Art and Design, M.F.A. Student Learning Outcomes

College Visual and Performing Arts
Major Art and Design
Degree M.F.A.
Date Revised April 2019

Student Learning Outcomes and Proposed Methods for Collecting Data (from Assessment Plan)

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Possess comprehensive knowledge of history and current issues facing the art professions.
  2. Possess broad insights into the unique contributions of art to human cultures.
  3. Demonstrate a high level personal motivation and the capacity to develop ideas with persistence.
  4. Possess comprehensive understanding of business practices related to career opportunities in art and/or design.
  5. Use materials and processes relevant to stated artistic intentions with a high level of sophistication in a single or cross-disciplinary specializations.
  6. Demonstrate evocative development of visual content illustrating insightful understanding of the relationship between concepts, materials, and visual qualities.
  7. Be able to insightfully contextualize personal artistic production in relation to other artists and cultures working with similar ideas.
  8. Apply theory to create sophisticated solutions to pragmatic problems using a broad range of media, tools and techniques viable in the contemporary marketplace.
  9. Demonstrate advanced ability to think critically about artifacts in relation to society and culture.
  10. Apply comprehensive knowledge of cultural, social, and psychological factors.

Methods of Assessment

  • ART 615: Introduction to Studio Practices (1, 2)
  • 1st Year Review (1-8)
  • 2nd Year Review (1-8)
  • One Person Thesis Exhibition or Presentation (1-9)
  • One Person Exhibition or Presentation Documentation Paper – Thesis and Documentation (1-10)
  • Performance in Art History Required Courses (1,2,9,10)
  • Grades from Selected Studio Courses Related to Area of Focus (5,6)
  • Comprehensive Exam (1-4,7,9,10)
  • ART 715 (2,4)

Last Updated

AAE updated September 2019

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