Art, Studio (ARTS)

Courses numbered 500 to 799 = undergraduate/graduate. (Individual courses may be limited to undergraduate students only.); 800 to 999 = graduate.

ARTS 517.  Community & Social Practice Senior Project   1 credit hour

BFA in art - studio art with community and social practice concentration capstone course. Emphasizes individual development of research and/or artistic content. For undergraduate students only. Prerequisites: ARTS 481N, instructor's consent. Corequisite: ARTS 599.

ARTS 525.  Advanced Electronic Media   3 credit hours

Focus on further development of thematic content, creative problem solving, and producing original artwork that makes a personal artistic statement. Exploration of the field through presentations and/or research papers. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisites: ARTS 322, instructor's consent.

ARTS 527.  Electronic Media Senior Project   1 credit hour

BFA in art-studio art with electronic media concentration capstone course. Emphasizes individual development of research and/or artistic content. Limited to undergraduate students. Prerequisites: ARTS 525, instructor's consent. Corequisite: ARTS 599.

ARTS 535.  Advanced Photo Media   3 credit hours

Focus on further development of thematic content, creative problem solving, and producing original artwork that makes a personal artistic statement. Exploration of the field through presentations and/or research papers. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisites: ARTS 335, instructor's consent.

ARTS 537.  Photo Media Senior Project   1 credit hour

BFA in art-studio art with photo media concentration capstone course. Emphasizes individual development of thematic content. Limited to undergraduate students. Prerequisites: ARTS 535, instructor's consent. Corequisite: ARTS 599.

ARTS 545.  Advanced Drawing Studio   3 credit hours

Independently-defined projects and directions in drawing and drawing-related media aimed toward development of a drawing practice, process or portfolio. Research, readings and/or lectures investigating historical, contemporary and applied approaches to drawing in both fine art and popular applications. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: ARTS 341 or 345, or instructor's consent.

ARTS 547.  Drawing Senior Project   1 credit hour

BFA in art-studio art with applied drawing concentration capstone course; emphasizes individual development of thematic content. Limited to undergraduate students. Prerequisites: ARTS 545, instructor's consent. Corequisite: ARTS 599.

ARTS 549.  Independent Study-Drawing   1-3 credit hours

A professional emphasis on technical or aesthetic research in the drawing area. Available only for the advanced drawing student with instructor's consent. Statement of intent must be submitted for faculty approval before registration. Prerequisites: ARTS 340, 345, instructor's consent.

ARTS 550.  Art Workshop   1-3 credit hours

Intensive study of topics related to studio arts. Differing topics are denoted by a letter following the course number (i.e., ARTS 550C, ARTS 550P, etc.).

ARTS 550AB.  Photography Abroad: Italy   3 credit hours

Class travels to Northern Italy to make photographs, study the history of the area, and see amazing ancient and contemporary art over spring break. Fly from Wichita to Rome, drive a rental van from Rome to Florence, stop in several small hill-towns in northern Italy and finish in Venice. Cost varies depending on prices at the time of travel, but includes all travel and lodging. Contact instructor for details. Prerequisite: instructor’s consent.

ARTS 550U.  Art and Surveillance   3 credit hours

Students consider how the concept of The Body, Space and Place as well as Archive intersect with surveillance. Course comprises three key components. First, how artists have responded to old and new surveillance methods that codify ideas of gender/sexuality, race/ethnicity, and religion. Second, how artists have responded to old and new surveillance methods that shape relationships with space in its various forms including public/private, national/international/transnational, and digital environments. Third, how artists have addressed personal, institutional, military, and governmental archives as forms of surveillance. Also examines related cultural theory and contemporary issues. Students engage with these ideas through three creative projects - one for each of the focal areas of this course. Students working in any artistic discipline are welcome; no photo experience required.

ARTS 550W.  Photography Abroad: Netherlands   3 credit hours

Explores the culture, art, and landscapes of the Netherlands. There are assigned readings and lectures in preparation for travel. The class leaves Wichita for Amsterdam on March 10 and returns March 20 (spring break plus a few days added at the beginning). Cities visited include Amsterdam, the Hague and Rotterdam. There are also trips to rural areas. Costs for transportation and lodging are approximately $2000 per person, depending on the number of students enrolled and current exchange rates.

