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Art Education

AED 360: Introduction to Materials Inquiry. (3) A.
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- 5. (3) I.
Cross listed as EME 361. Prerequisites: AED 360 or department approval, and admission to professional education. Developmentally- appropriate curriculum, materials, and methods for grades P-5. Minimum of 10 field/clinical hours. Credit will not be awarded for both EME 361 and AED 361.

AED 540: Teaching Art in the Schools. (3)
Cross listed as ESE 540. Prerequisites: admission to professional education; EDF 413 (C), EMS 490 (C), CED 400 (B), and 90 hours in the BA in Art Education program. Pre/Corequisites: EDF 413, SED 402. Corequisite: AED 561 and CED 450. Developmentally appropriate materials and methods for teaching art in the schools. Credit will not be awarded for both AED 540 and ESE 540.

AED 561: Materials Inquiry in Art Education. (3) A.
Prerequisites: AED 360 and admission to professional education. Corequisite: CED 450. Diversified inquiry into art materials and processes in the elementary and secondary schools. Maximum number of repeatable hours: 6.

AED 740: Teaching Art in the Schools. (3) I.
Cross-listed as ESE 740. Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Arts in Teaching Program. Corequisite: CED 840. Developmentally appropriate materials and methods for teaching art in the schools. 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 392: Survey of Global Art History I (3) I, II.
Prerequisites: ENG 102 or 102R(C) or 105(B) or HON 102(C). A survey of art across world cultures from prehistory to the medieval period. Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for ARH 392W; or
ARH 390 or 390W.

ARH 392W: Survey of Global Art History I (3) I, II.
Prerequisites: ENG 102 or 102R (C) or 105 (B) or HON 102 (C). A writing intensive survey of art across world cultures from prehistory to the medieval period. Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for ARH 392; or ARH 390 or 390W.

ARH 393: Survey of Global Art History II (3) I, II.
Prerequisites: ENG 102 or 102R(C) or 105(B) or HON 102(C). A survey of art across world cultures from the Early Renaissance (c. 1400) to the present. Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for ARH 393W; or ARH 391 or 391W.

ARH 393W: Survey of Global Art History II (3). I, II.
Prerequisites: ENG 102 or 102R(C) or 105(B) or HON 102(C). A writing intensive survey of art across world cultures from the Early Renaissance (c. 1400) to the present. Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for ARH 393; or ARH 391 or ARH 391W.

ARH 463: Problems in Art History. (3) A.
Prerequisites: ARH 392 or 392W, or 393 or 393W, or departmental approval. Limited to seniors. Continuation of study begun in regular, departmental, art history courses. May be retaken to a maximum of nine hours.

ARH 464: Renaissance and Baroque Art. (3) A.
Prerequisite: ARH 392 or 392W, or 393 or 393W, or departmental approval. An in-depth study of representative aspects of the painting, sculpture, and/or architecture of Europe between 1400 and 1750.

ARH 465: History of Graphic Arts. (3) I, II.
Prerequisite: ARH 392 or 392W, or 393 or 393W, or departmental approval. 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.

U.S. Architectural History. (3) I, II.
Prerequisites: HIS 202 and 203; or ARH 392 and 393. 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 490: Art in the Age of Revolutions (3) A
Prerequisites: ARH 392 or 392W or 393 or 393W or departmental approval. A study of European art and
culture during periods of artistic, social, and political upheavals in the first half of the nineteenth century.
Credit will not be awarded for both ARH 490 and ARH 496.

ARH 491: The Rise of Modernism (3) A.
Prerequisites: ARH 392 or 392W or 393 or 393W or departmental approval. An in-depth study of the development of modernism and the avant-garde in mid- 19th and early 20th-century Europe. Credit will not be awarded for both ARH 491 and ARH 496.

ARH 494: Women and the Visual Arts. (3) I, II.
Prerequisite: ARH 392 or ARH 392W or ARH 393 or ARH 393W or departmental approval. A study of the
roles of women in visual art and culture from various perspectives, including women as artists, patrons, and subjects in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European art.

ARH 497: History of Modern Art. (3) A.
Prerequisite: ARH 392 or 392W or 393 or 393W, or departmental approval. A specialized study of art
and architecture in Europe and America from the late nineteenth to the late twentieth century.

ARH 498: U.S. Art History. (3) A.
Prerequisites: ARH 392 or 392W or 393 or 393W, or departmental approval. An in-depth study of the arts of the United States of America from 1565 to 2000.


