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Art, Architecture + Art History

Learning Outcomes

Visual Arts

 

Technical Competency
LO 1: Students demonstrate a reasonably high degree of competency of technical execution appropriate to the chosen medium.

Understanding
LO 2: From a selection of projects, oral presentations, critiques, sketchbooks, portfolios and/or written papers, students demonstrate an understanding of the social, visual, psychological and/or aesthetic components of artmaking.

Critical Thinking
LO 3: From a selection of projects, oral presentations, critiques, sketchbooks, portfolios and/or written papers, students demonstrate an awareness of the contemporary concerns in art, and can assess critically their own contribution.

Artmaking
LO 4: Students make works of art that reflect a synthesis of competent technical execution, written understanding and critical thinking appropriate to the chosen medium. This work may involve a variety of strategies including possible combinations of traditional and nontraditional media and text.

 

 

 

History of Art and Architecture

 

Learning Outcome 1: Base of Knowledge

Know the artists, dates, sites, and basic terms, as well as the foundational readings and important case studies, that figure in the history of art and architecture of specific time periods and geographic regions.

Learning Outcome 2: Understanding

Analyze specific works of art and architecture in relationship with the principal theoretical debates that have surrounded them, and with the various interpretative methods that have emerged out of them.

Learning Outcome 3: Critical Thinking

Demonstrate an ability to engage critically the concerns of the discipline of the history of art and architecture. Demonstrate an ability to identify the salient points of a text in the history or theory of art and architecture. Use different theoretical positions to interpret and critique works of art or architecture. Write an argument and cite sources.

Learning Outcome 4: Synthesis / Original Research

Formulate a research question; collect, select and present relevant information; compare and contrast the points of view and positions of historians and theorists of art and architecture. Students will distinguish their authorial voice from that of others and that of their information. Draw a conclusion or a thesis that conveys the complexity of the researched topic and takes a position; substantiate the position by deploying evidence; present the position in a clearly organized and persuasive essay.