Student Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes for undergraduate programs




BA Art and Design

BA Art History

BFA Art

BFA Design

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.

BFA Art

  • 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.

BFA Design

  • 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.