Student Learning Outcomes
Before progressing to 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.