Student Learning Outcomes
All graduates will be able to:
- An ability to solve open-ended problems/challenges of artistic expression.
- An ability to analyze the working methods of artists and the results of their efforts in a diverse and disciplined way.
- An ability to communicate effectively through their artistic practice. Students should be aware of and engaged in a thorough way with art history, critical theory and visual culture in a way that considers a broad cultural awareness considering both local and/or global issues in order to make critical judgments about contemporary are while gaining a deeper understanding of their own personal values.
- An in-depth understanding of the visual arts, art history, critical theory and visual culture, sufficient to prepare them to move into a professional career in the arts, including essential concepts and theories of studio production in a variety of disciplines, with a sophistication and refinement especially in a major field.
- A ability to take risks in experimentation. This could mean breaking from usual habits. Trying new materials and methodologies in confirming the direction of their work.
- A clear and thorough understanding of their personal practice. Each candidate should be able to demonstrate a strong commitment investing time and resources to generating continual development and inquiry. This includes both working in the studio and researching artists and theory of art-making.
- Communicate effectively in both written and oral form. Students will be able to:
- Demonstrate awareness of context, audience, purpose, and the presented artwork.
- Use appropriate and relevant content to develop and present ideas.
- Demonstrate consistent use of credible, relevant sources to support ideas.
- Demonstrate delivery techniques (posture, gesture, eye contact, and vocal expressiveness) make the presentation interesting, and speaker appears comfortable.