Office of Assessment, Accreditation, and Academic Program Planning

UNCG Student Learning Outcomes

Studio Art (BA)


The mission of the School of Art is founded on three passionately held principles:
• First, that the exploration of ideas through the visual arts is both necessary and culturally valuable;
• Second, that an understanding of visual communications within contemporary society is critical for an informed world view, and;
• Third, that an appreciation and knowledge of art history, past and present, is essential to both young scholars and developing artists.
In the Art department, committed faculty, who actively exhibit and publish nationally and internationally model the high standards we hold our students to in the visual arts, art history and art education. Our students individually challenge, explore and push the boundaries of their given field, whether it be establishing an independent vision or perspective in the studio, exploring new facets of art history or developing their own voices as art educators. Through this diversity, our program offers students a strong, self-motivated course of study where majors have meaningful contact with faculty across disciplines, methodologies and practices.

The Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art combines a liberal arts education with the development of studio skills. Students do coursework in art history and studio art. The concentration is flexible to allow students to focus on one area or explore a broad range of courses.

Learning Outcomes

Demonstrates Problem Solving and Critical Analysis
Students will conduct practice-based research, evaluate information gained in the making process and apply that information effectively to formal and technical problem-solving in the production of artworks.

Command Formal and Conceptual Properties in Art
Students will demonstrate a fundamental understanding of the vocabulary, precepts and principles of studio art practice. Additionally, students will focus on the ways to generate meaningful ideas in artwork produced.

Presents New and Traditional Media Processes
Students will demonstrate a fundamental understanding of a variety of traditional and contemporary processes and effectively command a range of skills and methods in their studio practice.

Click here to visit the website for this department.