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When I first stepped on campus I honestly felt like it was home. People were so nice to me. They opened doors for me. They're all smiling. When I saw the students they were all accepting of each other, asking each other questions. And they made me actually feel like I was a Curry student even though they knew I was still a high school student.

Jordan Rogers '15
Major: Criminal Justice

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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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