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  • Visual Arts Studies

    The Bachelor of Arts in visual art studies is a general arts degree. Students will achieve proficiency in general art concepts, experimental approaches, techniques and formal composition in art. Through the study of art theory, art history and historic and contemporary art, students gain knowledge of art genres and systems of thought. Emphasis is on the development of new approaches to making art. Students will learn to use research practices effectively, to discuss the development of their work in speech and in writing and to develop a portfolio and resume.

    Visual Arts Studies major page

    Before Graduating Students Must

    • Pass a particular test, a final project, a term paper and/or a portfolio, as determined and evaluated by the appropriate faculty.
    • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.

    Students in the Major will Learn to

    Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

    1. Understand the principles and elements of artistic practice.
    2. Produce artworks choosing and employing media and techniques that support ideation.
    3. Develop sound research methods and production practices.
    4. Develop a studio practice that demonstrates complex thought, analysis and reasoning.
    5. Create a portfolio of artwork.
    6. Describe art research and practice in writing.
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    Curriculum Map

    I = Introduced; R = Reinforced; A = Assessed

    Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication

    SLO 1 SLO 2 SLO 3 SLO 4 SLO 5 SLO 6
    ARH 20th Century Art Course I I        
    ART 1803C I I I I I I
    ART 2305C I I        
    ART 2701C or 2757C I I        
    ART or PGY Studio Course
    3000/4000 level
    R R R R R R
    Capstone Course
    4000 level
    A A A A A A
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    Assessment Types

    • Portfolio
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