Art, Studio (ARTS)

Courses numbered 100 to 299 = lower-division; 300 to 499 = upper-division; 500 to 799 = undergraduate/graduate.

ARTS 105.  Beginning Drawing for Nonmajors   3 credit hours

A beginning drawing course for students not enrolled in art and design degree programs: presents elements of design, skills, media, and techniques of observational drawing. Students graded on individual progress. Lecture/Studio/Lab. Fee.

ARTS 195.  Studio Tools Workshop   1 credit hour

Introduction to fundamental tools of studio artmaking, including wood shop training, documenting artwork/digital camera operations, computer software basics.

ARTS 211.  Introduction to Community & Social Practice   3 credit hours

General education introductory course. Led by study of socially engaged artists and theories, students explore artists and methods of art practice that extend into specific communities and the "social" realm. Topics include (but are not limited to) art and commodity, the art market, the politics of audience, art as object or action, art as labor, and art as social justice. Lectures, readings, writings and project(s) based on these themes. Course includes diversity content.

ARTS 232.  Introduction to Photography   3 credit hours

Introduces students with little or no formal experience to fundamentals of the medium, its history and its relationship to contemporary culture. First half covers exposure, 35mm B&W film developing and silver gelatin darkroom printing; second half covers digital capture with DSLR cameras, image correction in Lightroom, and inkjet printing.

ARTS 240.  Introduction to Life Drawing   3 credit hours

Introduction to drawing the human form through analytical observation. Students develop accuracy in rendering and understanding the skeletal and muscular structure of the figure. Opportunities to explore the figure's expressive potential through materials, varied scale, anatomical studies and application of visual principles such as contour, line, shape and value.

ARTS 245.  Digital Studio   3 credit hours

Introduction to processes, tools, history and contemporary practice of creating artworks with and for computers and software. Includes drawing, printing, video and web-based media.

ARTS 252.  Introduction to Painting Media   3 credit hours

Exploration of fundamental painting methods using a variety of painting media and application techniques. Considers historical and contemporary styles and painting's role in media and culture.

ARTS 261.  Introduction to Printmaking   3 credit hours

Focus on intaglio, relief, silkscreen and simplified lithography. Overview of established processes with emphasis on experimental approaches to print media and connections between printmaking and drawing.

ARTS 270.  Introduction to Ceramics   3 credit hours

General education introductory course. Offers experience with basic practices in ceramics. Students have the opportunity to explore creative thinking by solving problems in the design, craftsmanship and content in ceramic art. Builds experience in hand building, wheel throwing, glazing/decorating methods. Lecture periods involve general knowledge of clays, glazes, kilns, historical ceramics and pottery of the world. Repeatable for credit as studio art elective.

ARTS 282.  Introduction to Sculpture and Extended Media   3 credit hours

Introduction to basic materials and processes used in sculpture as well as extending the media options to nontraditional and new approaches to creating three-dimensional art. Introduction to wood and steel fabrication, mold making, aluminum casting; incorporation of nontraditional materials. Creative problem solving is emphasized.

ARTS 283.  Digital 3-D Tools in Sculpture   3 credit hours

Introduction to computer-assisted design and computer controlled equipment to create sculpture. Students are instructed in the basics of CAD computer programs and how to use a CNC router and 3-D printer to create objects. Emphasis on using technology to expand options for artmaking.

ARTS 312.  Community Arts Engagement   3 credit hours

General education advanced issues and perspectives course. Exploration of possible connections between art and communities through making, collaboration, discussion, essays and socially-engaged projects. Students take part in one or more semester-long community-based projects and work collaboratively as they explore the intersection of community activism and art as social responsibility, often with a goal of facilitating the creativity of community participants. Course includes diversity content.

ARTS 322.  Video, Sound & Performance   3 credit hours

General education advanced issues and perspectives course. Topics include electronic media techniques for artmaking or other forms of visual communication along with the historical and contemporary context of video, sound, performance, and their interrelationships through assigned artworks, readings and discussion.

ARTS 324.  Art and Social Media   3 credit hours

General education advanced issues and perspectives course. Study and practice of designing and creating and/or distributing artwork that uses social media in its various forms and formats. Considerations require an understanding of target audience, target space, target message, culture jamming, art as activism, and media theory. Along with a clear understanding of the social context of the work, the practical parameters of creation or distribution are considered. Lectures, discussion, readings, written essay requirements. Digital media are used along with physical materials.