Art

ART 100: Drawing I. (3) I, II, A.
Introduction to basic principles and techniques of drawing, emphasizing perceptual skills and the use of value and line.

ART 152: Design, Two‑Dimensional. (3) I, II.
Introduction to the elements and principles of design as they apply to the two-dimensional surface.

ART 153: Design, Three‑Dimensional. (3) I, II.
Introduction to the methods, materials, and concepts related to the control of space.

ART 154: Digital Media. (3) A.
Introduction to the practice of digital media, including raster and vector graphics, 3D modeling, and time-based media relevant to contemporary art and design.

ART 200: Art Appreciation: Orientation. (3) I, II.
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. (3) A.
Prerequisites: ART 100, 152. Introduction to painting, emphasizing basic painting techniques and concepts, perceptual skills, and the use of color. Credit will not be awarded for both ART 210 and ART 216.

ART 216: Painting for Non-Majors. (3). A
Prerequisite: ENG 101 or 101R or departmental approval. An introduction to the craft and art of painting for non-art majors, providing fundamental experiences with materials, color mixing, paint application, directed toward both aesthetic and abstract problem-solving in the making of paintings. Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for ART 210.

ART 230: Printmaking I. (3) A.
Prerequisites: ART 100, 152. Introduction to basic concepts and techniques of printmaking. Credit will not be awarded for both ART 230 and ART 236.

ART 236: Printmaking for Non-Art Majors. (3) A.
Prerequisite: ENG 101 or 101R or Departmental approval. A course emphasizing visual literacy, creative exploration, and personal expression, through printmaking. Providing fundamental experiences and expose each student to the wide variety of Printmaking, and vocabulary associated with all these techniques. Credit earned may eventually be applied to a major in Art with approval of the Department Credit will not be awarded for both ART 230 and ART 236.

ART 240: Jewelry and Metalsmithing I. (3) A.
Prerequisites: ART 100, 153. Provides an introduction to metal as an expressive media and acquaints students with various materials, processes and tools associated with the art form. Students explore sawing, embossing, soldering, cold-joining, basic forming, patination and simple stone setting. Credit will not be awarded for both ART 240 and ART 246.

ART 246: Jewelry and Metals for Non- Majors. (3) A.
Prerequisite: ENG 101 or 101R or departmental approval. An introduction to the expressive art of jewelry and metals for non-art majors. Students execute creative projects through the exploration of various materials, techniques, and tools associated with the art form. Credit will not be awarded to students who
have credit for ART 240.

ART 280: Photo, Black and White Film. (3) A.
Prerequisites: ENG 101 or ENG 101R or ART 152 or Departmental Approval. Fully Manual Film Camera Required. Introduction to basic manual film camera operation, film and darkroom print processing, lighting, and the principles and aesthetics of black and white photography.

ART 290: Ceramics – Hand Building Methods. (3) A.
Prerequisite: ART 100, ART 153. An introduction to ceramics with investigation through multiple hand-building techniques. Students will be introduced to the ceramic material studio process including clay and glaze mixing, high and low temperature firings, and studio safety procedures. Credit will not be awarded for both ART 290 and ART 376.

ART 300: Drawing Media. (3) A.
Prerequisite: ART 100 or ENG 101 or ENG 101R or Departmental approval. Investigation of various media for drawing, emphasizing experimentation and the development of technical skills in each.

ART 301: Figure Drawing. (3) A.
Prerequisite: ART 100 or ENG 101 or ENG 101R or Departmental approval. A drawing course aimed at developing an increased understanding of the human figure and its possibilities as subject matter for art.

ART 312: Painting II. (3) A.
Prerequisite: ART 210 or 216, or departmental approval. Continuation of painting, emphasizing further development of skills and conceptual abilities as they relate to image-making.

ART 313: Painting III. (3) A.
Prerequisite: ART 210 or 216 or 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) A.
Prerequisite: ART 312 or 313, Major GPA 2.5 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. Maximum repeatable hours: 6

ART 334: Traditional Printmaking (3) A.
Prerequisite: ART 230 or ART 236 or Departmental approval. Advanced study in printmaking as an art medium and provides opportunity for creative exploration. Research in traditional printmaking Etching,
Serigraphy, Relief, Papermaking and Book Arts.

ART 335: Print Media (3) A.
Prerequisite: ART 230 or ART 236 or DES 250 or DES 256 or Departmental approval. Presentation of Print Media technology topics. Emphasis placed on exploration of media. Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for ART Special Topics: Workshop in Printmaking Technology and Aesthetics.

