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Program Outcomes: Art History

Students with a degree in Art History will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the critical thinking and analytical skills necessary to engage with an increasingly visual culture
  • Apply the concepts, terminology and theoretical perspectives of art history, visual studies and film and media studies to a diverse set of visual artifacts
  • Articulate the relationship between visual artifacts and their stylistic and cultural contexts
  • Design and implement exhibitions using contemporary curatorial theories and methods
  • Apply knowledge in the broader community through meaningful partnerships
  • Formulate and pursue research questions using scholarly methods and sources
  • Form cogent, well-researched arguments in written and verbal form

The university is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), widely recognized as the preeminent accrediting body in the field. NASAD sets parameters for the study of Art History for both undergraduate majors and students in the visual arts.

Students’ progress toward these outcomes is monitored by individually-maintained portfolios as well as through traditional means.

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