Academic Program: Art

Student Learning Goals and Outcomes

  • To ensure competitive marketability in the Visual Arts & Communication fields, develop fluency in visual language, including elements and principles of design to communicate to an intended audience or market.

    • Students will be able to arrange the elements and principles of design to communicate a specific message to an intended audience.

    • Students will be able to craft the elements and principles of design cohesively throughout the whole body of work to target an intended audience or market.
  • To ensure mastery of a broad range of skills in the Visual Arts & Communication fields, interpret subjects and concepts in self-expressive ways and command a broad range of media and techniques/technologies to realize those expressions.

    • Students will be able to determine their individual visual voice for self-expression, using the elements and principles of design, in a cohesive public presentation.

    • Students will be able to apply at least four different media and/or techniques/ technologies to realize their visual voice.
  • Formulate spoken responses to examples of art-works and written analysis of accomplishments as a visual communicator.

    • Students will be able to evaluate the use of visual language and technique/media/technologies in work of their peers during in-class critique.

    • Students will reflect on their own accomplishments and growth in developing visual language fluency and technique/media/technologies skills.
  • Analyze contemporary/historical art movements and place own work in historical context.

    • Students will examine major art movements in relation to cultural/political/social history.

    • Students will be able to compare their work to historical/contemporary art movements to place their practice in art education or visual communication in an historical context.


The full listing of Teacher Education options, beyond Art (K-12) Field Endorsement, can be found under the Teacher Education option in the left hand menu.

Fine Arts

Graphic Design

Art (K-12) Field Endorsement

2-D Emphasis (Minor)

3-D Emphasis (Minor)

Graphic Design (Minor)