ARTS 326.  The Moving Image   3 credit hours

Introduction to processes, tools, history and contemporary practice of creating moving images/animations using traditional and digital materials and resources for final presentation and discussion. Exploration and consideration is placed upon formal and conceptual concerns, including how traditional art studio materials and practices might play a role in the development process and final understanding of the digital media. Includes experimental film, video art practices, and social communication and personas. Prerequisites: ARTS 245; concurrent enrollment in or completion of ARTF 202.

ARTS 330.  Analog Photographic Techniques   3 credit hours

Designed for students who already have a basic understanding of fundamental aspects of photography using manual cameras and proficiency with silver gelatin printing. Continued development in traditional darkroom printing; experimentation with alternative photographic processes; emphasis on challenging the boundaries of the medium. Students make their own cameras, film, printing paper and chemistry; processes covered include cyanotypes, chlorophyll prints, van dyke brown and liquid light. Additionally, working with a partner, students learn an additional technique and present it to the class as a demonstration. Prerequisites: ARTS 232; concurrent enrollment in or completion of ARTF 202.

ARTS 331.  Digital Photographic Techniques   3 credit hours

Designed for students who already have a solid understanding of fundamental aspects of photography and using manual SLR and DSLR cameras. Photoshop, Bridge and Lightroom are used for digital capture, scanning (film, prints and objects), proper workflow and file management, studio lighting, manipulation of the photographic image, and exhibition quality inkjet printing. Considers history of the digital photographic image, discusses how technical advancements have changed culture and art, and considers various means of presentation and output (projection, video, installation, web-based). Students gain a broad range of technical skills, yet are also encouraged to work experimentally and produce work that exists off the wall. Prerequisites: ARTS 232; concurrent enrollment in or completion of ARTF 202.

ARTS 334.  Photo Media Topics   3 credit hours

Offers opportunities for engaging deeply with photography from a variety of standpoints through specific topics varying semester-to-semester. Topics include contemporary documentary, appropriated imagery, community-oriented projects, professional practices, 19th century processes, and cross-disciplinary photographic practices. Prerequisites: ARTS 232; concurrent enrollment in or completion of ARTF 202.

ARTS 334A.  Contemporary Documentary   3 credit hours

Offers opportunities for students to engage deeply with photography from a variety of standpoints. Students reconsider documentary practices - how we define documentary, its ethics, and its possibilities. Work is expected to reflect those evaluations. Includes opportunities to conduct community-oriented projects.

ARTS 334B.  Photo Media Topics: Influence of the Vernacular   3 credit hours

Explores the effect of the common snapshot on photographers in the 20th and 21st centuries. Course is a lecture/studio, both looking at historical work and emulating contemporary artists including Garry Winogrand, Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander, Cindy Sherman, Martin Parr, Nikki S. Lee, Sally Mann, Nan Goldin and others.

ARTS 335.  Contemporary Photography Studio   3 credit hours

Builds on analog and digital techniques covered in previous courses to enable refined, conceptually oriented work using medium/large format cameras, large-scale printing, hybrid processes, and experimental presentation methods. Discusses the cultural significance of photography today and the ways artists are reacting to the changing medium. Students generally have great latitude regarding their methods of approaching projects; emphasis on working toward an individual artistic voice. Keystone course for proceeding to advanced photo courses. Prerequisites: ARTS 232; concurrent enrollment in or completion of ARTF 202.

ARTS 341.  Life Drawing Studio   3 credit hours

Advanced analysis and interpretation of the human figure through individualized projects and assignments in multiple art and design applications. Emphasizes individual development, technical advancement and personalized interpretation. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisites: ARTS 240; completion of or concurrent enrollment in ARTF 202, or instructor's consent.

ARTS 345.  Intermediate Drawing   3 credit hours

Drawing projects including problems of style, suites of related works, and media, materials and technical exploration. History of drawing techniques and materials. Prerequisites: ARTS 240; completion of or concurrent enrollment in ARTF 202 or instructor's consent.

