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UNCG Student Learning Outcomes

Studio Art (BFA)


The mission of the Art Department is founded on the need for expression through the visual arts and for an understanding of visual communication in contemporary society. The Art Department is dedicated to high quality undergraduate education in the visual arts. Faculty work closely with students to stimulate aesthetic and intellectual inquiry in learning environments that promote curiosity, critical thinking, and creative problem solving. This interactive educational experience allows students to transform information into knowledge through directed practice and research. The Department of Art offers a BFA degree in Art with concentrations in Art Education, Design, Painting, and Sculpture. All visual arts students benefit from a broad based liberal arts education offered by the College of Arts and Sciences.

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.

Demonstrate Problem Solving and Critical Analysis
Students will demonstrate problem solving abilities and ways to critically analyze artworks using imagination, insight and knowledge. Students will conducts research, evaluate information and apply it effectively in studio art.

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 portfolio which demonstrates a culmination of educational experiences.

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