Visual Arts

B.A. in Art Education

  1. Fine Arts: Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
  2. Instruction: Teaching others how to do something.
  3. Learning Strategies: Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  4. Monitoring: Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  5. Communication and Media: Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media. Students engage in multimodal communication and media strategies in coursework and prepare for how to effectively utilize and communicate with a variety of media sources.
  6. Developing Objectives and Strategies: Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them. Students create lesson plans and curriculum structures, planning activities and implementing teaching strategies to achieve learning objectives.
  7. Service Orientation: Actively looking for ways to help people. Students are actively listening and observing opportunities to foster learning and make positive change in the classroom.

B.A. in Art History

  1. Oral Expression: The ability to speak clearly and to communicate information and ideas effectively.
  2. Written Comprehension: The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  3. History and Archeology: Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
  4. Writing: Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

B.F.A. in Graphic Design

  1. Typography & Page Design: Master the aesthetics and function of typography and apply it to interactive, electronic, and printed page design.
  2. Updating and Using Relevant Computer Skills: Build proficiency in current industry-standard software for 2D, 3D, and 4D design and imaging. Use 2D and 3D hardware for photographing, scanning, and printing portfolio/exhibition quality pieces.
  3. Professional Experience: Through client projects, internships, and professional practices develop professional graphic design experience, a marketable portfolio, and job-search skills
  4. Ideation & Visualization: Develop a number of relevant ideas, expressed in verbal and visual language, about a topic for a client/intended audience.
  5. Networking: Make graphic design industry and community connections through client projects, field trips, and workshops.
  6. Develop Objectives and Strategies: Establish long-range objectives and specify strategies for graduate school application and/or success in the graphic design industry.
  7. Service Orientation: Through Design Studio and client projects, engage in socially responsible and community-focused design that contributes to the common good.

B.F.A. in Studio Art

  1. Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  2. Thinking Creatively: Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
  3. Making Decisions and Solving Problems: Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  4. Originality: The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
  5. Visualization: The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
  6. Fine Arts: Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
  7. Organizing, Planning and Prioritizing Work: Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work

M.A.T. - Concentration in Art Education

  1. Fine Arts: Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture. Instructing: Effectively teaching others how to do something.
  2. Learning Strategies: Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  3. Monitoring: Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  4. Communication and Media: Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media. Engaging in multimodal communication and media strategies in coursework and preparing for how to effectively utilize and communicate with a variety of media sources.
  5. Developing Objectives and Strategies: Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them. Creating lesson plans and curriculum structures, planning activities, and implementing teaching strategies to achieve learning objectives.
  6. Service Orientation: Actively looking for ways to help people. Actively listen and observe opportunities to foster learning and make positive change in the classroom.
  7. Instructing: Teaching others how to do something.

M.A.T. - Concentration in Art History

  1. Oral Expression: The ability to speak clearly and to communicate information and ideas effectively.
  2. Written Comprehension: The ability to critically read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  3. History and Archeology: Knowledge and critical understanding of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
  4. Writing: Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of professional and scholarly visual art audiences.
  5. Research: Analyzing primary and secondary research documents and evidence to deduce historically-significant conclusions on visual art subjects.

M.F.A. in Studio Art & Design

  1. Fine Arts: Knowledge of the theory, art history and techniques required to produce works of visual art.
  2. Thinking Creatively: Developing, designing, or creating new images, objects, experiences, or ideas.
  3. Developing Objectives and Strategies: Establishing short- and long-term objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
  4. Solving Problems: Finding a solution to a problem by analyzing information, considering multiple approaches, utilizing resources, and adapting techniques.
  5. Applying Current Technology and Knowledge: Keeping up-to-date on advances in the field and finding ways to apply that knowledge.
  6. Communication: The ability to speak about a work of art or design with professionalism and intellectual acuity.
  7. Education and Training: Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design as well as the measurement of training results.

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