Outcomes

AA – Art & Design

Visual Literacy

  • Demonstrate competency with one of the following: contour, line, gesture, tone, value, texture, mark making, and handling of medium.
  • Demonstrate competency with one of the following: depth and spacial illusion, accurate/realistic representation, and rendering 3D form.
  • Demonstrate competency with one of the following: composition, focal point, direction of viewer’s eye, and balance.

Professional Excellence

  • Demonstrate competency with the use of one of the following various media (painting, drawing, graphic design, photography, sculpture/ceramics etc.) Demonstrate competency with: the craftsmanship and execution of artistic work

Creative Diversity

  • Demonstrate competency with: producing artwork in a variety of appropriate techniques or styles. You might consider creative/personalized visual style, media, subject matter, or psychological tone.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

  • Demonstrate competency with: creating projects in collaboration with a variety of individuals from different emphases inside and/or outside of the department.

Cultural Responsibility

  • Demonstrate with competency: how art plays an important role in culture and contributes to humanity as a whole and how art can be a powerful, communicative tool to improve society.

AAS Graphic Design

Visual Literacy

  • Demonstrate with competency: the ability to develop conceptual design solutions in strategic alignment with the audience.
  • Demonstrate with competency: the ability to effectively apply both written (phonetic) and visual (ideographic) communication.
  • Demonstrate with competency: the use of hierarchy and organization as fundamental principles for good design and communication.
  • Demonstrate with competency: problem-solving skills including the ability to conduct appropriate research.

Professional Excellence

  • Demonstrate with competency: professionalism, self-learning, self motivation, reliability, and resource management, as they are underlying expectations of all coursework and professional work in the field.
  • Demonstrate with competency: a marketable mix of conceptual/communicative skills and technical/production skills.

Creative Diversity

  • Demonstrate with competency: the ability to apply a variety of design styles relevantly according to the task at hand (a crucial skill for serving a diverse client base).

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

  • Demonstrate with competency: a knowledge of two or more graphic design sub-disciplines, including (but not necessarily limited to) typography, branding, strategy development, interactivity, and motion.
  • Demonstrate with competency: the ability to create and/or apply effective photography and illustration into graphic design work as part of interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • Demonstrate with competency: an ability to work with other creative professionals in diverse areas of expertise. (This may include any experience you have had with “real-world” design projects and/or internships.)

Cultural Responsibility

  • Demonstrate with competency: an understanding of citizenship and ethics in relation to how graphic design should responsibly and beneficially contribute to society as a whole.

AAS Illustation

Visual Literacy

  • Demonstrate with competency: the ability to create compelling images using a combination of imagination and reference materials.
  • Demonstrate with competency: the ability to follow a creative process starting with ideation and research through a finished image.

Professional Excellence

  • Demonstrate with competency: the ability to effectively communicate and present one’s self and one’s work in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrate with competency: the ability to develop and maintain a professional illustration portfolio website.

Creative Diversity

  • Demonstrate with competency: the ability to create imageries using digital tools.
  • Demonstrate with competency: the ability to create imageries using traditional media.
  • Demonstrate with competency: a knowledge and the implementation of fundamental artistic principles including but not limited to line, edge, value, color, and texture.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

  • Demonstrate with competency: the ability to work with designers, art directors, project leads, and individual clients.
  • Demonstrate with competency: the ability to provide relevant and high-quality imageries that successfully meet individual project requirements for a variety of markets, fields and industries (real or hypothetical)

Cultural Responsibility

  • Demonstrate with competency: the recognition of the importance and responsibility to create work that is honest, ethical, and beneficial to the client as well to society in general.
  • Demonstrate with competency: the ability to create work that is relevant and appropriate for diverse as well as specific audiences, taking into account elements such as gender, age, culture, ethnicity, economic circumstances, etc.

AAS Photography

Visual Literacy

  • Demonstrate with competency: the ability to create imagery on a professional level within the student’s chosen emphasis.
  • Demonstrate with competency: the ability to conceptualize and execute concept within a photographic image.

Professional Excellence

  • Demonstrate with competency: the ability to execute a professional-level body of photographic work.
  • Demonstrate with competency: the ability to self-critique and edit photographic work in a way that reflects a professional level of aptitude and knowledge of technical and artistic skill sets.

