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I love Curry. I applied to five other schools. Coming here was definitely the best decision. At other colleges, you have one or two semesters of student teaching, and Curry gives you four to make sure that you really want to and are ready to teach.


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Major: Elementary Education




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Learning Outcomes

All Fine Arts Undergraduates Majors and Minors

Students will demonstrate ability to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in various processes/techniques, and skills/methods in creative media.
  • Identify and apply underlying aesthetic principles in the study, critique, and creation and/or performance of works of art.
  • Analyze the broader social/historical contexts of works of art.

Learning Outcomes for the Visual Arts Major

Thinking Critically:

  • Analyze and critique the artworks of others and their own creative process
  • Develop a visual vocabulary through the process of discussion and critique
  • Self-assess work, and the progression of individual output and growth
  • Synthesize experience and techniques learned in the major
  • Identify, measure, and develop aesthetics to form
  • Develop an integrated perspective on the arts in conjunction to historic and contemporary issues

Communicating Effectively:

  • Communicate through oral presentation and writing using the visual vocabulary of the arts
  • Develop visual literacy by reading and interpreting texts associated with the arts
  • Refine oral presentation via presentations and class critique
  • Refine writing skills through analysis and interpretation of artworks
  • Identify works (historic and contemporary) and learn how such works have shaped visual communication

Understanding Context:

  • Introduce historical, social and environmental context of individual artists
  • Explore personal expression of an artwork, dance, or music composition
  • Discuss family, social, historical, political or environmental issues related to the arts
  • Study aesthetics and accumulated knowledge in the context of contemporary issues in the arts

Appreciating Aesthetic Experience:

  • Perceive and express an aesthetic experience through verbal and visual communication
  • Define the experience with an informed perception of the arts
  • Develop one's individual unique pace and pattern for the conceptual development, creation and perception of works
  • Discover the aesthetic experience as personally meaningful
  • Assimilate the aesthetic experience as having social and historical relevance

Defining a Personal Identity:

  • Identify one's strengths and weaknesses as learners
  • Develop one's self-direction and discipline, and demonstrate these qualities in the classroom
  • Demonstrate awareness of physical, social, psychological, and spiritual identity
  • Develop a personal artistic style and vision
  • Conceptualize and create work from idea to physical form
  • Develop mutual respect for others via an articulate and informed critique process
  • Prepare students using best practices for the demands of working in the professional world

Examining Value Systems:

  • Appreciate the diversity of aesthetic expression in the environment
  • Study value systems that have shaped the aesthetic of a diversity of cultures
  • Study the evolving value systems of aesthetic history of their own culture

Adapting and Innovating:

  • Access verbal and visual information from a variety of sources
  • Integrate processes for adapting and advancing within the constantly changing art world

 

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