ART 336: Contemporary Printmaking (3) A.
Prerequisite: ART 230 or ART 236, or Departmental approval. Advanced study in contemporary as an art medium and provides opportunity for creative exploration. Research in contemporary printmaking techniques related technologies. May be retaken up to 6 credits. B.S. Art/Design Studio students may count a maximum of 3 credits toward major requirements. B.F.A. students may count a maximum of 6 credits toward major requirements.

ART 341: Jewelry and Metalsmithing II. (3) A.
Prerequisite: ART 240 or 246. 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.

ART 343: Jewelry and Metalsmithing III. (3) A.
Prerequisite: ART 341. 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.

ART 344: Jewelry and Metalsmithing IV.(3) A.
Prerequisite: ART 343, Major GPA 2.5 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 376: Ceramics for Non?Majors.  (3)  A.
Prerequisite: ENG 101 or 101R.  Closed to Art 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. Credit not awarded to students who have credit for ART 290.

ART 381: Photography, Color Digital. (3) A.
Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG 101R or ART 152 or Departmental Approval. Fully Manual Digital Camera Required. Introduction to basic manual digital camera operation, file management, workflow, software, printing, lighting, and the principles and aesthetics of color and digital photography.

ART 382: Photography III. (3) A.
Prerequisite: ART 280 and 381. Intermediate course in photography. Builds on creative skills and techniques learned in previous photography courses. Course may cover traditional, digital or alternative processes.

ART 383: Photography IV. (3) A.
Prerequisite: ART 382. Intermediate course in photography. Builds on creative skills and techniques learned in previous photography courses. Course may cover traditional, digital or alternative processes.

ART 391: Ceramic Wheel Forming 1. (3) A.
Prerequisite: ART 290. Introductory course focusing on ceramic wheel forming methods that investigate the vessel as three-dimensional form. Students will be introduced to the history of ceramics as it relates to the contemporary production and design of functional objects. Students will also learn foundational ceramic material processes and studio safety procedures.

ART 392: Ceramic Mixed Media Methods. (3)
Prerequisite: ART 290. Intermediate course focusing on mixed media ceramic object making. Students will experiment with multiple ceramic building strategies to achieve self-directed outcomes that explore ideas, concepts, and multiple interpretations. Emphasis on experimental, mixed media, nonceramic processes and studio safety procedures will be introduced.

ART 401: Advanced Drawing. (3) A.
Prerequisites: ART 300 and 301. Advanced problems in drawing emphasizing personal explorations of media and imagery.

ART 413: Advanced Painting. (3) A.
Prerequisites: ART 313, 314, Major GPA 2.5, and admission to the painting option of the BFA program. Advanced problems in painting, emphasizing the student’s personal expression through imagery and techniques. Maximum repeatable hours: 6.

ART 430: Contemporary Print Media (3) A.
Prerequisite: ART 334 or 335 or 336 or Departmental approval. Advanced study in Print media as an
art medium and provides opportunity for creative exploration. Research in contemporary print media techniques digital software and related technologies. May be retaken up to 6 credits. B.S. Art/Design Studio students may count a maximum of 3 credits toward major requirements. B.F.A. students may count a maximum of 6 credits toward major requirements.

ART 443: Jewelry and Metalsmithing V. (3) A.
Prerequisites: ART 344, Major GPA 2.5, and admission to the BFA program. Designed for the advanced student pursuing a career as a professional jeweler/metalsmith. Attention given to developing a personal aesthetic or design philosophy. Students will submit a work proposal for the semester and develop a cohesive body of work for exhibition. Maximum number of repeatable hours: 9.

ART 461: Studio Art Professional Practices. (3) A.
Prerequisite: ARH 392 or 392W or 393 or 393W or Departmental Approval. This course will survey contemporary studio art professional practice standards and provide students with the necessary tools to further their artistic careers.

ART 463: Independent Study: Problems in Art and Design. (1/3) A.
Prerequisite:  approval of proposal by department. Limited to seniors. Continuation of study begun in regular departmental courses. Student must have the independent study proposal form approved by the faculty supervisor and department chair prior to enrollment. May be retaken to a maximum of nine hours.

ART 483:  Photography V. (3) A.
Prerequisites: ART 383, Major GPA 2.5, and admission to the BFA program. Corequisite: ART 499. Advanced course builds on creative skills and techniques learned in previous photography courses. Emphasizes individual expression, professional presentation and exhibition.

