1. ART MAKING SKILLS: FOUNDATIONS Proficiency with art making technical skills.
Student should demonstrate proficiency in a number of studio and/or electronic media and to have an advanced level of proficiency in at least one medium or form of art expression.
In practice, students should demonstrate a general knowledge of studio art media, craftsmanship and studio art making skills, specifically the elements and principles of design as they relate to those media. As students advance towards the degree an advanced level of technical and conceptual knowledge and art-making skill in at least one medium or art form should be demonstrated.
2 Dimensional Design
3 Dimensional Design
Computer Graphics program competency
2. CORE DISCIPLINES: Knowledge and experience of the core disciplines of the studio and electronic arts.
Student should have basic familiarity with drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, graphic design, animation and time based art.
In practice, students should demonstrate some experience and knowledge of drawing, painting, animation, graphic design, time arts, photography and sculpture, through the successful completion of specific Core courses.
3. AREA OF FOCUS: The ability to produce a body of work that displays perceptual ability, conceptual understanding and technical proficiency.
Student should demonstrate technical, conceptual, aesthetic and imaginative mastery of at least one chosen art form or art discipline.
In practice, this would mean the completion of work within a major and concentration program, and the creation of a body of artworks in a specific art form that is aesthetically sophisticated, well crafted and expressive of a personal style or point of view.
4. PROFESSIONAL SKILLS: The ability to function independently as professional artists.
Student should work at a professional level and have the professional skills necessary to function independently as an artist.
In practice, this would mean the ability to mount an exhibition or presentation of professional quality work, prepare digital files for print or other media, the demonstration of basic skills in self-promotion, and knowledge of the professional art world.
5. PERSONAL SELF- EXPRESSION: The ability to articulate aesthetic ideas in a variety of artistic, written and verbal methods.
Student should clearly express their artistic ideas and aspirations through verbal and written methods as well as through visual art.
In practice, student should be able to speak and write effectively about ideas in critiques, classes and in discussions about art.
6. CRITICAL CONTEXT: A breadth of intellectual knowledge that will allow the formulation of an aesthetic and cultural context for artwork.
Student should have an intellectually sophisticated awareness of art and its societal context that is informed by many areas of knowledge.
In practice, student should be able to think broadly and intelligently about art and art making, and to relate art knowledge to other areas of knowledge and society at large.
7. ART HISTORY: A general knowledge of art history and a more specific knowledge of the history and methodology of a chosen art discipline.
Student should have a general knowledge of art history, and a more specific knowledge of the art of their chosen studio art discipline.
In practice, student should demonstrate a general knowledge of historic and contemporary art and a more detailed knowledge of the art and artists important within their own art form or art discipline.
8. ARTIST’S STATEMENT: The ability to formulate and articulate a personal philosophy and aspiration for making art.
Student should be able to articulate their personal goals and intentions for making art.
In practice, student should create an effective and informed artist’s statement, and to be able to talk and write effectively about their artwork.