Creative Diversity

  • Demonstrate with competency: the ability to include individual expression/voice in a given body of photographic work.
  • Demonstrate with competency: the ability to communicate and express unique ideas within photographic work.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

  • Demonstrate with competency: the ability to successfully utilize available resources to produce photographic work, such as: location, talent, props, other school departments, agencies etc.
  • Demonstrate with competency: the ability to connect with the desired audience through physical and or digital means to promote visibility and encourage connectivity and engagement.

Cultural Responsibility

  • Demonstrate with competency: the ability to acknowledge how photographic imagery can be a powerful tool of communication.

AS

Visual Literacy

  • Demonstrate competency with one of the following: contour, line, gesture, tone, value, texture, mark making, and handling of medium.
  • Demonstrate competency with one of the following depth and spacial illusion, accurate/realistic representation, and rendering 3D form.
  • Demonstrate competency with one of the following composition, focal point, direction of viewer’s eye, and balance.

Professional Excellence

  • Demonstrate competency with the use of one of the following various media (painting, drawing, graphic design, photography, sculpture/ceramics etc.)
  • Demonstrate competency with: the craftsmanship and execution of artistic work

Creative Diversity

  • Demonstrate competency with: producing artwork in a variety of appropriate techniques or styles. You might consider creative/personalized visual style, media, subject matter, or psychological tone.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

  • Demonstrate competency with: creating projects in collaboration with a variety of individuals from different emphases inside and/or outside of the department.

Cultural Responsibility

  • Demonstrate with competency: how art plays an important role in culture and contributes to humanity as a whole and how art can be a powerful, communicative tool to improve society.

BA/BS Art & Design

Visual Literacy

  • Demonstrate proficiency with one of the following: contour, line, gesture, tone, value, texture, mark making, and handling of medium.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with one of the following: depth and spacial illusion, accurate/realistic representation, and rendering 3D form.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with one of the following: composition, focal point, direction of viewer’s eye, and balance.

Professional Excellence

  • Demonstrate proficiency with the use of one of the following various media (painting, drawing, graphic design, photography, sculpture/ceramics etc.)
  • Demonstrate proficiency: craftsmanship and execution of artistic work

Creative Diversity

  • Demonstrate proficiency: producing artwork in a variety of appropriate techniques or styles. You might consider creative/personalized visual style, media, subject matter, or psychological tone.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

  • Demonstrate proficiency: creating projects in collaboration with a variety of individuals from different emphases inside and/or outside of the department.

Cultural Responsibility

  • Demonstrate proficiency: how art plays an important role in culture and contributes to humanity as a whole and how art can be a powerful, communicative tool to improve society.

BFA - Graphic Design

Visual Literacy

  • Demonstrate with proficiency: the ability to develop conceptual design solutions in strategic alignment with the audience.
  • Demonstrate with proficiency: the ability to effectively apply both written (phonetic) and visual (ideographic) communication.
  • Demonstrate with proficiency: the use of hierarchy and organization as fundamental principles for good design and communication.
  • Demonstrate with proficiency: problem-solving skills including the ability to conduct appropriate research.

Professional Excellence

  • Demonstrate with proficiency: professionalism, self-learning, self motivation, reliability, and resource management, as they are underlying expectations of all coursework and professional work in the field.
  • Demonstrate with proficiency: a marketable mix of conceptual/communicative skills and technical/production skills.

Creative Diversity

  • Demonstrate with proficiency: the ability to apply a variety of design styles relevantly according to the task at hand (a crucial skill for serving a diverse client base).

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

  • Demonstrate with proficiency: a knowledge of two or more graphic design sub-disciplines, including (but not necessarily limited to) typography, branding, strategy development, interactivity, and motion.
  • Demonstrate with proficiency: the ability to create and/or apply effective photography and illustration into graphic design work as part of interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • Demonstrate with proficiency: an ability to work with other creative professionals in diverse areas of expertise. (This may include any experience you have had with “real-world” design projects and/or internships.)

Cultural Responsibility

  • Demonstrate with proficiency: an understanding of citizenship and ethics in relation to how graphic design should responsibly and beneficially contribute to society as a whole.

