Art
 
   

Student Learning Outcomes

 
Student Learning Outcomes for BA Studio Art Majors:
  • Studio art majors will gain an adequate knowledge of the history of art, ancient to the present.
  • Art Education certification candidates will gain specific knowledge of contemporary issues in art, including non-traditional studio methods and the history of post-modern art.
  • Studio art majors will gain knowledge and skill in the theory and practice of formal design.
  • Studio art majors will gain an ability to draw.  
  • Studio art majors will become technically competent, including safe usage of tools and materials associated with the traditional media of drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, ceramics, and sculpture.
  • Studio art majors will gain knowledge and experience in proper exhibition presentation, including the matting and framing of artworks and exhibition installation.
  • Studio art majors earning K-12 certification in visual art education will gain knowledge of age-appropriate methods, materials, and theory in art education, will receive practical experience applying that knowledge, and will gain knowledge regarding the administration of K-12 art programs in public and private institutions.
 
Student Learning Outcomes for BFA Studio Art Majors:
  • B.F.A. students will gain a particular knowledge of and ability with the human form.
  • B.F.A. majors will gain knowledge of their personal artistic antecedents.
  • B.F.A. majors will learn to present their art and ideas professionally, including slide or digital portfolio preparation, resume writing, and discussion
  • f the ideas, images, and processes in their own art.
  • B.F.A. majors will gain adequate knowledge regarding contemporary art issues.
 
Student Learning Outcomes for Art History Majors:
  • Art history majors will gain knowledge of the history of art, ancient through contemporary.
  • Art history majors will gain knowledge of formal design theory, and of critical evaluation of art objects based on formal design theory.
  • Art history majors will gain an understanding of the artistic and cultural context in which a given art object is created.
  • Art history majors will gain an ability to do scholarly writing and research.
  • Art History majors will gain a familiarity with museums, galleries, and exhibition centers.