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.
This is a limited-enrollment program requiring departmental admissions approval. Please see the department office for information regarding requirements for admission to this major.
Visual Arts History, Concepts and Processes
Students will demonstrate a comprehension of fundamental concepts, processes, history and criticism of visual arts.
Students will develop a personal sensitivity to the aesthetics of visual art.
Students will critically examine spiritual values and ethical issues relevant to art.
Students will demonstrate an awareness of and preparation for traditional and interdisciplinary career opportunities.
Students will demonstrate competency in traditional, experimental and/or cross-disciplinary approaches to art making.
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.
- Portfolio reviews
- Teacher interviews
- Discussion participation
- Senior Surveys
- Alumni Surveys
- Focus Groups