General degrees (AA/AS, BA/BS)
Proposed Outcomes (still in progress):
- Demonstrate the appropriate use of the following:
- Contour, Line, Gesture
- Tone, Value, Rendering 3D Form
- Depth and Spatial Illusion
- Texture, mark making, Handling of medium
- Composition: Focal Point, Direction of Viewer
- Composition: Balance
- Accurate/Realistic Representation
- Appropriately incorporate the elements and principles of design into his/her work
- Demonstrate the ability to form visual concepts and communicate ideas visually
- Demonstrate the ability to use media (painting, drawing, photography, etc.)
- Demonstrate craftsmanship in the execution of his/her work
- Create a portfolio that accurately reflects student’s abilities
- Demonstrate the ability to produce quality consistently
- Demonstrate the ability to evaluate his/her own work.
- Demonstrate a variety of appropriate techniques, styles, and practices in his/her.
These could include: color, composition/layout, visual style, medium, subject matter,
- Create projects in collaboration with students from different emphases inside of the
department and/or outside of the department.
- Demonstrate how art plays an important role in culture and contributes to humanity
as a whole
- Demonstrate how art can be a powerful communicative tool to improve society
Art History Minor
- Demonstrate an understanding of specific art historical styles, movements, and trends.
- Demonstrate an understanding of artistic materials, approaches, and techniques
- Demonstrate competent scholarly research skills and the demonstration of an understanding
of current art historical scholarship.
- Demonstrate and understanding of academic writing formalities.
- Demonstrate creative and critical thinking skills as evidenced by well-reasoned and
well-researched arguments and analysis.
- Demonstrate an understanding of connections between cultures, styles, and artistic
- Demonstrate an understanding of the cultural and social contexts of specific artworks,
styles, messages, and themes.
- Demonstrate 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.
BS with an emphasis in Art Education Area Outcomes
- Demonstrate strong personal creative and artistic skills in diverse media and technologies,
traditional to contemporary, including an emphasis in one medium.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the diverse artistic skills, creative expressions, and contextual
understandings applied by artists throughout time and place to communicate the human
- Demonstrate the ability to assess and refine pedagogical practices and diverse models
of art curricula in relationship to state and national art education standards.
- Demonstrate a knowledge of applying and assessing educational theories and pedagogical
practices that support a diverse understanding of 21st century adolescent development
- Demonstrate a broad range of teaching methods that encourage individual student expression,
critical thinking, and creative problem solving for the 21st century secondary classroom.
- Demonstrate strong creative and artistic skills that facilitate a variety of models
for teaching in the 21st century classroom.
- Demonstrate proficiency in self-evaluative practices supportive of an ongoing professional
and ethical demeanor of leadership and collaboration.
- Demonstrate the ability to work with others to cultivate a positive classroom and
- Demonstrate the ability to seek, establish, and maintain professional relationships
within schools, communities, and arts based organizations.
- Demonstrate the ability to use multiple art advocacy tools that promote meaningful
artistic and creative partnerships and resolutions that empower individuals, schools,
and communities across diverse contexts.
- Demonstrate multiple methods that engage students’ awareness and critique of the art
world and its impact on social, ethical, and cultural issues within local and global
BFA with an emphasis in Graphic Design
- Demonstrate highly conceptual design solutions in strategic alignment with the audience.
- Demonstrates effective application of both written (phonetic) and visual (image-based)
- Demonstrate Hierarchy and organization as fundamental principles for good design and
- Demonstrate problem-solving skills including the ability to conduct appropriate research.
- As it applies to professionalism, self-learning, self motivation, reliability, and
resource management are underlying expectations of all coursework.
- Demonstrate a marketable mix of conceptual/communicative skills and technical/production
- Apply a variety of design styles relevantly according to the task at hand (a crucial
skill for serving a diverse client base).
- Demonstrate a knowledge of two or more graphic design sub-disciplines, including typography,
branding, strategy development, interactivity, and motion.
- Demonstrate creation and application of photography and illustration as part of interdisciplinary
- Demonstrate an ability to work with other design professionals in diverse areas of
- Demonstrate an understanding of citizenship and ethics in relation to how graphic
design should responsibly and beneficially contribute to society as a whole.
BFA with an emphasis in Illustration Area
- Demonstrate the ability to create compelling images using a combination of imagination
and reference materials.
- Demonstrate the ability to follow a creative process starting with ideation and research
through a finished image.
- Effectively communicate and present one’s self and work in a professional manner.
- Develop and maintain professional portfolio website.
- Create imagery using digital tools.
- Create imagery using traditional media.
- Demonstrate a knowledge and the implementation of fundamental artistic principles
including but not limited to line, edge, value, color, and texture.
- Work with designers, art directors, project leads, and individual clients providing
relevant and high quality imagery that successfully meets individual project requirements.
- Recognize the responsibility to create work that is honest, ethical, and beneficial
to their client as well as society in general.
- 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,
BFA with an emphasis in Painting/Drawing Area
Critique & Analyze Art
- Demonstrate a knowledge of terminology and correct usage when talking about art
- Demonstrate an understanding of examples from art history, specifically in defined
- Demonstrate successful use of the Elements of Art and Principles of Design
- Interpret and analyze the art of contemporary artists and art throughout history
- Understand how his/her own art fits into a chronology of art history and place.
- Demonstrate the ability to assess and evaluate the quality of the art his/her own
- Demonstrate a work ethic and discipline in creating their own art
- Demonstrate documentation and preparation of their art for exhibitions and display
- Create a portfolio of cohesive and unified
- Write an artist statement that successfully explains the ideas, purpose, and inspiration
of their work
- Demonstrate an individual expression/voice in his/her art
- Communicate student's own unique ideas through his/her art
- Demonstrate an awareness of the art community and art venues that display art
- Connect with community by creating his/her own shows/exhibitions
- Acknowledge that art represents culture and ideas thereby being a powerful tool of
BFA with an emphasis in Sculpture/Ceramics
- Demonstrate the ability to articulate elements and principles of design.
- Demonstrate the ability to control the given (material) media.
- Demonstrate technical knowledge of studio maintenance and proper use of space and
- Produce a quality portfolio to facilitate admission into graduate schools or to approach
galleries, shows, and establish other means of marketing his/her work.
- Explore a range of concept development, originality, and creativity.
- Demonstrate a line of inquiry, resulting in a body of work.
- Demonstrate the ability to use a variety of media other than their chosen material,
i.e., computer skills, photography, etc.
- Demonstrate an understanding of his/her current place in social history.
- Demonstrate an awareness of current culture and avoid mimicking the past.
- Develop an appreciation of other cultures through the study of history.