ART 491: Ceramic Wheel Forming 2. (3) A.
Prerequisite: Art 391 or Departmental Approval. Advanced ceramic wheel forming course focusing on concept-driven design strategies that form a body of work unique to each student artist. Additional emphasis will be placed on student driven materials research,experimental firing techniques, and professional applications of the completed art work. May be retaken up to 6 credits. B.S. Art/Design Studio students may count a maximum of 3 credits toward major requirements. B.F.A. students may count a maximum of 6 credits toward major requirements.

ART 492: Ceramic Materials and Methods.(3) A.
Prerequisite: ART 392 or Departmental Approval. Advanced ceramics course focused on mold-making, slip-casting, and ceramic material testing strategies relevant to the ceramic process. Each student will address their personal approach to production and design strategies, while developing a studio practice that prepares them for a career in the arts. May be retaken up to 6 credits. B.S. Art/Design Studio students may count a maximum of 3 credits toward major requirements. B.F.A. students may count a maximum of 6 credits toward major requirements.

ART 499: Senior Exhibition. (0) A
Prerequisite: Major GPA 2.5 and last semester senior in BFA program or Departmental Approval. Corequisite: DES 454. Organization and presentation of an exhibition of the student’s work.

ART 560: Workshop in Art and Design (3) A.
Prerequisite: approval of department. 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.

ART 563: Art Theory & Criticism Seminar (3)A.
Prerequisites: ARH 392 or 392W or 393 or 393W; Junior Standing. A seminar that investigates leading historical and contemporary theories and analytical methodologies that impact the ways in which art is produced, viewed, and written about today.
 


Design

DES 250: Introduction to Graphic Design. (3) A.
Prerequisites: ART 100 and 152. Introduction to the field of professional graphic design and its conceptual and technical makeup. Credit will not be awarded for both DES 250 and DES 256.

DES 256: Graphic Design for Non-Majors. (3) A.
Prerequisite: ENG 101 or 101R or departmental approval. An introduction to principles and processes of graphic design as a form of visual communication through type, image, color and form. Credit will not be
awarded to students who have credit for DES 250 or 251.

DES 349: Applied Learning in Art & Design (.5-8) A.
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 2.5.

DES 349 a-n: Cooperative Study: Art & Design (.5-8) A.
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 2.5.

DES 350: Typography I. (3) A.
Prerequisite: DES 250, Departmental approval and 2.5 GPA in ART, ARH, and DES courses. Corequisite: DES 351. 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.

DES 351: Sophomore Studio. (3) A.
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. (3) A.
Prerequisites: DES 353, 354, Major GPA 2.5, and admission to the BFA program. Corequisite: DES 451. An integration of various techniques and materials, both traditional and digital, to promote understanding of the importance of imagery within the field of graphic design.

DES 353: Production for Graphic Design. (3) A.
Prerequisites: DES 350, 351, Major GPA 2.5, and admission to the BFA program. Corequisite: DES 354.
Exploration of materials, surface graphics, marketing, and production problems as the refinement and
integration of many design principles.

DES 354: Typography II. (3) A.
Prerequisites: DES 350, 351, Major GPA 2.5, and admission to the BFA program. Corequisite: DES 353. 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.

DES 450: Professional Practices in Graphic Design. (3) A.
Prerequisites: DES 352, 451, Major GPA 2.5, and admission to the BFA program. Corequisite: DES 452. This course examines the professional standards and practices specific to the field of graphic design.

DES 451: New Media. (3) A.
Prerequisites: DES 353 and 354, Major GPA 2.5, and admission to the BFA program. Corequisite: DES 352. Introduction to the artistic and technical issues of multimedia through website application.

DES 452: New Media II. (3) A.
Prerequisites: DES 352 and 451, Major GPA 2.5, and admission to the BFA program. Corequisite: DES 450. Advanced communication through multimedia applications.

DES 453: Senior Workshop in Design. (3) A.
Prerequisite: DES 450, 452, Major GPA 2.5, and admission to the BFA program. Exploration of current
issues, technical procedures, and design products.

DES 454: BFA Graphic Design. (3) A.
Prerequisites: DES 453, Major GPA 2.5, and admission to the BFA program. Corequisite: ART 499. Final phases of the student designer’s transition into the profession. Additional guidance towards portfolio and senior thesis development.

DES 463: Problems in Design:______ . (3) I, II.
Prerequisites: DES 354 and 451 or Department Approval. Individualized instruction in design builds on creative skills and techniques learned in prior design courses. This course stresses the development of a
specialized study of techniques and concepts for a design portfolio. May be retaken with different topics to earn a maximum of nine hours.

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