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STATEMENT OF LEARNING GOALS

Bachelor of Arts in Art

The general objectives of the Bachelor of Arts in Art (BA) are to provide a comprehensive learning environment, which contributes technically and conceptually to the development of the art historian, the visual artist and the art teacher. Graduates of the Visual Arts Department with a BA in Art will:

• have acquired a knowledge and understanding of fundamental visual experiences and concepts basic to many forms and fields of art and design;

• have developed a critical appreciation of historical and contemporary art and design forms as they relate to individual and social needs and values;

• be capable of creatively expressing one's personal experience and thought with visual skill and clarity;

• have developed knowledge and skills necessary to pursue graduate studies in the visual arts, or to teach art;

• exercise professional standards of oral and written communication.

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art (BFA) is designed to expand and refine the Learning Goals/Objectives of the Bachelor of Arts in Art to encompass a directed program of learned preparation in nine distinct studio concentrations. In depth exploration, understanding and development of specialized skills applicable to professional practice in Ceramics/Glass, Crafts, Creative Photography, Drawing and Painting, Entertainment Art/Animation, Graphic Design, Illustration and Sculpture is the focus of learning and portfolio development. Professional internships are required for the majority and elective for all other students. Graduates of the Visual Arts Department with a BFA in Art will:

• have acquired a knowledge and understanding of fundamental visual experiences and concepts basic to many forms and fields of art and design;

• have developed a critical appreciation of historical and contemporary art and design forms as they relate to individual and social needs and values;

• have developed expertise applicable to professional practice affording them the ability to recognize, analyze and solve complex visual problems as evidenced within a portfolio of art and design;

• be capable of creatively expressing one's personal experience and thought with visual skill and clarity;

• have developed knowledge and skills, evident in a portfolio of art and design, necessary to pursue graduate studies in the visual arts, or to teach art;

• and, exercise professional standards of oral and written communication.

 

Master of Fine Arts in Art

The Master of Fine Arts in Art (MFA) features a rigorous, exclusively studio, program of study for students interested in preparing to succeed as professional artists and designers and for those preparing to continue their studies in doctoral programs in art and design theory. Graduates of the Visual Arts Department with an MFA in Art will:

• develop a personal art/design philosophy;

• be creatively, intellectually, technically and technologically prepared for post-graduate study and/or career aspirations;

• be competent and reflective practitioners in their discipline;
exercise professional standards of oral and written communication;

• and, present a cogent exhibition of their graduate art or design project.

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Learning Goals

Foundation

Program/Admission Requirements

Catalog

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs:
Master of Arts in Art
Master of Fine Arts in Art

Additional Programs:
Minor in Art
Certificate in Museum Studies
Credential