ARTS 550Z.  International Exhibition Design   3 credit hours

Introduces students to the fundamentals of sound museum and nonmuseum installation techniques and practices. Topics include hanging techniques and devices, strategies for coping with difficult installation environments, following instructions by and managing collaborations with artists, and troubleshooting.

ARTS 551.  Advanced Watercolor Studio   1-3 credit hours

For the professionally-oriented student. Emphasizes independent study. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisites: four semesters of ARTS 351 and interview with instructor.

ARTS 552.  Advanced Decorative and Ornamental Painting and Design   3 credit hours

Projects in decorative and ornamental painting and design developed and completed by the student with faculty supervision. Preparation for more independent work. A plan of study defining projects must be submitted and approved by the instructor. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: ARTS 352 or instructor's consent.

ARTS 553.  Independent Study: Painting   1-3 credit hours

A professional emphasis on technical or aesthetic research in the painting area. Available only for the advanced painting student with instructor's consent. Statement of intent must be submitted for faculty approval before registration. Prerequisite: departmental consent.

ARTS 554.  Advanced Painting   3 credit hours

Focus on further development of thematic content, creative problem solving and producing original artwork that makes a personal artistic statement. Exploration of the field through presentations and/or research papers. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisites: 6 hours from ARTS 354, 356, 358; instructor's consent.

ARTS 557.  Painting Senior Project   1 credit hour

BFA in art-studio art with painting concentration capstone course; emphasizes individual development of thematic content. Limited to undergraduate students. Prerequisites: ARTS 554, instructor's consent. Concurrent enrollment in ARTS 599.

ARTS 559.  Terminal Project: Decorative and Ornamental Painting and Design   3 credit hours

Supervised independent study. A plan of study for a project in decorative and ornamental art must be submitted for faculty approval prior to registration. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: ARTS 552.

ARTS 560.  Advanced Printmaking   3 credit hours

Focus on further development of thematic content, creative problem solving, and producing original artwork that makes a personal artistic statement. Exploration of the field through presentations and/or research papers. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisites: ARTS 369, instructor's consent.

ARTS 565.  Independent Study: Printmaking   1-3 credit hours

A professional emphasis on technical and aesthetic research in the printmaking area. Only for the advanced printmaking student with instructor's consent. Statement of intent must be submitted for faculty approval before registration. Prerequisite: departmental consent.

ARTS 567.  Printmaking Senior Project   1 credit hour

BFA in art-studio art with printmaking concentration capstone course. Emphasizes individual development of thematic content. Limited to undergraduate students. Prerequisites: ARTS 560, instructor's consent. Corequisite: ARTS 599.

ARTS 570.  Advanced Ceramics   3 credit hours

Focus on further development of thematic content, creative problem solving, and producing original artwork that makes a personal artistic statement. Exploration of the field through presentations and/or research papers. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisites: ARTS 373, instructor's consent.

ARTS 577.  Ceramics Senior Project   1 credit hour

BFA in art-studio art with ceramics concentration capstone course; emphasizes individual development of thematic content. Limited to undergraduate students. Prerequisites: ARTS 570, instructor's consent. Corequisite: ARTS 599.

ARTS 578.  Independent Study in Ceramics   1-3 credit hours

A professional emphasis on technical or aesthetic research in the ceramics field. Available only for the advanced ceramics student with instructor's consent. Statement of intent must be submitted for faculty approval before registration. Prerequisite: departmental consent.

ARTS 580.  Advanced Sculpture   3 credit hours

Focus on further development of thematic content, creative problem solving, and producing original artwork that makes a personal artistic statement. Exploration of the field through presentations and/or research papers. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisites: ARTS 380 and instructor's consent.