ARTS 347.  Mixed Media in Drawing   3 credit hours

Utilizes visualization, color, collage, abstraction, digital manipulation, invented processes, and varied sources for artmaking. Students experiment with traditional and nontraditional drawing methods and materials toward development of a personal visual language. Prerequisites: Completion of/concurrent enrollment in ARTF 202 or instructor's consent.

ARTS 350.  Workshop   1-5 credit hours

Intensive study of topics related to studio arts. Differing topics are denoted by a letter following the course number (i.e., ARTS 350C, ARTS 350P, etc.).

ARTS 350AA.  The Moving Image   3 credit hours

Examination of the concept and delivery systems for time-based media. Focus is on creative and alternate approaches to the editing, manipulation and animation of linear digital media. Exploration and consideration are placed upon formal and conceptual concerns, including how traditional art studio materials and practices might play a role in the development process and final understanding of the digital media.

ARTS 350AB.  Art & Community Engagement   3 credit hours

Explores the ways in which ideas and artistic expression interface with community needs and interests, as well as the many ways in which art can assist with the processes of community engagement, revitalization, and collaboration. Through dialogue with the City of Wichita, Wichita State University, community members, and fellow artists, students work on a collaborative public art project within the vibrant Fairmount community directly across from the university.

ARTS 351.  Intermediate Watercolor Studio   1-3 credit hours

Emphasizes individual development, personal interpretation, and creativity. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisites: completion of the foundation program and ARTS 251, or departmental consent.

ARTS 354.  Painting Materials & Processes   3 credit hours

Exploration of varied materials, methods, surfaces and processes in painting. Considers historical and contemporary styles and painting's role in media and culture. Prerequisites: ARTS 252; concurrent enrollment in or completion of ARTF 202.

ARTS 356.  Painting with Narrative & Sequence   3 credit hours

Exploration of painting in relationship to sequential and narrative forms and media, including time-based and extended media applications. Lectures and research. Prerequisites: ARTS 252; concurrent enrollment in or completion of ARTF 202.

ARTS 358.  Painting in the Expanded Field   3 credit hours

Exploration of painting as a concept and a form through its relationship to installation, sculpture, performance, community arts and other creative possibilities. Lectures and research. Prerequisites: ARTS 252; concurrent enrollment in or completion of ARTF 202.

ARTS 360.  Intaglio   3 credit hours

Investigation of various processes of drawing, coloring, etching and printing images from metal substrates on paper. Includes examination of historical and contemporary approaches and relevance to contemporary culture. Prerequisites: ARTS 261; concurrent enrollment in or completion of ARTF 202.

ARTS 361.  Lithography   3 credit hours

Investigation of various processes of drawing, coloring, etching and printing images from lithographic stone and aluminum plates to paper. Includes examination of historical and contemporary approaches and relevance to contemporary culture. Prerequisites: ARTS 261; concurrent enrollment in or completion of ARTF 202.

ARTS 366.  Silkscreen   3 credit hours

Investigation of various means of creating images by printing through silkscreens with stencils, hand drawn, photo and digital imagery on paper. Includes examination of historical and contemporary approaches and relevance to contemporary culture. Prerequisites: ARTS 261, concurrent enrollment in or completion of ARTF 202.

ARTS 367.  Relief   3 credit hours

Investigation of the various processes of linocut, woodcut and wood engraving. Students create images by cutting into various materials and print from the remaining raised surfaces. Includes examination of historical and contemporary approaches and relevance to contemporary culture. Prerequisites: ARTS 261; concurrent enrollment in or completion of ARTF 202.

ARTS 369.  Intermediate Printmaking Studio   3 credit hours

Exploration of concepts and aesthetic development in print media. Investigates the historical and contemporary application of the multiple, while developing an understanding of both its function and aesthetics within our culture. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisites: ARTS 261; concurrent enrollment in or completion of ARTF 202.

ARTS 370.  Studio Pottery   3 credit hours

Explores the use of the potter's wheel to develop a vocabulary of functional forms that express personal creativity and vision. Contemporary approaches to form, surface technique and firing are introduced through studio work, demonstrations and lectures. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisites: ARTS 270; concurrent enrollment in or completion of ARTF 202.

ARTS 372.  Sculptural Ceramics   3 credit hours

Using a variety of hand-building and/or wheel-throwing techniques, students explore a range of formats, including the vessel, the figure, abstraction, installation and mixed media. Various firing techniques and solutions to issues of surface are addressed. Emphasizes creative thinking in clay to make a personal statement. Prerequisite: ARTS 270.

