Learning Outcomes

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A drawing student presents her work.

Students who successfully complete a major in Art: Studio or Art and Technology will:

  • Actively engage in the production of a body of work that demonstrates conceptual sophistication while also conveying meaning, investigating human experiences, and integrating knowledge from other disciplines and cultural contexts.
  • Make original works of art that demonstrate effective use of design principles, creative problem-solving, and appropriate craftsmanship and technique, in a range of mediums.
  • Interpret and critically evaluate art and media, in writing and in speech, from an informed perspective by carrying out relevant research, contextualizing and interpreting relevant works.
  • Exhibit familiarity with the works and intentions of major artists/designers and movements of the past and the present, both Western and global, and familiarity with contemporary art and critical theory.
  • Develop professional practices through the exhibition of their work in a gallery setting, documentation of work in a portfolio, and proposal writing.

Students who successfully complete a minor in Studio Art will:

  • Actively engage in the production of a body of work that demonstrates conceptual sophistication while also conveying meaning, investigating human experiences, and integrating knowledge from other disciplines and cultural contexts.
  • Make original works of art that demonstrate effective use of design principles, creative problem-solving, and appropriate craftsmanship and technique, with focus on one medium.
  • Interpret and critically evaluate art and media, in writing and in speech, from an informed perspective by carrying out relevant research, contextualizing and interpreting relevant works.
  • Exhibit familiarity with the works and intentions of major artists/designers and movements of the twentieth century and with contemporary art and critical theory.
  • Develop professional skills, such as exhibition of their work in a gallery setting, documentation of work in a portfolio, and proposal writing.

Students completing a major in Art History will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a general knowledge of the monuments and principal artists of all major art periods of the past, including a broad understanding of the art of the twentieth century; acquaintance with the art history of non-Western cultures, knowledge in greater depth and precision of several cultures and periods in the history of art; a concentration in at least one area at an advanced seminar level; and study of theory and criticism using a variety of analytical critical approaches.

    A visit to the Cleveland Museum of Art
    A visit to the Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Utilize tools and techniques of scholarship, including writing in various formats; speaking in various formats, using appropriate presentation technology; research methods, proper citation methods and legal use of reproductions of imagery, and production of a senior project that considers a single work of art or a narrowly defined body of works in their historical context, analyzed from a distinctive authorial point of view based upon critical and theoretical insights.
  • Integrate and apply knowledge from other disciplines and cultural contexts, including a general knowledge of world history. Adequate mastery of at least one foreign language to support research through the reading of primary source materials is highly recommended.
  • Demonstrate a functional knowledge of the creative process, normally accomplished through one or more foundation or other studio courses.

Students completing a minor in Art History will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a general knowledge of the monuments and principal artists of all major art periods of the past, including a broad understanding of the art of the twentieth century; acquaintance with the art history of non-Western cultures; knowledge in greater depth and precision of one period in the history of art; work at an advanced seminar level; and study of theory and criticism using a variety of analytical critical approaches.
  • Utilize tools and techniques of scholarship, including writing in various formats; speaking in various formats, using appropriate presentation technology; research methods, proper citation methods and legal use of reproductions of imagery.
  • Demonstrate a functional knowledge of the creative process, normally accomplished through one or more foundation or other studio courses.

Revised Spring 2016.