BFA Illustration

Visual Literacy

  • Demonstrate with proficiency: the ability to create compelling images using a combination of imagination and reference materials.
  • Demonstrate with proficiency: the ability to follow a creative process starting with ideation and research through a finished image.

Professional Excellence

  • Demonstrate with proficiency: the ability to effectively communicate and present one’s self and one’s work in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrate with proficiency: the ability to develop and maintain a professional illustration portfolio website.

Creative Diversity

  • Demonstrate with proficiency: the ability to create imageries using digital tools.
  • Demonstrate with proficiency: the ability to create imageries using traditional media.
  • Demonstrate with proficiency: a knowledge and the implementation of fundamental artistic principles including.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

  • Demonstrate with proficiency: the ability to work with designers, art directors, project leads, and individual clients.
  • Demonstrate with proficiency: the ability to provide relevant and high-quality imageries that successfully meet individual project requirements for a variety of markets, fields and industries (real or hypothetical).

Cultural Responsibility

  • Demonstrate with proficiency: the recognition of the importance and responsibility to create work that is honest, ethical, and beneficial to the client as well to society in general.
  • Demonstrate with proficiency: the ability to create work that is relevant and appropriate for diverse as well as specific audiences, taking into account elements such as gender, age, culture, ethnicity, economic circumstances, etc.

BFA - Painting/Drawing

Visual Literacy

  • Demonstrate with proficiency: the creation of compositions that successfully use the elements of art and principles of design.

Professional Excellence

  • Demonstrate with proficiency: the ability to create a portfolio of cohesive and unified work.
  • Demonstrate with proficiency: the ability to write an artist statement that successfully explains the ideas, purpose, and inspiration of the student’s work.

Creative Diversity

  • Demonstrate with proficiency: an individual expression/voice in student’s art.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

  • Demonstrate with proficiency: the ability to connect with the community by creating art exhibitions.

Cultural Responsibility

  • Demonstrate with proficiency: the ability to acknowledge that art represents culture and ideas thereby being a powerful tool of communication

BFA - Photography

Visual Literacy

  • Demonstrate with proficiency: the ability to create imagery on a professional level within the student’s chosen emphasis.
  • Demonstrate with proficiency: the ability to conceptualize and execute concept within a photographic image.

Professional Excellence

  • Demonstrate with proficiency: the ability to execute a professional-level body of photographic work.
  • Demonstrate with proficiency: the ability to self-critique and edit photographic work in a way that reflects a professional level of aptitude and knowledge of technical and artistic skill sets.

Creative Diversity

  • Demonstrate with proficiency: the ability to include individual expression/voice in a given body of photographic work. Demonstrate with proficiency: the ability to communicate and express unique ideas within photographic work.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

  • Demonstrate with proficiency: the ability to successfully utilize available resources to produce photographic work, such as: location, talent, props, other school departments, agencies etc.
  • Demonstrate with proficiency: the ability to connect with the desired audience through physical and or digital means to promote visibility and encourage connectivity and engagement.

Cultural Responsibility

  • Demonstrate with proficiency: the ability to acknowledge how photographic imagery can be a powerful tool of communication.

BFA - Sculpture/Ceramics

Visual Literacy

  • Demonstrate with proficiency: the ability to articulate elements and principles of design.
  • Demonstrate with proficiency: the ability to control the given (material) media.

Professional Excellence

  • Demonstrate with proficiency: technical knowledge of studio maintenance and proper use of space and materials.
  • Demonstrate with proficiency: ability to produce a quality sculpture/ceramics portfolio to facilitate admission into graduate schools or to approach galleries, shows, and establish other means of marketing student’s work.

Creative Diversity

  • Demonstrate with proficiency: the exploration of a range of concept development, originality, and creativity. Demonstrate with proficiency: a line of inquiry, resulting in a body of work.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

  • Demonstrate with proficiency: the ability to use a variety of media other than their chosen material, i.e., computer skills, photography, printmaking, etc.

Cultural Responsibility

  • Demonstrate with proficiency: an understanding of student’s current place in social history.
  • Demonstrate with proficiency: an awareness of current sculpture/ceramics culture and the ability to avoid merely mimicking the work of the past.
  • Develop with proficiency: an appreciation of other cultures through the study of history.

