Fine Arts

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Fine Arts (BA/BS)

Intended Program Outcomes

Content: Fine Arts graduates will demonstrate proficiency from basic to advanced fine art terminology and art historical references. 1.

Ascribe meaning and relevance to the visual elements, in all guises and combinations. 2.

Describe the inherent properties and value of the principal artistic media. 3.

Recognize historic styles, their sequence, and the cultural forces that shaped them. Critical Thinking & Evaluation: Fine Arts graduates will demonstrate the ability to use critical and creative thinking in analyzing, synthesizing, evaluating and producing various types of practical fine art media; reference art historical contexts in relation to the practical measure of fine art production. 1. Demonstrate writing skills and the ability to utilize research tools (i.e; Library, internet, etc.). 2. Build critical, historical, philosophical and productive perspective for the general student body through a pattern of creative, theoretical and evaluative practices. 3. Conduct visual / written research by selecting and managing both Traditional and unconventional resources to inform decision- Making. Communication: Fine Arts graduates will demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communication. 1.

Research and execute a complex concept effectively through a purely visual means. 2.

Verbally communicate a complex concept through oral presentations / critiques or written research reports. 3.

Identify career opportunities within the art world.

Direct Measures

 Every student is required to pass (minimum of “C”) twenty-four (24) hours of foundation studio art courses; two (2) hours of related art courses; six (6) hours of secondary art courses; and between nine to twenty-one hours of advanced studio courses.  Students will be evaluated based on specific standards using an appropriate rubric.

Direct Methods

Methods of Assessment and Criteria for Success Direct Measures

Each student is required to pass (minimum of “C” grade) for the research component / oral presentation / or critique specific to the discipline.

Direct Methods

 Every student is required to pass (minimum of “C’” grade) Colloquium in Art, which is the standardized professional development course which develops written, oral and practical skill with cover letters; resumes; biographical sketch; press releases; graduate study research; with basic diagnostic testing.

Indirect Measures Indirect Methods

 All students will respond to the line item in a survey developed by the faculty that evaluates course content upon completion.

Indirect Methods

  Every student will evaluate each course with a minimum of 2 (good) upon completion with a standardized Assessment Survey developed by the Visual Arts faculty. Each survey will be collected, reviewed and catalogued by the Visual Arts faculty with a report presented to the acting professor.

Indirect Methods

 Each student will review and critique their professional development catalogs with a Standardized Assessment Survey developed by the Visual Arts faculty.

Professional Development: Fine Arts graduates will demonstrate proficiency in visual communication. 1.

Produce a cohesive body of work built upon sound professional practices in the field of choice: studio art, art history, art education or multimedia design. 2.

Install and actively publicize the senior exhibition in a timely and efficient manner comparable to competent practices in small / mid level galleries / art institutions. 3.

4.

Develop and execute program / projects that take into account resources and timetables. Collaborate with peers and professionals, whenever required for the successful completion of a project. Diversity / Cultural Enrichment: Fine Arts graduates will demonstrate a well-rounded awareness and sensitivity to cultural, artistic and historical backgrounds. 1. Learn and evaluate art historical periods 2. Appropriate learned art movements to execute art making.

Direct Methods

 Every student is required to attain a PASS grade fro the exit portfolio based upon an acknowledged criterion as an acceptable methodology of assessment. The nature of this evaluation is a PASS / FAIL grade.

Direct Methods

 Every student is required to pass (minimum of “C”) six hours of standardized art history courses and six hours of secondary level art history courses.  Students will be evaluated based on specific standards using an appropriate rubric.

Indirect Methods

 Every student is required to present at least 20 artworks for an exit portfolio exhibition during the last semester of residence in the Visual Arts area. The presentation of this body of work should span the (4) four years of study which is subject to faculty review and recommendations; in addition, the work must be suitable for hanging.  All exit portfolios must meet the criteria of a least an assessment of 2 (good) by a team of faculty members by the appropriate rubric.

Indirect Methods

All students will respond to the line item in a survey developed by the faculty that evaluates cultural enrichment upon completion.

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