and senior thesis development. Prerequisites: DES 453, approval of BFA committee, and departmental approval. Corequisite: ART 499.

DES 517: Interior Design Study Tour II
Tour of interior design resources, wholesale and retail showrooms. Study in museums, libraries, and interior design centers when possible. Special study projects. Prerequisite: Interior Design major who has completed 90 hours or departmental approval.

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