ART EDUCATION

Students in the art education major will:

1. Demonstrate the ability to think critically about a variety of visual art.
2. Verify the ability to manipulate elements and principles of design.
3. Verify creativity and productivity in the visual arts.
4. Demonstrate historical knowledge of artists and the visual arts.
5. Demonstrate technical proficiency.

 

 

 

 

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Students in the graphic design major will:

1. Demonstrate the ability to think critically about a variety of visual art.
2. Verify the ability to manipulate elements and principles of design.
3. Verify creativity and productivity in the visual arts.
4. Demonstrate historical knowledge of artists and the visual arts.
5. Demonstrate technical proficiency.
6. Create and develop design based upon research to solve client based communication problems.

 

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL THEATRE PRODUCTION

Students in the international theatre production will:

1. Develop proficiency in areas of production, stage management and/or design depending on focus.
2. Analyze and criticize dramatic and theatrical content while developing critical-thinking and analytical skills.
3. Practice and reproduce precise techniques pertaining to the major craft areas that are the student’s main focus.
4. Demonstrate skills in incorporating and applying techniques to production work.
5. Develop ability to adapt production work to constructive criticism administered by faculty and industry professionals.
6. Appraise and identify the roles of theatre in society.
7. Appraise self and design an effective and appropriate marketing strategy for the individual in the present field.
8. Relate how the current world and national events influence the human experience and translate to artistic expression.
9. Communicate the universal and historic tradition of depicting the human experience through the production process.
10. Develop the ability to communicate, interact and network with industry professionals.

 

 

 

 

MUSIC

Students in the music major will:

1. Demonstrate the performance skills required for artistic self-expression in at least one major performance area at levels appropriate for their degree program. Music students are expected to perform as soloists and ensemble members.
2. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to work as leaders and in collaboration on matters of musical interpretation and instruction. Knowledge of rehearsal and conducting techniques is required as appropriate to the particular music degree.
3. Show an understanding of the common elements and organizational structures in music. An understanding of music theory and competence in the area of form analysis is required.
4. Demonstrate an appropriate knowledge and understanding of music's historical, cultural, and stylistic foundations.
5. Solve complex musical problems by combining their abilities in performance; aural, verbal, and visual analysis; composition/improvisation; and history and repertory.
6. Demonstrate the ability to create original and/or derivative music in writing and extemporaneously.
7. Demonstrate keyboard proficiency as appropriate to the degree program.
8. Exhibit the ability to use contemporary music technology as appropriate to the degree program.

 

 

 

 

MUSICAL THEATRE

Students in the musical theatre major will:

1. Perform a wide variety of musical theatre vocal repertoire.
2. Sing with proper technique and understanding of artistry.
3. Develop proficiency in sight-reading, music theory, terminology and notation.
4. Perform a wide variety of acting styles.
5. Apply acting theory to character study.
6. Act with proper technique and understanding of artistry.
7. Identify and appraise the role of theatre in society.
8. Perform a wider variety of dance forms, including tap, jazz and ballet.
9. Dance with proper technique and understanding of artistry.
10. Develop an understanding of the rehearsal process.
11. Practice combining skills from all three disciplines (singing, acting, dance).
12. Successfully engage in artistic collaboration.
13. Analyze and critique dramatic and theatric content while developing critical- and creative-thinking skills.
14. Comprehend and articulate how theatre can give artistic expression to the human condition.

 

 

 

 

STUDIO ARTS

Students in the studio arts major will:

1. Demonstrate the ability to think critically about a variety of visual art.
2. Verify the ability to manipulate elements and principles of design.
3. Verify creativity and productivity in the visual arts.
4. Demonstrate historical knowledge of artists and the visual arts.
5. Demonstrate technical proficiency.
6. Demonstrate the capability to produce work that embodies a coherent set of aesthetic and intellectual goals.

 

 

 

 

THEATRE

Students in the theatre major will:

1. Develop critical thinking and analytical ability.
2. Critique dramatic and theatrical content.
3. Practice and reproduce precise techniques pertaining to one's focus area.
4. Appraise and identify the roles of theatre in society.
5. Appraise oneself as a theatre artist and design an effective and appropriate marketing strategy for one's chosen field.
6. Relate how the current world and national events influence the human experience and translate to artistic expression.
7. Communicate the universal and historic tradition of depicting the human experience through the production process.