Art BA

Program Purpose


Art students in the BA program will develop a general competence in the understanding, appreciation, and practices of art. The program is designed to serve students who desire a broader exposure to the disciplines within the art. It serves those who plan to enter professions within this field or pursue other paths that require artistic skill and knowledge, clear thinking, intellectual maturity, and aesthetic awareness. The BA Art program seeks to establish and nurture habits of thought and appreciation that will provide a source of life-long personal satisfaction to the student.

Curricular Structure

This is a limited-enrollment program requiring departmental admissions approval. Please see the department office for information regarding requirements for admission to this major.

 

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Learning Outcomes


Visual Arts History, Concepts and Processes

Students will demonstrate a comprehension of fundamental concepts, processes, history and criticism of visual arts.

Courses that Contribute: ART 114 ART 115 ART 217 ART 226 ART 322R ART 328R ART 356R ART 101 ART 110 ART 114 ART 120 ART 133 ART 200 ART 215 ART 216 ART 217 ART 220 ART 225 ART 310 ART 321 ART 325 ART 326 ART 327 ART 328R ART 333 ART 351 ART 353 ART 358 ART 490 ARTED 326 ARTHC 201 ARTHC 202
Linked to BYU Aims: Human knowledge, Competence
Aesthetic Development

Students will develop a personal sensitivity to the aesthetics of visual art.

Courses that Contribute: ART 114 ART 115 ART 217 ART 226 ART 322R ART 328R ART 356R ART 101 ART 110 ART 114 ART 115 ART 120 ART 133 ART 210 ART 215 ART 216 ART 217 ART 220 ART 225 ART 310 ART 321 ART 325 ART 326 ART 328R ART 333 ART 350 ART 351 ART 353 ART 490 ARTED 326 ARTHC 201 ARTHC 202
Linked to BYU Aims: Communicate effectively, Competence
Spirituality, Ethics and the Visual Arts

Students will critically examine spiritual values and ethical issues relevant to art.

Courses that Contribute: ART 114 ART 115 ART 328R ART 101 ART 114 ART 115 ART 120 ART 215 ART 225 ART 310 ART 326 ART 328R ART 333 ART 353 ART 358 ART 490 ARTED 326
Linked to BYU Aims: Faith and testimony, Lifelong service
Career Development

Students will demonstrate an awareness of and preparation for traditional and interdisciplinary career opportunities.

Courses that Contribute: ART 114 ART 115 ART 358 ARTED 326
Linked to BYU Aims: Human knowledge, Lifelong service
Skill Development

Students will demonstrate competency in traditional, experimental and/or cross-disciplinary approaches to art making.

Courses that Contribute: ART 114 ART 115 ART 217 ART 322R ART 328R ART 356R ART 101 ART 110 ART 120 ART 133 ART 200 ART 215 ART 216 ART 217 ART 220 ART 225 ART 310 ART 321 ART 327 ART 333 ART 351 ART 353 ART 358 ARTED 326
Linked to BYU Aims: Competence, Lifelong learning

Evidence of Learning


Most formal assessment occurs at the level of individual courses. Less formally, faculty expect to see evidence of the competencies gained through the sophomore-level courses in student performance in upper-division courses, which are designed to reinforce and extend the analytic and expressive skills developed in the core.

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Indirect Measures

Learning and Teaching Assessment and Improvement