University of Southern California

Roski School of Art and Design

Courses of Instruction

The terms indicated are expected but are not guaranteed. For the courses offered during any given term, consult the Schedule of Classes.

DRAWING (FADW)

FADW 101 Introduction to Drawing: Studio Projects, Methods, Materials (4, FaSpSm) An introduction to drawing, both skill and perception oriented, as the basic tool for all the visual arts. (Duplicates credit in former FA 101a.)

FADW 201 Intermediate Drawing (4, FaSpSm) Drawing methods and concepts, with emphasis on observing and rendering the human form and anatomy. Continued acquisition of skills, with compositional, gestural, and interpretive elements. (Duplicates credit in the former FA 101b.) Prerequisite: FADW 101a.

FADW 301 Advanced Drawing (4, FaSpSm) Directed examination of personal approaches in drawing; emphasis on making visual and artistic decisions and developing an appropriate attitude towards individual expression. (Duplicates credit in former FA 301.) Prerequisite: FADW 201.

FADW 321 Anatomical Drawing from Life (2) An advanced, concentrated study of the human figure; expands on skills depicting and visualizing the human form. Prerequisite: FADW 101, FADW 201.

FADW 331 Studies in Drawing and Painting (4, max 12) A studio examination of rotating topics in drawing/painting, either media-based or content-driven, with individual and collaborative projects; topics change each semester. Recommended preparation: FADW 301 or FAPT 305. Open only to sophomores, juniors and seniors.

FADW 401 Topics in Advanced Drawing (4, max 12, FaSpSm) Continued directed examination of personal approaches in drawing, emphasis on making visual and artistic decisions and developing an appropriate attitude toward visual expression. (Duplicates credit in former FA 401.) Prerequisite: FADW 301.