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Studio Art, BA/BS/BFA

Student Outcomes

Assessment of Student Outcomes

Outcome STUDIO: A Construct Compositions

Graduates of Studio Art will utilize and integrate the elements and principles of art and design to construct complex compositions in a variety of media and approaches.
Objective 1 Students in Foundation courses (ART 150, ART 151, ART 152, ART 153, ART 155, ART 157) will demonstrate their compositional ability in their freshman portfolio review.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
We have been tracking and comparing results for Winters 2016, 2017, and 2018, and are pleased with the consistency of the student scores. We will be having faculty discussions regarding curriculum and, more specifically, the Foundation courses to assess whether these are suitable for the entire department, or whether we should consider changes.

Outcome STUDIO: B Compositional Analysis

Graduates of Studio Art will be able to effectively describe and analyze the use of elements and principles within works of art and design.
Objective 1 Students in ART 150 2-D Design will demonstrate an understanding of design terms and principles, and effectively analyze the artists' use of design principles.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
The 2-D Design class was assessed and it was determined that although the majority of the class was reviewed as being above average in they're understanding of design principles on written and visual evaluations, that the understanding of the students about 2-D Design could be improved. Improvements will be implemented to the course to improve the students understanding of design.

2017 Status
Achieved
By applying their knowledge of design principles and visual elements that were presented in the course, 25 students analyzed a painting of their choice from a given list of artists. Students were encouraged to choose a painting that they felt demonstrated an effective use of the compositional principles discussed in class. The project was listed on the syllabus, and was presented near the end of the semester. A rubric was used to assess their understanding and knowledge of design principles and was discussed with the students when the assignment was presented. The instructor analyzed several paintings as examples while prompting student participation.

Outcome STUDIO: C Problem Solving

Graduates of Studio Art will be able to design and evaluate strategies to answer open-ended questions.
Objective 1 Students in ART 151 3-D Design will examine a range of formal issues and design concepts to conceptualize and create projects that pertain to building form and shaping space.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
During the fall of 2019, students were evaluated on formal issues and design concepts that pertained to building form and shaping space on a written evaluation at the end of the semester. There were 14 students evaluated in relationship to the Problem Solving rubric on GV Assess. 50% of the students achieved Progressing, while 45% achieved Satisfies.

Outcome STUDIO: D Integration

Graduates of Studio Art will be able to synthesize and apply knowledge, experiences, and multiple perspectives to new, complex situations as they relate art and design.
Objective 1 Students in ART 152 Color and Design will be able to apply integrative strategies such as limited palettes, color schemes, bridge colors, transparencies, and gradations to create effective compositions.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
More than 90% of the students were assessed as being at the "Progressing" or "Satisfies" level. The final project for the Color and Design class was used as the method of assessment.

Outcome STUDIO: E Critical Thinking

Graduates of Studio Art will use systematic reasoning to examine and evaluate information and ideas and then synthesize conclusions to propose new perspectives and solutions.
Objective 1 Students in ART 153 Making and Meaning will be able to incorporate a multi-part workflow pattern with discrete checkpoints, beginning with the inventive and imaginative components of studio work, and developing and concluding with the critical, managerial, and editorial components of the creative process.

Outcome STUDIO: F Problem Solving

Graduates of Studio Art will be able to design and evaluate strategies to answer open-ended questions and demonstrate solutions through their studio art work.
Objective 1 Students in ART 155 Introduction to Drawing I will be able to demonstrate a sensitive and descriptive use of line and value in creating the illusion of three-dimensional forms in space on a picture plane.

Outcome STUDIO: G Integration

Graduates of Studio Art will be able to synthesize and apply knowledge, experiences, and multiple perspectives to new, complex situations as they relate art and design.
Objective 1 Students in ART 157 Introduction to Drawing II will be able to demonstrate knowledge and variety of composition as a fundamentally important aspect to all areas of visual art.

Outcome STUDIO: H Ethical Reasoning

Graduates of Studio Art will be able to use a decision-making process based on defining systems of value.
Objective 1 Students in ART 153 Making and Meaning will be able to perform objective and effective assessments of studio products in critique in manners that are humane and considerate.