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.


FAPT 105 Painting I (4, FaSpSm) Practical introduction to oil and acrylic pigments, painting equipment, processes, and media. Primary experience in: color, composition and perception through representational and abstract painting. (Duplicates credit in former FA 105.)

FAPT 205 Painting II (4, FaSpSm) Continuation of practical and theoretical skills introduced in Painting I. Color in personal expression, perception, and content; cultural subjects/objects and symbols signifying a personal language. (Duplicates credit in the former FA 205a.) Prerequisite: FAPT 105.

FAPT 305 Advanced Painting (4, FaSpSm) Directed examination of aesthetic concepts; investigation into personal ideas related to the development of a creative visual language in painting. (Duplicates credit in former FA 305.) Prerequisite: FAPT 205.

FAPT 405 Topics in Advanced Painting (4, max 12, FaSpSm) Directed painting with continued emphasis on personal choices regarding appropriation of conceptual images and arrangement, material processes, scale, number of paintings. Ongoing critical response to painting. (Duplicates credit in former FA 405.) Prerequisite: FAPT 305.