BS Art Education

Visual Literacy

  • Demonstrate with proficiency: the expression of personal creative and artistic skills in diverse media and technologies, traditional to contemporary, including an emphasis in one medium.
  • Demonstrate with proficiency: knowledge of the diverse artistic skills, creative expressions, and contextual understandings applied by artists throughout time and place to communicate the human experience.

Professional Excellence

  • Demonstrate with proficiency: knowledge of applying and assessing educational theories and pedagogical practices that support a diverse understanding of 21st century adolescent development and learning according to state and national art education standards.

Creative Diversity

  • Demonstrate with proficiency: the application of a broad range of teaching methods that encourage individual creative expression, critical thinking, and problem solving for the 21st century secondary classroom.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

  • Demonstrate with proficiency: self-evaluative practices supportive of an ongoing professional and ethical demeanor of leadership and collaboration in the classroom and school community.

Cultural Responsibility

  • Demonstrate with proficiency: the ability to promote meaningful artistic and creative partnerships and resolutions that empower individuals, schools, and communities across diverse contexts.
  • Demonstrate with proficiency: teaching methods that engage students’ awareness and critique of the art world and its impact on social, ethical, and cultural issues within local and global communities.

Certificate of Completion

Visual Literacy

  • Demonstrate skills with one of the following: contour, line, gesture, tone, value, texture, mark making, and handling of medium.
  • Demonstrate skills with one of the following: depth and spacial illusion, accurate/realistic representation, and rendering 3D form.
  • Demonstrate skills with one of the following: composition, focal point, direction of viewer’s eye, and balance.

Professional Excellence

  • Demonstrate with skill: focused technique/style using one of the following media (painting, drawing, graphic design, photography, sculpture/ceramics etc.)
  • Demonstrate skills with: the craftsmanship and execution of artistic work.

Creative Diversity

  • Demonstrate skills with: producing artwork in a variety of appropriate techniques or styles. You might consider creative/personalized visual style, media, subject matter, or psychological tone.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

  • Demonstrate skills with: creating or critiquing projects in collaboration with a variety of individuals from different emphases inside and/or outside of the department.

Cultural Responsibility

  • Demonstrate with skill: how art has an influence across cultures/subcultures.

Minor - Art History

Visual Literacy

  • Demonstrate with competency: an understanding of specific art historical styles, movements, and trends.
  • Demonstrate with competency: an understanding artistic materials, approaches, and techniques.

Professional Excellence

  • Demonstrate with competency: the ability to conduct scholarly research and to demonstrate an understanding of current art historical scholarship. Demonstrate with competency: an understanding of academic writing formalities.

Creative Diversity

  • Demonstrate with competency: creative and critical thinking skills as evidenced by well-reasoned and well-researched arguments and analysis.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

  • Demonstrate with competency: an understanding connections between cultures, styles, and artistic methods.
  • Demonstrate with competency: an understanding cultural and social contexts of specific artworks, styles, messages, and themes.

Cultural Responsibility

  • Demonstrate with competency: the ability to make a contribution to the field of art history through a well-reasoned and well researched academic paper that summarizes current scholarship.
  • Demonstrate with competency: an awareness of, knowledge of, and ability to critique the art world and its impact on social, ethical, and cultural issues within local and global communities.

BA - Art History

Visual Literacy

  • Demonstrate with proficiency: an understanding of specific art historical styles, movements, and trends.

Professional Excellence

  • Demonstrate with proficiency: the ability to conduct scholarly research and to demonstrate an understanding of current art historical scholarship.
  • Demonstrate with proficiency: an understanding of academic writing formalities.

Creative Diversity

  • Demonstrate with proficiency: creative and critical thinking skills as evidenced by well-reasoned and well-researched arguments and analysis.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

  • Demonstrate with proficiency: an understanding connections between cultures, styles, and artistic methods.
  • Demonstrate with proficiency: an understanding cultural and social contexts of specific artworks, styles, messages, and themes.

Cultural Responsibility

  • Demonstrate with proficiency: the ability to make a unique contribution to the field of art history by producing an academic paper that explores a topic or theory incorporating original thought, rather than being simply a summary of research.