College of Visual and Performing Arts - Learning Outcomes

  • BFA in Applied Digital Arts
    1. Engage the elements and principles of the digital arts.
    2. Demonstrate proficiency in the tools and techniques used to create digital artworks.
    3. Develop knowledge of the history and critical theory of the digital arts.
    4. Execute the stages of the digital art production process in professional-level work.
  • BA in Art History
    1. Critically evaluate cultural artifacts according to the principles of Formal Analysis.
    2. Employ the language of Art History to communicate effectively.
    3. Apply diverse critical methodologies to the analysis of cultural artifacts.
    4. Execute a professional-quality art historical research project.
  • BFA in Studio Art
    1. Demonstrate competency with the elements and principles of visual art.
    2. Develop knowledge of art history.
    3. Demonstrate technical proficiency in the production of art.
    4. Create a professional presentation of artwork.
  • BFA in Crafts
    1. Make works of art that demonstrate technical proficiency, design principles, and an understanding of historical and contemporary practices.
    2. Write and speak analytically and critically about works of art in ways that articulate the concepts and design principles.
    3. Develop a professional self-promotion strategy of one's artwork for exhibitions, presentations, and digital media.
    4. Develop a body of work that demonstrates originality and relevancy to the larger crafts community.
  • BFA in Communication Design
    1. Solve communication problems through research and development.
    2. Describe and respond to the audiences and contexts that shape design decisions.
    3. Create and develop visual form in response to communication problems.
    4. Apply tools and technology through the creation, reproduction, and distribution of visual messages.
    5. Employ professionalism and best business practices through presentation.
  • MFA in Communication Design
    1. Solve communication challenges by identifying the issues, targeting audience, researching, and/or developing innovative solutions.
    2. Create and develop visual solutions in response to communication challenges.
    3. Determine audience objectives based on a spectrum of human factors; test audience response; and/or assess the outcomes.
    4. Apply the contexts of past, current, and future design.
    5. Communicate with other creative professionals through research-based, cohesive, and persuasive rhetoric.
  • BA in Communication Studies
    1. Deliver formal and informal oral presentations within varied contexts.
    2. Compose written communication appropriate to specific contexts.
    3. Apply communication concepts to the praxis of communication.
    4. Create research projects guided by communication theory.
    5. Analyze communication norms through diverse points of view.
  • BS in Cinema, Media, and Television Production
    1. Students will know the history, fundamental concepts, business practices and structure of the CTM industry.
    2. Students will be proficient in the technical processes of cinema, television and media production.
    3. Students will write and produce for various forms of media.
    4. Students will critically analyze and evaluate various forms of media.
    5. Students will collaborate and work in a team environment.
  • BA in Music
    1. Perform with competence as soloist and ensemble members.
    2. Identify, define, and engage the elements of music in sound and notation.
    3. Describe current practices and historical trends in music.
  • BA in Music: Commercial
    1. Perform with competence as soloist and ensemble members.
    2. Identify, define, and engage the elements of music in sound and notation.
    3. Describe current practices and historical trends in music.
    4. Demonstrate technology-based skills used in the music industry.
    5. Describe the management and operating systems of the music industry.
  • BA in Music: Performance
    1. Perform with competence as soloist and ensemble members, and self-assess performance for continued improvement.
    2. Identify, define, and engage the elements of music in sound and notation.
    3. Describe current practices and historical trends in music.
  • BS in Music Education
    1. Perform with competence as soloist and ensemble members.
    2. Identify, define, and engage the elements of music in sound and notation.
    3. Describe current practices and historical trends in music.
    4. Demonstrate current pedagogical practices.
    5. Conduct musical groups with attention to artistic concerns.
  • M.Ed. in Music Education
    1. Articulate, reflect upon and implement knowledge of historical and contemporary trends in the development of music education.
    2. Articulate current developments and changes in the field of Music Education.
    3. Apply research and data-gathering tools to assess teaching and learning.
    4. Analyze musical compositions in the context of historical periods or current trend.
  • BS in Social Media Theory and Strategy
    1. Analyze and recommend appropriate social media marketing communication options.
    2. Design effective social media content strategies.
    3. Construct high-quality social media projects in multiple modes.
    4. Analyze and interpret patterns and trends in social media data.
    5. Apply social media content and structures based on ethical and theoretical approaches.
    6. Appraise the benefits and drawbacks of specific social media approaches and platforms.
  • MA in Arts Administration
    1. Explain the administrative complexities of arts organizations in public, private, and non-profit sectors.
    2. Analyze financial management and effective fundraising practices of arts organizations.
    3. Assess the civic engagement and impact of arts organizations on communities.
    4. Evaluate and apply research methodologies.
    5. Analyze the ethical and legal responsibilities governing and impacting arts organizations.
    6. Develop a personal philosophy based on historical, theoretical, and cultural influences in the arts.
  • BS in Art Education
    1. Investigate purposes and practices of art education.
    2. Apply art processes and practices to make works of art.
    3. Apply and analyze diverse critical methodologies to the analysis of cultural artifacts.
    4. Demonstrate dispositions of a professional practitioner.
    5. Design a curriculum with strategies to deliver instruction and assess learning.
    6. Deliver art instruction that reflexively assesses teaching and learning.
  • BS in Art Education/Alternative Settings
    1. Investigate purposes and practices of art education.
    2. Apply art processes and practices to make works of art.
    3. Interpret and analyze works of art as they relate to historical and contemporary contexts.
    4. Demonstrate dispositions of a professional practitioner.
    5. Design a curriculum with strategies to deliver instruction and assess learning.
    6. Deliver art instruction that reflexively assesses teaching and learning.
  • MEd in Art Education
    1. Analyze historical, theoretical, and philosophical issues in art education.
    2. Develop a personal philosophy based on historical, theoretical, and cultural influences of the arts.
    3. Evaluate and apply research methods and methodologies.
    4. Demonstrate knowledge of curriculum and pedagogical practices.
    5. Identify how research informs advocacy, policy and one's artistic and pedagogical practices.