Art History B.A. Program Outcomes
The Department of Art and Design serves the upper Midwest region as a vital resource for individuals seeking a comprehensive education in the visual arts. The department strives to tailor its programs to meet the specific and diverse needs of students pursuing careers in studio practice, art education, art history and graphic design. The department provides the setting for an investigation of the visual arts in practice, theory and critical discourse. Students and faculty contribute significantly to an enhanced cultural environment within our region and beyond, through ongoing scholarly research, exhibitions, collaborations and creative activities. The department is committed to maintaining the highest standards of achievement in the areas of academic excellence and professional practice in an atmosphere that promotes effective learning and the open exchange of ideas and information.
Student Learning Outcomes
With a BA in Art History our graduates will have:
1. The ability to identify and describe the formal properties of works of art using the vocabulary of art history.
2. The ability to analyze works of art in their cultural and historical contexts.
3. The ability to write clearly and convincingly about art and its related ideas.
4. The ability to formulate a research question in the discipline and investigate it independently.
5. Competency in the basic research methods of art history.