ARTS 585.  Independent Study in Sculpture   1-3 credit hours

A professional emphasis on technical or aesthetic research in the sculpture area. Available only for the advanced sculpture student with instructor's consent. Statement of intent must be submitted for faculty approval before registration. Prerequisites: ARTS 282, 283, departmental consent.

ARTS 587.  Sculpture Senior Project   1 credit hour

BFA in art-studio art with sculpture concentration capstone course; emphasizes individual development of thematic content. Limited to undergraduate students. Prerequisites: ARTS 580, instructor's consent. Corequisite: ARTS 599.

ARTS 590.  SlowBurn Topics - 1st Semester   3 credit hours

Course travel fee may apply. Long-term projects consisting of experiential coursework whose planning and implementation extend across two successive semesters, with the first semester course typically devoted to research and planning. Requires enrollment in consecutive semesters of a single sequence of two SlowBurn Topics courses. Repeatable for credit. Graded Cr/NCr. Prerequisites: ARTF 202; senior standing in an ARTS major or instructor's consent.

ARTS 590E.  SlowBurn Topics - 1st Semester: Galleries & Exhibitions   3 credit hours

SlowBurn courses consist of experiential coursework whose planning and implementation extend across successive semesters, with the first semester course typically devoted to research and planning. Course travel fee may apply. For "Galleries & Exhibitions," professional, practical, theoretical aspects of managing, organizing, marketing, funding and designing art exhibitions through installations in student art galleries, readings and lectures. In the first semester students learn about exhibition design, themes, curating & organizing, programming, and art venues; they then seek funding and support for an exhibition, design the exhibition, create calls for entries of artworks. In the second semester course (to be offered in the following Spring semester), students receive artworks, publicize the exhibition, install artworks, host the receptions, design and hold programming. SlowBurn courses require enrollment in two consecutive semesters of a sequence of the same two SlowBurn Topics courses. ARTS 590E is offered in the fall and ARTS 591 Galleries & Exhibitions is offered in the following spring to complete the sequence. Graded Cr/NCr. Prerequisite: ARTF 202; senior standing in a studio arts major or instructor's consent.

ARTS 590F.  SlowBurn Topics - 1st Semester: Designing and Creating a Sculpture Path in Matfield Green, KS   3 credit hours

Students assist in all phases of designing and installing a sculpture path in the art colony of Matfield Green, Kansas. First semester: designing signs, brochures, creating an online presence and applying for grant support for the project. Second semester: preparing the path, installing signage and assisting professional artists in installing their work. Travel to and from Matfield Green (one hour drive from Wichita) is required; funding for travel and overnight accommodations is provided.

ARTS 591.  SlowBurn Topics - 2nd Semester   3 credit hours

Course travel fee may apply. Long-term projects consisting of experiential coursework whose planning and implementation extend across two successive semesters, with the second semester course typically devoted to the experience researched and planned in the first semester SlowBurn Topics course. Requires enrollment in consecutive semesters of a single sequence of two SlowBurn Topics courses. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: ARTF 202; approved ARTS 590 in sequence; senior standing in an ARTS major or instructor's consent.

ARTS 591E.  SlowBurn Topics - 2nd Semester: Galleries & Exhibitions II   3 credit hours

SlowBurn courses consist of experiential coursework whose planning and implementation extend across successive semesters, with the first semester course typically devoted to research and planning. Course travel fee may apply. For Galleries and Exhibitions, professional, practical, theoretical aspects of managing, organizing, marketing, funding and designing art exhibitions through installations in student art galleries, readings and lectures. In the first semester students learn about exhibition design, themes, curating and organizing, programming, and art venues; students then seek funding and support for an exhibition, design the exhibition and create calls for entries of artworks. In the second semester course (to be offered in the following spring semester), students receive artworks, publicize the exhibition, install artworks, host the receptions, design and hold programming. SlowBurn courses require enrollment in two consecutive semesters of a sequence of the same two SlowBurn Topics courses. ARTS 590E is offered in the fall and ARTS 591 Galleries & Exhibitions is offered the following spring to complete the sequence. Graded Cr/NCr. Prerequisite: ARTF 202; senior standing in a studio arts major or instructor's consent.

