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Student Learning Outcome Goals for the School of Art

Bachelor of Arts in Art - Option in Studio Art (code ART_BA01)

  1. Majors will be able to demonstrate visual literacy, including competence in the non-verbal languages of art and design.
  2. Majors will possess technical skills for producing art in several media.
  3. Majors will be able to produce workable connections between concept and media.
  4. Majors will be familiar with a broad range of artists, designers, craft traditions and art movements.
  5. Majors will possess a basic understanding of contemporary thinking on art and design.
  6. Majors will be able to generate competent verbal and written responses to visual phenomena.
  7. Majors will be able to make assessments of effectiveness in design projects and works of art, especially the student’s own.
  8. Majors will be able to identify and solve visual problems within a variety of physical, technological, social and cultural contexts.

Bachelor of Arts in Art - Option in Art Education (code ART_BA03)

  1. Majors will be familiar with basic expressive, technical and technological, procedural and organizational skills, along with the conceptual insights developed through studio art and design experiences.
  2. Majors will possess a working knowledge of styles and periods of art history; analytical methods and theories of criticism; the development of past and contemporary art forms; contending philosophies of art; and the fundamental and integral relationships of all these to the making of art.
  3. Majors will possess specialized experience working in one or more studio and/or art application areas at the advanced level.
  4. Majors will possess functional knowledge in such areas as the physics of light, chemistry of pigments, the chemical and thermal aspects of shaping materials, and the basic technologies involved in printmaking, photography, filmmaking, and video.
  5. Majors will gain an understanding of child development and the identification and understanding of psychological principles of learning as they relate to the art education of students with a wide range of learning abilities.
  6. Majors will possess an understanding of the philosophical and social foundations underlying art in education and the ability to express a rationale for personal attitudes and beliefs.
  7. Majors will develop knowledge of current methods and materials available in all fields and levels of art education, and will obtain the ability to accept, amend or reject methods and materials based on personal assessment of specific teaching situations.
  8. Majors will possess a basic understanding of the principles and methods of developing curricula and the short- and long-term instructional units that comprise them.
  9. Majors will gain an understanding of evaluative techniques and the ability to apply them in assessing both the progress of students and the objectives and procedures of the curriculum, as well for self-evaluation and professional growth.
  10. Majors will gain an understanding of the relationships among the arts, sciences, and humanities, in order to apply art competencies in teaching situations and to integrate art/design instruction into the total process of education.
  11. Majors will possess a cross-cultural exposure to art and have a working knowledge of artists from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  12. Majors will gain practical experience working with community schools through observation and teaching sessions. They will also have experience working with educational events at local art museums and have opportunities to network with one another in preparation for teaching.

Bachelor of Arts in Art - Option in Art History (code ART_BA02)

  1. Majors will obtain general knowledge of the monuments, movements and principal artists of major art periods of the past, including a broad understanding of the art of the twentieth century and acquaintance with the art history beyond Europe and the United States.
  2. Majors will possess a depth of knowledge in several cultures and periods in the history of art and undertake concentrated study in at least one area up to the advanced seminar level.
  3. Majors will be able to demonstrate advanced level skills in theory, analysis and criticism.
  4. Majors will possess a general knowledge of world history.
  5. Majors will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the tools and techniques of scholarship and be experienced in analytical and critical writing as well as presenting their research orally.
  6. Majors will have functional knowledge of the creative process that has been obtained through studio coursework.
  7. Majors will have adequate mastery of at least one foreign language to support research using primary source materials.

