Undergraduate Foundation Program: Student Learning Outcomes
Major learning outcomes and assessment measures:
- Understanding of basic design principles with an emphasis on two- and three-dimensional design and the ability to apply these principles to a specific aesthetic intent, including a functional knowledge of the traditions, conceptual modes, and evolutions of the discipline.
- Understanding of visual forms and their aesthetic functions and basic design principles, with attention to such areas as design, color, and lighting.
- Skill in the use of drawing media and the ability to translate observation to image.
- Knowledge and skills in the use of basic tools, techniques, technologies, and processes sufficient to work from concept to finished product.
- Understanding of the possibilities and limitations of various materials.
- Ability to develop solutions to aesthetic and design problems and to synthesize the use of drawing, two- and three-dimensional design, and color from basic studies to the development of advanced capabilities.
- Functional knowledge of art history and theory, the influence of art and design on culture.
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