ARTS 595.  Galleries and Exhibitions   3 credit hours

Professional, practical, theoretical aspects of managing, organizing, marketing, funding and designing art exhibitions through installations in student art galleries, readings and lectures. Includes experiential assignments. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: ARTF 202 or faculty approval.

ARTS 599.  Senior Exhibition   3 credit hours

Creation of artwork and research for public group exhibition as part of programmatic capstone requirement for BFA in studio art. For undergraduate students only. Prerequisite: either ARTS 481N, 525, 535, 545, 554, 560, 570, or 580. Corequisite: either ARTS 481N, 527, 537, 547, 557, 567, 577, or 587.

ARTS 790.  Graduate Teaching Seminar   1 credit hour

Discussion seminar for graduate students already teaching or intending to teach. Meets six to eight times per semester. Class format is discussion. Students participate in discussions, read articles and essays, create teaching philosophy, create academic portfolio. Not repeatable for credit. Graded S/U.

ARTS 800.  Seminar in Art Topics   2-3 credit hours

Explores areas of common interest in the arts. Supervised study, research and discussion. Repeatable for credit.

ARTS 800B.  Seminar in Art Topics: Contemporary Landscape Photography   3 credit hours

Explores the use of the landscape in contemporary photography. Students are introduced to traditional approaches to the subject, while taking a look at the work of contemporary photographers who reimagine the landscape to explore relationships between technology and nature. Students have an opportunity to investigate metaphor, culture, and propaganda through conventional camera and digitally constructed imagery. For graduate students only.

ARTS 800C.  Large Scale Photography   3 credit hours

Covers practices relevant to contemporary photographers, including the use of medium and large format film cameras, self-directed projects, large format printing, alternative presentation methods, and professional artistic practices. Graduate students have an additional project assigned by the instructor.

ARTS 800J.  SlowBurn Topics: Designing and Creating a Sculpture Path in Matfield Green, KS   3 credit hours

Students assist in all phases of designing and installing a sculpture path in the art colony of Matfield Green, Kansas. First semester: designing signs, brochures, creating an online presence and applying for grant support for the project. Second semester: preparing the path, installing signage and assisting professional artists in installing their work. Travel to and from Matfield Green (one hour drive from Wichita) is required; funding for travel and overnight accommodations is provided.

ARTS 800K.  Photography Abroad: Netherlands   3 credit hours

Explores the culture, art, and landscapes of the Netherlands. There are assigned readings and lectures in preparation for travel. The class leaves Wichita for Amsterdam on March 10 and returns March 20 (spring break plus a few days added at the beginning). Cities visited include Amsterdam, the Hague and Rotterdam. There are also trips to rural areas. Costs for transportation and lodging are approximately $2000 per person, depending on the number of students enrolled and current exchange rates.

ARTS 830.  Special Problems in Photo Media   1-5 credit hours

Introduces and develops advanced research methods in photography and related media through broad-based material/conceptual experimentation, personal expression, formal resolution, and theoretical grounding. Techniques include the spectrum of photographic processes, including traditional digital or analog photography, video, appropriation of imagery, experimental/antiquated techniques, etc. As students progress through the program, expectations shift to more deeply engaged and narrowly focused studio research in preparation for, and in support of, the terminal project. Scholarly research that augments the artistic practice is expected in the form of readings of pertinent literature, discussions in small-group and seminar formats, field studies, etc. Course meets program requirements for studies in the graduate photo media major. Majors in other areas may take this course to fulfill requirements for the minor area. Repeatable for credit and may be taken for 1-5 hours, based on the scope and nature of specific research interests, as determined by the area head, in consultation with the student and the student's primary advisor.

ARTS 838.  Terminal Project - Photo Media   1-5 credit hours

As the first part of the culmination of the 60-hour MFA degree, this course emphasizes original studio research in areas related to photo media in preparation of the terminal project exhibition. While the terminal project is offered in lieu of thesis, it is expected that MFA candidates engage in scholarly research and writing in support of their studio practice. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: successful completion of the terminal project review and instructor's consent.

