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Student Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

The expected Student Learning Outcomes for the Art Department are:

  1. The Studio Art Track major will demonstrate the ability to perform effective interpretations and evaluation of works of art.
  2. The Studio Art Track major will demonstrate a practical command of the elements and principles of art and design.
  3. The Studio Art Track major will effectively/competently use various materials and techniques in art and design.
  4. The Studio Art Track major will utilize creative problem-solving strategies.
  5. The Studio Art Track major will demonstrate a mastery of materials and techniques with an advanced level of craft and completion in a work of art and design.
  6. The Studio Art Track major will demonstrate the advanced ability to work with conceptually, and thematically pertinent subjects within art and design.
  7. The Studio Art Track major will develop a coherent portfolio of work that assists student in long-term planning post-graduation.

The expected Student Learning Outcomes for the Art History Department are:

  1. The Art History Track major will demonstrate the ability to perform effective interpretations of works of art using visual analysis.
  2. The Art History Track major will demonstrate a practical command of foundational art and design elements, principles, materials and techniques, including a fundamental understanding of value, depth and contrast.
  3. The Art History Track major will demonstrate an understanding of the history of art from the Ancient and/or Renaissance Era, the Early Modern Era to the turn of the 20th Century, and the 20th to the 21st Century. Student will perform historical and contextual analysis of works of art.
  4. The Art History Track major will demonstrate a mastery of the means and methods of art historians, deploying effective research and reasoned analysis in rhetorically sound, clearly organized, grammatically and orthographically correct written work and accurate, convincing oral presentation. Student demonstrates an understanding of the importance of institutions in the history of art.