ARTS 373.  Intermediate Ceramics Studio III   3 credit hours

Emphasizes self-directed studies focused around specific artistic themes and subjects. Course discussions, readings and videos guide students through the generation of ideas and their implementation in studio ceramics. Students also develop tools of creativity such as mind-mapping and creating a visual journal. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisites: ARTS 270; instructor's consent; concurrent enrollment in or completion of ARTF 202.

ARTS 374.  Atmospheric Firing   3 credit hours

Offers in-depth explorations of atmospheric firing processes, such as wood-firing and salt glazing. Emphasis on value-added content though historical/cultural awareness as well as formal relationships and personal expression. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisites: ARTS 270; concurrent enrollment in or completion of ARTF 202.

ARTS 375.  Special Topics in Ceramics   1 credit hour

Short-form workshops exploring a rotating range of subjects pertaining to ceramics practices. Substitutable for quick-fire elective. Prerequisites: ARTS 270; concurrent enrollment in or completion of ARTF 202.

ARTS 375A.  Special Topics: Kilns and Firing   1 credit hour

Familiarizes students with the principles and practices of various types of kilns and firing solutions.

ARTS 375B.  Special Topics: Tableware Design   1 credit hour

Familiarizes students with the issues and concerns involved with the design and use of pottery for the table. Students have the opportunity to learn from professionals in the food industry about what matters to those who use pottery to present their culinary works.

ARTS 375C.  Special Topics: Ceramics Materials   1 credit hour

Familiarizes students with the materials, tools and technical procedures of formulating and mixing clay bodies and glazes.

ARTS 375D.  Special Topics: Contemporary Pottery Practices   1 credit hour

Familiarizes students with issues in contemporary ceramic practices, including professional networking, marketing and public presentation of pottery in various contexts. Course may involve student travel to regional art fairs, sales, and exhibitions.

ARTS 376.  Ceramic Design/Mold-Making for Ceramics   3 credit hours

Explores digital and analog methods of prototype development for mold-forming and casting processes. Students engage the design process from idea generation to the final production of one-of-a-kind and serially reproduced objects. Emphasis on design thinking and solutions for living. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisites: ARTS 270; concurrent enrollment in or completion of ARTF 202.

ARTS 380.  Intermediate Sculpture   3 credit hours

Emphasizes individual artistic development by stressing concepts, methods of creation and research on the historical context of student work. Includes instruction in contemporary and traditional sculpture techniques. Repeatable once for credit. Prerequisites: completion of art foundation program and ARTS 282, 283.

ARTS 381.  Materials, Techniques and Extended Media in Sculpture   3 credit hours

In-depth instruction in various methods and materials in creating sculpture. Traditional processes such as casting and fabrication in wood and steel are covered, with an emphasis on how material choices extend into nontraditional media. Course objectives are to develop technical skills and an ability to creatively use different materials in creating artwork. Prerequisites: ARTS 282; concurrent enrollment in or completion of ARTF 202.

ARTS 383.  Time as Media in Sculpture   3 credit hours

Encourages experimentation in incorporating time and change as core elements of artworks. Investigates a wide range of materials, methods and processes with focus on different ways that change can influence artwork and be incorporated within students' artistic vision. Prerequisites: ARTS 282; concurrent enrollment in or completion of ARTF 202.

ARTS 390.  QuickFire Topics   1-3 credit hours

Immersive, experiential condensed coursework designed to provide research, intern and similar experiences per student's interest. Interchangeable with ARTH 390. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: ARTF 202.

ARTS 390E.  Kiln Building   3 credit hours

Students learn about the materials, design, and construction of various types of kilns through both theoretical and hands-on activities. In addition to producing kiln construction plans of their own design, students participate in building a wood-burning, anagama-style kiln on site.

ARTS 390G.  QuickFire: ShockPress Collaborative Workshop   1-3 credit hours

Emphasis on the collaborative learning environment between visiting artists, students and project organizers. Collaborative workshops build community, professional engagement, and applied learning through mentorship and stewardship of the print studio. Students explore the relationship between project ideas, organization, technical execution, and conceptual development as it relates to the visiting artist's vision. Course revolves around the relationship between student and visiting artist and the completion of a published limited edition print. Students are asked to attend class for five weeks with a one-week intensive workshop. Successful completion of ARTS 261 is recommended before taking this course. Prerequisite: ARTF 202.

