Student Learning Goals and Outcomes

  1. To ensure competitive marketability in the Visual Arts & Communication fields, develop fluency in visual language, including elements and principles of design to communicate to an intended audience or market.
    1. Students will be able to arrange the elements and principles of design to communicate a specific message to an intended audience.
    2. Students will be able to craft the elements and principles of design cohesively throughout the whole body of work to target an intended audience or market.
  2. To ensure mastery of a broad range of skills in the Visual Arts & Communication fields, interpret subjects and concepts in self-expressive ways and command a broad range of media and techniques/technologies to realize those expressions.
    1. Students will be able to determine their individual visual voice for self-expression, using the elements and principles of design, in a cohesive public presentation.
    2. Students will be able to apply at least four different media and/or techniques/ technologies to realize their visual voice.
  3. Formulate spoken responses to examples of art-works and written analysis of accomplishments as a visual communicator.
    1. Students will be able to evaluate the use of visual language and technique/media/technologies in work of their peers during in-class critique.
    2. Students will reflect on their own accomplishments and growth in developing visual language fluency and technique/media/technologies skills.
  4. Analyze contemporary/historical art movements and place own work in historical context.
    1. Students will examine major art movements in relation to cultural/political/social history.
    2. Students will be able to compare their work to historical/contemporary art movements to place their practice in art education or visual communication in an historical context.

The full listing of Teacher Education options, beyond Art (K-12) Field Endorsement, can be found under the Teacher Education option in the left hand menu.

Fine Arts

Graphic Design

Art (K-12) Field Endorsement

2-D Emphasis (Minor)

3-D Emphasis (Minor)

Graphic Design (Minor)