Santa Clara University

Department of Art and Art History

Studio Art - Student Learning

Goal 1. Technical Competence: Graduating studio majors will demonstrate technical competency in one or more mediums necessary to realize their artistic vision.

  • 1a. Students produce a body of work in each course that demonstrates proficiency within the context of the course curriculum.
  • 1b. Each graduating senior exhibits a technically proficient body of original artwork in a Senior Show (or similar public presentation).

Goal 2. Conceptual Competence: Graduating studio majors will demonstrate an ability to creatively synthesize ideas in the production of a work of art.

  • 2a. In each course, students will generate original works that reveal conceptual development and planning.
  • 2b. Each graduating senior exhibits a body of original artwork demonstrating conceptual consistency and continuity in a Senior Show (or similar public presentation).

Goal 3. Critical Analysis: Graduating studio majors will demonstrate an ability to analyze critically their own art work and the artwork of others.

  • 3a. Students actively engage in critical dialogue of their own artwork and the work of others during regularly scheduled course critiques and discussions.
  • 3b. Articulation of an artist's statement for student's Senior Show or similar presentation of work.

Goal 4. Basic understanding of the development of western art embedded within its historical context from the ancient through the modern world.

  • 4a. All studio majors are required to take ARTH 11, 12, & 13.
  • 4a. ARTH 183 (Post-War Art of Europe and America) is highly recommended for studio majors.

 


 
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