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Learning Outcomes for The Arts

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to interpret works of art by analyzing appropriate social, cultural, psychological, and environmental aspects of the works;
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze and interpret works of art using the language of art criticism relevant to the art form under study;
  • Students in courses that treat the history of an art form will understand the cultural dimensions and contributions of the arts;
  • Students in courses that treat the history of an art form will appreciate the personal and cultural forces that shape the arts and how the arts in turn shape the diverse cultures of past and present society;
  • Students in studio courses will demonstrate an understanding of the principles and elements used in the art form under study, and demonstrate sensitivity to, and creativity with, the medium.


Students will demonstrate:

  • understanding of at least one principal form of artistic expression and the creative process inherent therein.

Method of Assessment

In the assessment year for Fine Arts, instructors in all F/ general education courses will collect data in either the fall or the spring semester. Using the Fine Arts rubric, each instructor will evaluate a complete set of student work submitted in fulfillment of an assignment. Instructors will forward their results to the Coordinator for this area, who will record the aggregrated data on a child of this page.

Assessment Results for The Arts