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Art and Art History

Student 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 of works of art.

    2. The Studio Art Track major will demonstrate a practical command of the elements and principles of art and design, effectively using various materials and techniques to approach basic formal problems and pertinent subject matter in representational, abstract and non-objective modes.

    3. The Studio Art Track major will demonstrate a mastery of two-dimensional materials and techniques in approaching complex formal design problems and pertinent subject matter, with an advanced level of craft and completion in a work of art.

    4. The Studio Art Track major will demonstrate a mastery of three-dimensional materials and techniques in approaching complex formal design problems and pertinent subject matter, with an advanced level of craft and completion in a work of art

    5. The Studio Art Track major will demonstrate an advanced ability to work conceptually, thematically, and materially in developing works of art that relate to broader issues in the history of art and culture and to an understanding of contemporary art and design

     

    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.