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree: Option in Art Photography (code ART_BF01), Option in Ceramics (code ART_BF02), Option in Drawing and Painting (code ART_BF03), Option in Illustration (code ART_BF04), Option in 3-D Media (Fiber, Metal or Wood) (code ART_BF05), Option in Printmaking (code ART_BF06), Option in Sculpture (code ART_BF07), Option in Graphic Design (code ART_BF08)

  1. Majors will possess an understanding of the common elements of art/design and of the interaction of these elements, and be able to employ them in their work.
  2. Majors will possess technical skills for producing art in several media, and will acquire substantial technical knowledge applicable to their area of specialization.
  3. Majors will be able to produce workable connections between concept and media as well as demonstrate perceptual acuity, conceptual understanding, and technical facility at a professional entry level in their chosen specialization.
  4. Majors will be familiar with a broad range of artists, designers, craft traditions and art movements and be able to place works of art/design in historical, cultural and stylistic contexts, particularly in their specialization.
  5. Majors will possess an understanding of contemporary thinking and current major issues in art/design.
  6. Majors will be able to generate competent verbal and written responses to visual phenomena, utilizing relevant vocabulary to communicate concepts to art/design professionals.
  7. Majors will be able to make assessments of effectiveness in design projects and works of art, especially the student’s own.
  8. Majors will be able to analyze works of art and design perceptively and critically, and convincingly form and defend value judgments of these works.
  9. Majors will be able to identify and solve visual problems within a variety of physical, technological, social and cultural contexts.
  10. Majors will be able to generate work and solve problems independently, resulting in a coherent set of artistic/intellectual goals that are evident in their work.
  11. Majors will be able to synthesize, as appropriate to the issue, their capabilities in studio, analysis, history and technology.
  12. Majors will be able to work collaboratively and will possess functional knowledge of basic business practices in the arts, as appropriate to their area of specialization.
  13. Majors will have had regular opportunities to exhibit original work, culminating in a senior exhibition with other graduating students in their area of specialization.

Master of Arts degree in Art with Concentration in Studio Art (code ART_MA01)

  1. Development of a broad knowledge of art historical issues.
  2. Familiarity with issues in contemporary art practice.
  3. Intensive practice in a studio area of emphasis.
  4. Ability to articulate effectively in oral and written form about their artwork.

Master of Arts degree in Art with Concentration in Art History (code ART_MA01)

  1. Students develop a broad general knowledge of the history of art, and extensive knowledge in an area of specialization.
  2. Students become versed in historiography and methods of scholarship.
  3. Students demonstrate reading proficiency in a minimum of one foreign language.
  4. Students develop advanced abilities in undertaking, synthesizing, and effectively disseminating independent research.

Master of Arts degree in Art with Concentration in Art Education (code ART_MA01)

  1. Students develop familiarity with the history of art, and art education in particular.
  2. Students become versed in educational philosophy, with emphasis in the philosophies of art education.
  3. Students become versed in a specific area of specialization, such as curricular issues, teaching methodology, assessment factors, multicultural theory, etc.
  4. Students develop advanced abilities in organizing and disseminating data through research, exhibition, or other demonstration of competency.

Master of Fine Arts degree in Art with Concentration in Studio Art (code ART_MF01)

  1. Completion of an extensive curricular and independent experience in a specific studio area.
  2. Completion of a program of study that includes consideration of art history, critical analysis, aesthetics, methodology and related humanities. (NASAD 2005-06 Handbook Section XVIII.A.)
  3. Advanced development of individual studio and scholarly talents, interests and philosophies, used creatively to both expand and preserve our cultural heritage. (NASAD 2005-06 Handbook Section XV.A. bullet 1.)
  4. Advanced development of professional studio competence as exemplified by ongoing development of a significant body of work, and production of a culminating “project” exhibition of work. (NASAD 2005-06 Handbook Section XV.A. bullet 2.)
  5. Ability to articulate effectively in oral and written form about their artwork, and production of a project report document that successfully functions in a companion relationship to their project exhibitions.
  6. Potential to solve contemporary problems in art and to explore and address new questions and issues. (NASAD 2005-06 Handbook Section XV.A. bullet 3.)
  7. Advanced development of professional competence in the dissemination of knowledge, including logical, clear verbal and written presentation of aesthetic ideas in teaching and other contexts. (NASAD 2005-06 Handbook Section XV.A. bullet 4.)
  8. Advanced development of scholarly competence in the organization, evaluation, and interpretation of knowledge. (NASAD 2005-06 Handbook Section XV.A. bullet 5.)