ARTS 390I.  NYC: Albert Oehlen   1 credit hour

Course centers on travel to the New Museum in New York City and includes several additional museum and gallery visits. Coursework comprises research assignments on various artists, galleries and exhibitions preceding travel, as well as response assignments including the production of artwork upon return.

ARTS 390K.  QuickFire: Surveillance - The Body   1 credit hour

Students consider how the concept of The Body intersects with surveillance. Focuses on how artists have responded to old and new surveillance methods that codify our ideas of gender/sexuality, race/ethnicity, and religion. Examines related cultural theory and contemporary issues. Students engage with these ideas through a final creative project. Students working in any artistic discipline are welcome; no photo experience required.

ARTS 390L.  QuickFire: Surveillance - Space and Place   1 credit hour

Students consider how the concepts of Space and Place intersect with surveillance. Focuses on how artists have responded to old and new surveillance methods that shape our relationship with space in its various forms including public/private, national/international/transnational, and digital environments. Also examines related cultural theory and contemporary issues. Students engage with these ideas through a final creative project. Students working in any artistic discipline are welcome; no photo experience required.

ARTS 390M.  QuickFire: Surveillance - The Archive   1 credit hour

Students consider how the concept of the Archive intersects with surveillance. Focuses on 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 a final creative project. Students working in any artistic discipline are welcome; no photo experience required.

ARTS 390N.  QuickFire: Creative Coding   1 credit hour

A brief survey regarding the nature of creative coding along with focused instruction in the Puredata programming environment. Students complete tutorial exercises and one larger project that uses Puredata and Arduino technology. This project may be used as part of the Project RunAway Coding Couture event.

ARTS 390O.  QuickFire: 4D Media Through Wearable and Performance Art   1 credit hour

Creating and performing wearable sculpture through the use of performance, presentation, time and change, music, and interactivity while referencing links to art history, our collective human history, cinema and other time-based platforms.

ARTS 390P.  QuickFire: Introduction to Metal Casting   1 credit hour

Students have the opportunity to make an iron or aluminum object using metal casting and become familiar with different mold-making and casting process. No prerequisites required, students from all areas of the university are welcome.

ARTS 390S.  QuickFire: Drawing Marathon   1 credit hour

Takes place over four consecutive Saturdays. Investigates the potential of drawing as an expressive tool in the context of eight-hour long sessions. What happens when sustained attention and endurance become part of one's creative practice? Each session has a different topic to explore and the course requires three hours of outside work per week.

ARTS 390T.  QuickFire: Documentary Photography   1 credit hour

Students concentrate on producing a single documentary photo project over the course of this QuickFire, with regular critiques and in-class discussions about other important documentary photographers.

ARTS 390U.  QuickFire: Portraiture Photography   1 credit hour

Students focus on the craft of portrait photography, learning about various styles and techniques. Discussions include commercial portraiture, headshots, environmental portraits, fashion/beauty, and studio portraits.

ARTS 390V.  QuickFire: Studio Product Lighting   1 credit hour

Students learn various techniques for photographing products in the studio, working with a full range of professional studio lighting equipment.

ARTS 395.  Professional Practices: Entrepreneurship in Art & Design   3 credit hours

Introduces business and marketing concepts to artists and designers via promotion and marketing, business plans, accounting, funding, legal issues, demographics, nonprofit developments, grant writing, patents and intellectual property law. Prerequisite: ARTF 202.

ARTS 481.  Cooperative Education   1-8 credit hours

Provides practical field experience, under academic supervision, that complements and enhances the student's academic program. Graded Cr/NCr. Prerequisite: departmental consent.

ARTS 481N.  Cooperative Education: Internship   1-8 credit hours

Complements and enhances the student's academic program by providing an opportunity to apply and acquire knowledge in a workplace environment as an intern. Graded Cr/NCr. Prerequisite: departmental consent.

ARTS 495.  Professional Practices in Studio Art   3 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 undergraduate studio art major in building a successful professional career. Not repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: junior standing in a studio art major or instructor's consent.

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.