Bachelor of Arts in Art

Within this program, students create work in a variety of disciplines, including drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, digital media, and ceramics. The degree provides students with a critical and historical perspective for assessing their work. All majors must participate in monthly department-wide critiques.

Learning Outcomes for Art Majors

Graduating students should be able to:

  1. Articulate informed and ideologically sound ideas about art, both historic and contemporary, and connect those ideas to the wider world.
  2. Create artwork that is technically proficient and imbued with meaningful content.
  3. Demonstrate a general understanding, ability, and resourcefulness with a wide range of art media, as well as a deeper understanding of at least one medium such as drawing, painting, sculpture, or photography.
  4. Have an openness to ideas other than their own, and a willingness to take risks with their own work.
  5. Have established regular studio practice, which will hopefully be lifelong, be aware of developing issues in their own work, and know how to continue on their own in the pursuit of that vision, with strategies for maintaining self-awareness.