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The program outcomes listed below are learned and evaluated through course-based learning objectives and assignments that are available in the syllabus of each course. Upon successful completion of the degree requirements in Art + Design, students will be able to:

  • Identify and apply the elements and principles of visual design when visually communicating information and ideas;
  • Apply knowledge of historical narratives, contemporary issues, and processes and directions of their fields, to produce interpretations and/or artifacts;
  • Describe the history of their field, theoretical framework of their field, and contemporary work being done in their field;
  • Develop and produce relevant projects using various media and technologies — both traditional and contemporary — appropriate to their field;
  • Perform a useful critical analysis of communication, form, and concept;
  • Create work with an appropriate relationship between form, content, and context when visually communicating information and/or ideas;
  • Solve formal, conceptual, and communication problems through the process of self-directed trial, error, and refinement;
  • Demonstrate perceptual acuity (perceptual “sharpness,” to see/understand things in a way others do not), conceptual and contextual understanding, and technical facility at a professional entry level in their chosen fields;
  • Solve visual/aural, conceptual, and technical problems through independently- and collaboratively- generated analysis, evaluation, and refinement;
  • Assess and present their research, process, and outcome in an articulate manner;
  • Present themselves in a professional manner appropriate to their field of study.

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