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    Academic Learning Compact - Art

    The Bachelor of Fine Arts in art studio enables you to achieve proficiency in the principles and practices utilized by professional artists and affiliated industries. Through the study of art theory, art history and historic and contemporary art, you gain knowledge of art genres and systems of thought. Emphasis is on development of the concepts and skills related to art studio and the development of a personal artistic idiom. You will learn to use research practices effectively and to discuss the development of your work in speech and in writing.

    Additional information is available from your major's website.

    Before Graduating You Must

    • Pass a particular test, a final project, a term paper and/or a portfolio, as determined by specialization.
    • Pass a senior-level capstone course that includes an exhibition of your work (portfolio). The portfolio will be evaluated by appropriate faculty prior to graduation.
    • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.

    Skills You Will Acquire in the Major (SLOs)

    1. Understand the principals and elements of artistic practice in the area of study.
    2. Produce artworks choosing and employing media and techniques appropriate within the area of study.
    3. Develop sound research methods and production practices to create a focused body of work.
    4. Manage a studio practice that demonstrates complex thought, analysis and reasoning.
    5. Create a professional portfolio.
    6. Describe art research and practice in writing.
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    Table Key: I = Introduced; R = Reinforced; A = Assessed

    Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication
    SLO 1 SLO 2 SLO 3 SLO 4 SLO 5 SLO 6
    All Specializations
    ARH 3XXX and/or ARH 4XXX R R R R R R
    ART 1802C I I I I I I
    ART 1803C I I I I I I
    ART 2XXX I I I I I I
    ART 4955C A A A A A A
    ART 4XXXC Capstone course for specializations, below R R R R R R
    DIG 2131C or 2282C I I I I I I
    Specialization - Ceramics
    ART 3764 I I R R R R
    ART 3768C I I R R R R
    ART 3783C I I R R R R
    ART 3784C I I R R R R
    ART 4760C R R R R R R
    Specialization - Creative Photography
    PGY 2101 I I I I I I
    ART 2441C I I I I I I
    ART 2442C I I I I I I
    PGY 3410C I I R R R R
    PGY 3444C I I R R R R
    PGY 3820C I I R R R R
    PGY 4156C I I R R R R
    PGY 4420C R R R R R R
    Specialization - Digital Media (now Art and Technology)
    ART 3616C I I R R R R
    ART 3632C I I R R R R
    ART 3959C I I R R R R
    ART 4612C I I R R R R
    ART 4639C I I R R R R
    ART 4645C I I R R R R
    ART 4848C R R R R R R
    Specialization - Drawing
    ART 3310C I I R R R R
    ART 3332C I I R R R R
    ART 3380C I I R R R R
    ART 3381C I I R R R R
    ART 4312C R R R R R R
    Specialization - Painting
    ART 3504C I I R R R R
    ART 3522C I I R R R R
    ART 3560C I I R R R R
    ART 3561C I I R R R R
    ART 4505C R R R R R R
    Specialization - Printmaking
    ART 3420C I I R R R R
    ART 3433C I I R R R R
    ART 3442C I I R R R R
    ART 3462C I I R R R R
    ART 4402C R R R R R R
    Specialization - Sculpture
    ART 3711C I I R R R R
    ART 3712C I I R R R R
    ART 3715C I I R R R R
    ART 3842C R R R R R R
    ART 4710C R R R R R R

    Assessment Types for All Specializations:
    Portfolio.

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