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The University of South Carolina Upstate Visual Arts program is dedicated to quality and integrity in educating students. Important to any program is the ability to evolve with the ever-changing landscape of technology, theory and cultural attitudes. It is the goal of the USC Upstate program to attract and maintain a faculty of recognized professionals active in their fields of specialization, support program development appropriate to the discipline, develop and maintain instructional facilities and equipment current to the curriculum, attract students that seek higher education to prepare for professional career options, develop a commitment to lifelong-learning and prepare to participate in a global world, and serve as a facilitator to bridge education with the community at large.
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ART STUDIOBachelor of Arts, Art Studio, emphasis Graphic DesignProgram of study: BA Art Studio, emphasis Graphic Design
ART EDUCATION Bachelor of Arts, Art Education Entrance Requirements Program of study: BA Art Education
TRANSFER APPLICANTSApplication Process: Students transferring from another college or university follow the standard USC Upstate University procedures for application and acceptance to the University as listed in the academic catalogue and online. The transcripts of a transfer student are evaluated by the Chair of Fine Arts and Communication Studies and must meet the same requirements for the BA Art and BA Art Education programs as listed in the Programs and Entrance Requirements.
PREREQUISITE STANDARDSPrerequisites for course registration are listed in the University catalogue under Course Descriptions. The USC Upstate Visual Arts program endorses prerequisites of courses as listed. Students not meeting prerequisite standards may be dropped from a course or receive academic penalty.FOUNDATIONS PROGRAM: Foundation courses are designed with rigorous instruction to prepare students for subsequent program and course development. Foundations courses are an integral component of the major and require a minimum grade of “C” for credit.LAB FEES: Lab fees for shared /course materials will be imposed and managed by the University under tuition and fees.SCHOLARSHIPS: Current scholarships in Visual Arts are listed in the USC Upstate University Academic Catalog under the heading of Scholarships.
REQUEST INFORMATION ON VISUAL ARTS PROGRAMSPlease contact Division Chair, Jimm Cox to request materials and information, or make an appointment to meet the faculty and see our facilities.
ContactFine Arts and Communication StudiesPerforming Arts Center 125Dr. Ben Myers, Chair864firstname.lastname@example.orgUSC Upstate Visual ArtsVisual Arts Center800 University WaySpartanburg, South Carolina 29303Phone: 864-503-5689Fax: 864-503-5835Becky BradhamAdministrative AssistantPh: email@example.com Jane Allen NodineProfessor of ArtPh: firstname.lastname@example.orgDr. Mary Lou HightowerAssoc. Professor of Art EducationPh: email@example.comDr. Rachel SnowAssoc. Professor of Art HistoryPh: firstname.lastname@example.org Mark FlowersGallery CoordinatorCurtis R. Harley Art GalleryPh: email@example.com
The University of South Carolina Upstate is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of USC Upstate. Comments or Complaints?