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2008-09 Undergraduate Catalog

Academic Learning Compact

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Visual Arts Studies
Description of the Major
The Bachelor of Arts in visual art studies is a true general arts degree. You will achieve proficiency in general art concepts, experimental approaches, techniques and formal composition in art. Through the study of art theory, art history and historic and contemporary art, you gain knowledge of art genres and systems of thought. Emphasis is on the development of new approaches to making art. You will learn to use research practices effectively, to discuss the development of your work in speech and in writing and to develop a portfolio and resume.

Additional information is available from your major's website.
Before Graduating You Must
  • Pass a particular test, a final project, a term paper and/or a portfolio, as determined by the faculty.
  • The portfolio will be evaluated by appropriate faculty prior to graduation.
  • Satisfy the Florida statutory requirements for CLAST.
  • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.
Skills You Will Acquire in the Major (SLOs)
  1. Knowledge and ability to apply the principles and practices of art making.
  2. Knowledge of the skills/concepts in art criticism and theory.
  3. Ability to use sound research practices.
  4. Ability to use appropriate technology.
  5. Understanding of the world through study of international historic and contemporary art.
  6. Ability to engage in complex thought, analysis and reasoning.
  7. Ability to observe, analyze and explain motivation for and intent of an individualís work.
  8. Ability to communicate effectively in speech and writing.
  9. Ability to reason and learn collaboratively.

Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication
SLO 1 SLO 2 SLO 3 SLO 4 SLO 5 SLO 6 SLO 7 SLO 8 SLO 9
Required
ART 1802C X X X X X X X X X
ART 1803C X X X X X X X X X
ART 2305C             X X X
ART 2701C or 2757C     X X X X X X X
Major
ARH, 20th Century Art   X X   X X X X X
ART/PGY Studio,
3000/4000 level
X X X X   X X X X

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