Includes the studio concentrations of: Drawing and Painting, Entertainment Art/Animation, Printmaking, Sculpture, Crafts (including jewelry, wood, and metal), Ceramics (including glass), Graphic Design, Creative Photography, and Illustration.
Learning Goals and Student Learning Outcomes
The following goals and learning outcomes have been established for students pursuing a BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) degree in Art.
Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
- Develop expertise applicable to professional practice affording one the ability to recognize, analyze and solve complex visual problems as evidenced within a portfolio of art, animation, and design.
Professional Practices, Collaboration, and Leadership
- Develop an understanding of basic business practices and the ability to work productively in teams.
Knowledge and Understanding
- Will have acquired fundamental visual experiences and concepts basic to many forms and fields of art, animation, and design.
- Be able to access historical and contemporary information about the fine and applied arts through advanced technologies.
- Develop a critical appreciation of historical and contemporary art, animation, and design forms as they relate to individual and social needs and values including such issues as culture, ethnicity, and gender.
Critical Thinking and Creative Expression
- Be capable of creatively expressing one's personal experience and thought with visual skill and clarity.
- Develop knowledge and skills necessary to pursue graduate studies in the visual arts, or to teach art.
- Exercise professional standards of oral and written communication.
Professionalism and Ethics
- Integrate knowledge of the arts with the development of values and professional ethics.