Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art
- Demonstrate a strong level of technical proficiency within their chosen medium.
- Demonstrate an ability to think conceptually within a visual medium.
- Develop a strong, cohesive portfolio.
- Develop the ability to communicate clearly in writing (artist statement).
- Demonstrate evidence of historical/contemporary contextual awareness.
- Demonstrate evidence of professionalism (through, resume development, presentations, awards, and/or portfolio presentation).
Bachelor of Arts in Art History
- Demonstrate knowledge of major monuments and artists in their specific cultural-historical context and apply that knowledge to specific art historical problems (e.g., what makes a work of art meaningful or worthy of study).
- Demonstrate sound research, intellectual analysis of source material, critical thinking, and effective writing and speaking skills.
Master of Fine Arts in Art
At the conclusion of the degree, successful M.F.A. degree recipients should demonstrate the following:
- Achievement of formal and technical proficiency in the medium(s) of choice.
- Conceptual development of ideas and issues supporting creative research.
- Ability to locate the work verbally and in writing in the context of contemporary critical and art historical thought.
- 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:
- Advanced level of proficiency and continued development of technical skills in chosen medium(s).
- Conceptual development of ideas and issues supporting creative work and practice.
- Ability to articulate the significance of the work verbally and in writing.
- Understanding of art history and art criticism.
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.