ARTS 839.  Terminal Project - Photo Media   1-5 credit hours

As the culmination of the 60-hour MFA degree, this course focuses on the production of the terminal project exhibition. The terminal project is offered in lieu of thesis, but is accompanied by a written statement outlining the conceptual premise, historical and contemporary contexts, and/or technical aspects of the work. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: ARTS 838.

ARTS 840.  Special Problems in Life Drawing   1-3 credit hours

Drawing from life. Requires sketchbooks and/or portfolio. Repeatable for credit.

ARTS 845.  Special Problems in Drawing   1-3 credit hours

Advanced drawing in various media emphasizing independent work and the development of personal expression. Repeatable for credit.

ARTS 850.  Special Problems in Painting   1-5 credit hours

Professional and experimental painting emphasizing the development of maturity, ideas, independent thinking and personal expression. Media include oil, watercolor and synthetic media. Repeatable for credit with the consent of the drawing/painting faculty.

ARTS 858.  Terminal MFA Project - Painting   2-5 credit hours

ARTS 858. Terminal Project - Painting (1-5).

ARTS 859.  Terminal MFA Project - Painting   1-5 credit hours

Painting terminal project.

ARTS 860.  Special Problems in Printmaking - Intaglio   1-5 credit hours

Advanced printmaking on an individual basis. Gives encouragement to investigation, combined with a craftsman-like approach. Techniques include all intaglio, relief, and combined methods, black and white, and color. Repeatable for credit.

ARTS 862.  Special Problems in Printmaking - Lithography   1-5 credit hours

Advanced printmaking on an individual basis. Gives encouragement to investigation, combined with a craftsman-like approach. Includes lithography and allied techniques, black and white, and color. Repeatable for credit.

ARTS 863.  Special Problems in Printmaking - Lithography   1-5 credit hours

Advanced printmaking on an individual basis. Gives encouragement to investigation, combined with a craftsman-like approach. Includes lithography and allied techniques, black and white, and color. Repeatable for credit.

ARTS 868.  Terminal Project - Printmaking   1-5 credit hours

Printmaking terminal project.

ARTS 869.  Terminal Project - Printmaking   3-5 credit hours

Printmaking terminal project.

ARTS 870.  Special Problems in Ceramics   1-5 credit hours

Research in advanced problems in ceramics. Repeatable for credit.

ARTS 875.  Advanced Research of Ceramic Materials   3 credit hours

Lectures and advanced research covering clays, glazes and refractory materials. Reading assignments concerning physical and chemical characteristics of pottery materials. Requires notebook and outside lab work.

ARTS 876.  Advanced Study of Ceramic Glazes   1-3 credit hours

The study of glaze formulation and the color and crystalline effects of oxides on base glazes. Requires notebook, advanced formulation records, and laboratory work. Prerequisite: ARTS 875.

ARTS 878.  Terminal Project - Ceramics   2-5 credit hours

Terminal project in ceramics.

ARTS 879.  Terminal Project - Ceramics   1-5 credit hours

Terminal project in ceramics.

ARTS 880.  Special Problems in Sculpture   1-5 credit hours

Advanced sculpture emphasizing experimentation and high-quality work on an individual basis. Stresses special projects in casting architectural sculpture, mixed media, or new materials and techniques. Repeatable for credit.

ARTS 888.  Terminal Project - Sculpture   1-5 credit hours

Terminal project in sculpture.

ARTS 889.  Terminal Project - Sculpture   1-5 credit hours

Terminal project in sculpture.

ARTS 895.  Professional Practices in Studio Art   2 credit hours

Research into and practical application of professional practices, business skills and career planning specific to the discipline of studio art. Provides a foundation of practical information to assist the graduate studio art major in building a successful professional career. Fulfills the university's professional and scholarly integrity training requirement covering research misconduct, publication practices and responsible authorship, conflict of interest and commitment, ethical issues in data acquisition, management, sharing and ownership when taken in conjunction with appropriate terminal project course. Not repeatable for credit.