Undergraduate Foundation Program: Student Learning Outcomes
Before progressing into sophomore-level coursework, students in all undergraduate majors in the School of Art+Design should:
- Understand basic design principles with an emphasis on two- and three-dimensions and time. Acquire the ability to apply these principles to a specific aesthetic intent, including a functional knowledge of the traditions, conceptual modes, and evolutions of art and design.
- Understand perceptual stimuli and their aesthetic possibilities, with attention to such areas as concept, organization, time, color, and light.
- Gain skill in the use of drawing media and the ability to translate observation to image.
- Gain knowledge and skills in the use of basic tools, techniques, technologies, and processes sufficient to work from concept to finished product.
- Have an understanding of the possibilities and limitations of various materials.
- Be able to develop solutions to aesthetic and design problems.
- Be comfortable with an iterative creative process, as well as presenting work for, and participating in, individual and group critiques.
- Have functional knowledge of art history and theory and the influence of art and design on culture.
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