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Program Objectives

Bachelor of Arts in Art

Students who complete the undergraduate program will:

  1. Demonstrate competency in the practice of discipline-based studio areas.
  2. Engage in art critical and art historical thinking and writing.
  3. Produce studio and commercial portfolios needed to succeed in the job market and/or in graduate school programs.

Bachelor of Arts in Art History

Students who complete the undergraduate program will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of major monuments and artists in their specific cultural-historical context.
  2. Apply knowledge of the above to a specific art historical problems (e.g., what makes a work of art meaningful or worthy of study).
  3. Write about art, demonstrating effective research skills, intellectual analysis of source material, critical thinking, and effective writing skills.

Master of Fine Arts in Art

At the conclusion of the degree, successful M.F.A. degree recipients should demonstrate the following:

  1. Achievement of formal and technical proficiency in the medium(s) of choice.
  2. Conceptual development of ideas and issues supporting creative research.
  3. Ability to locate the work verbally and in writing in the context of contemporary critical and art historical thought.
  4. Record of exhibiting work in the professional world and awareness of and preparation for teaching opportunities and professional practices.

Master of Arts in Art

At the conclusion of the degree, successful M.A. degree recipients should demonstrate the following:

  1. Advanced level of proficiency and continued development of technical skills in chosen medium(s).
  2. Conceptual development of ideas and issues supporting creative work and practice.
  3. Ability to articulate the significance of the work verbally and in writing.
  4. Understanding of art history and art criticism.

Study Abroad

The School of Art encourages students to participate in Study Abroad programs in their junior or senior years, exposing students to different cultures. To offer students a wide choice, they can use the extraordinary resources of the Center for Global Education. To date, School of Art students have taken coursework in London, Edinburgh, Sydney, Turin, Florence, Rome, Venice and Cortona, Italy.