Department Learning Outcomes

Studio Art Majors will:

  • Demonstrate technical and conceptual proficiency within an artistic practice of one or more departmental media – drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography.
  • Demonstrate critical consideration of their own work and that of other artists, both in written and oral formats
  • Develop analytical skills that recognize contemporary art concepts and art historical references, positioning the dialog in a contemporary context.  
  • Produce an Artist Statement, articulating meaning, ideas, process, critical dialog, and contemporary context of the artwork/s.
  • Successfully exhibit a body of work as part of a senior exhibition.
  • Produce a digital portfolio of their work and discuss their artistic practice with a faculty panel.

Studio Art Minors will:

  • Demonstrate technical and conceptual proficiency within an artistic practice of one or more departmental media – drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography.
  • Demonstrate critical consideration of their own work and that of other artists, both in written and oral formats.
  • Develop analytical skills that recognize contemporary art concepts and art historical references, positioning the dialog in a contemporary context.

 

Art History majors will:

  • Develop skills in visual analysis, research, critical thinking, writing and public presentation. 
  • Learn the history, context, style, function and significance of works of art and architecture from western and eastern traditions as well as the different methodological approaches used in art historical scholarship.
  • Become familiar with the professional practices of Art History, either as preparation for graduate school, employment in an arts-related field or as a strong base for a range of other professional endeavors.

 

Art History Minors will:

  • Develop basic skills in visual analysis, research and writing.
  • Learn a basic history of art from select periods in western and eastern cultures.
  • Gain a basic grasp of hands-on studio experience.
  • Become familiar with the basic metholodogies of Art History.