184 Course Descriptions
2018-2019 USC Upstate Catalog
ARTS U104. Fundamentals of Three Dimensional Design (3) Introduction
to visual thinking and principles of three-dimensional design, including
form, volume and space. Designed for Art Majors.
ARTS U108. Computer Graphics I (3) Introduction to the hardware and
software used in creating graphic design and illustration. Designed for Art
ARTS U110. Drawing I (3) Introduction to the materials and techniques
of drawing, emphasizing visual perception and drawing skills. Designed
for Art Majors.
ARTS U203. Color and Composition (3) Color theory and compositional
systems. Prerequisite: ARTS U103 or consent of instructor.
ARTS U205. Digital Imaging (3) Application of photo-imaging with
emphasis on communication design. Prerequisite: ARTS U108 or consent
ARTS U206. Illustration I (3) Introduction to illustration with an emphasis
on visual problem solving, creativity, effective communication and aesthetics.
Visual skills are defined through exploration of various media resulting in
appropriate visual solutions for illustration communication. Prerequisite:
ARTS U103, ARTS U210, or consent of instructor.
ARTS U207. Printmaking I (3) Materials and techniques of major printmaking
processes in historical and contemporary application. Techniques
include relief, intaglio, lithography and monotype. Prerequisite: ARTS U203
or consent of instructor.
ARTS U210. Drawing II (3) Materials and techniques of drawing beyond
the introductory level. Prerequisite: ARTS U110 or consent of instructor.
ARTS U211. Introduction to Painting (3) Materials and techniques of
painting, emphasizing color theory, compositional structures, content, and
expression. Prerequisite: ARTS U203 or consent of instructor.
ARTS U214. Graphic Design I (3) Creative problem-solving with emphasis
on 2-D solutions to conceptual problems; translation of concept into form
using word, image and layout; introduction to history of graphic design and
typography. Prerequisites: ARTS U108. Prerequisite or corequisite: ARTS
U110 or consent of the instructor.
ARTS U228. Business for the Visual Artist (3) Aspects of business relevant
to the visual artist, emphasizing basic accounting and taxes; marketing
and promotion; copyrights; sales by artist, gallery, or agent; and contracts.
Feedback is received through class discussions and exercises, written examinations,
and a final team project. Prerequisites: six hours of art history
and/or art studio or consent of instructor.
ARTS U229. Crafts of Diverse Cultures (3). Understanding a relationship
between creativity and critical thinking by examining how artisans have
used special manual skills in creating traditional and functional artworks.
Considers analytic and evaluative criteria used in making artistic decisions
as examined through the eyes of the artists. Course will foster critical understanding
of the world’s artistic traditions by examining cultural diversity
of artistic expression through history. Designed for art education majors.
Prerequisites: ARTS U103 or ARTS U104.
ARTS U231. Introduction to Life Drawing (3) Emphasis on visual perception
and skills of life drawing from the live model in a variety of media,
using both clothed and unclothed male and female models. Prerequisite:
ARTS U210 or consent of instructor.
ARTS U255. Art Practicum (1) Participation in art profession activities
including, but not limited to, portfolio preparation, artist statement,
artist bio, resume preparation, framing and presentation procedures,
photographing and documentation of work, exhibition procedures, personal
promotion, webpages and blogs. Regular weekly class meetings.
Pass/fail grading scale.
ARTS U262. Digital Photography (3) Technical, aesthetic and conceptual
procedures of digital photography including composing, shooting, processing,
manipulation and printing. Prerequisite: ARTS U108 or consent of instructor.
ARTS U306. Illustration II (3) Continued exploration of visual communication
with an emphasis on concept and professional quality of work.
Prerequisite: ARTS U206 or consent of instructor.
ARTS U307. Printmaking II (3) Intermediate application of materials and
techniques of major printmaking processes in historical and contemporary
application. Emphasis is on content, individual expression, and series
development. Prerequisite: ARTS U207 or consent of instructor.
ARTS U311. Painting II (3) Intermediate application of materials and techniques
of painting processes using representational and non-representational
subject matter. Emphasis is on content and individual expression. Prerequisite:
ARTS U211 or consent of instructor.
ARTS U314. Graphic Design II (3) Continuation of translation of concept
into form with emphasis on typography, letterforms, typographic syntax
and type specification. Prerequisite or corequisite: ARTS U214 or consent
ARTS U315. Graphic Design III (3) Advanced design problems with
emphasis on individual development and exploration of contemporary
design issues. Prerequisite: ARTS U214, ARTS U314 or consent
ARTS U318. Interface Design I (3) Introduction to HTML5, CSS3,
and the technical and creative challenges of designing for the web.
Prerequisite: ARTS U314 or consent of instructor.
ARTS U350. Art Study Abroad (3-6) Travel in selected regions outside the
United States, and field study of historical and contemporary art and artists
with emphasis on studio techniques.
ARTS U391. Typography (3) Application of typographic systems within
communication design. Emphasis is on letterforms, typographic structures
and hierarchy, and the relationship between type and image. Prerequisite:
ARTS U314 or consent of instructor.
ARTS U398. Special Topics in Art (3) Intensive study of selected topics
in art. Prerequisites: junior level standing with six hours in art or consent