Office of Assessment, Accreditation, and Academic Program Planning

UNCG Student Learning Outcomes

Studio Art (BFA)


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 School of Art, 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 BFA. program is designed for students who are serious about pursuing careers as professional artists. The BFA is a pre-professional degree leading to the M.F.A. or directly to a career in the Fine Arts. While studio intensive, the BFA at UNCG is also a liberal arts degree with a solid grounding in the humanities and sciences.

Learning Outcomes

Command Formal and Conceptual Properties in Art
Students will demonstrate a fundamental understanding of the vocabulary, historical and contemporary contexts, and principles of art practice.

Demonstrate 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.

Present New and Traditional Media Processes
Students should display expertise in a wide variety of historical and contemporary media processes and effectively demonstrate a range of skills in their studio practice outcomes.

Develop Independent Projects
Students will produce an independent and coherent series of artworks in a capstone course which demonstrates a culmination of educational experiences.

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