The elements outlined below should be combined and synthesized by students, thereby exhibiting exceptional skill in studio art or design and a well-developed personal aesthetic. Graduates should demonstrate:

  1. Advanced professional competence in some aspect of fine art as exemplified by a considerable depth of knowledge, and achievement demonstrated by a significant body of work.
  2. A breadth of understanding in fine art and/or appropriate related disciplines, and the ability to think independently, to integrate, and to synthesize information associated with practice in an area of specialization.
  3. Awareness of current issues and developments that are influencing fine art, and the basic ability and clear potential to contribute to the expansion and evolution of art.
  4. Writing and speaking skills to communicate clearly and effectively to various communities, the public, and in formal or informal teaching situations.
  5. Advanced capabilities with technologies utilized in the creation, dissemination, documentation, and preservation of works of art.
  6. A basic knowledge of bibliographic or information resources associated with works and analysis of art.