Student Learning Outcomes
Learning outcomes for undergraduate programs
BA Art and Design
BA Art History
BSED Art Education
Public Affairs Learning Outcomes
- As members of a broader community, students will be able to exhibit community engagement.
- As members of a broader community, students will be able to exhibit ethical leadership.
- As members of a broader community, students will be able to exhibit cultural competence.
Department-Wide Learning Outcomes
- Students will be able to demonstrate fluency with formal vocabulary, artistic techniques and procedures of art practice.
- Students will be able to communicate a critical understanding of past and present works of art and visual objects from a diversity of cultures.
- As members of a broader community, students will be able to exhibit ethical leadership, community engagement and cultural competence.
BA Art and Design
- Students will be able to communicate their ideas effectively in visual, verbal, and written form.
- Students will be able to critique and analyze works of art.
- Students will demonstrate a well-rounded liberal arts education including historical and philosophical awareness as this applies to their own major and minor fields of study as well as to the humanities in general.
- Students will demonstrate proficiency in at least one foreign language.
- Students will demonstrate familiarity with selected media within the field of studio art.
BA Art History
- Students will demonstrate an awareness of the diversity of form, content, and aims of art over time and between cultures.
- Students will be able to perform competent visual analyses of art, being able to describe art while employing Art Historical terminology.
- Students will be able to effectively research art and be able to synthesize and express the resulting knowledge coherently.
- Students will recognize the value of a range of current and past art historical methodologies.
- Students will be able to discuss ethics in art, being able to explain both sides of controversial issues.
- Students’ creative work demonstrates visual problem solving through an understanding of the elements and principles of visual organization.
- Students demonstrate knowledge of technical and aesthetic issues in their discipline.
- Students demonstrate an ability to critically assess works of art in regard to form, content and technical concerns.
- Students demonstrate an understanding of historical and contemporary issues within their discipline
- Students demonstrate a willingness to explore and innovate personal solutions within their creative work.
- Students demonstrate ability in drawing: perception, translation of 3-D into 2-D space, composition, and expression.
- Students demonstrate relevant computer skills and proficiencies
- Students demonstrate typographic knowledge: rules, hierarchy, organization, expression
- Students demonstrate problem solving: systematic, conceptual and expressive
- Students demonstrate innovation, imagination, creative thinking
- Students demonstrate ability in writing: organization, communication, and clarity of expression
BSEd Art Education
- Are able to understand, motivate, and engage K-12 learners in the study and appreciation of visual art
- Grow a teaching skillset and receive feedback. Teaching presentations are videotaped and discussed in group settings
- Are able to demonstrate teaching proficiencies by meeting state teaching certification requirements.
- Are able to demonstrate fluency with formal vocabulary, artistic techniques, and procedures of art practice.
- Are able to communicate a critical understanding of past and present works of art and visual objects from a diversity of cultures.
- Are able to critically analyze content in their specialty area.
- Are able to demonstrate knowledge of global, historic, and cultural perspectives in contemporary art education practices.