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Student Learning Outcomes

Discipline: Degree: AA-T - Studio Arts - A0395
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Beginning Painting I ARTD 25A
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression.
  • Students will develop an understanding of basic painting terminology that coordinates with the ARTSD 25A curriculum.
  • Recognize and discuss historical painting styles.
  • Define well-organized visual composition and other formal principles in written and oral form.
  • Develop paintings using dynamic compositional elements with appropriate light logic and accurate shapes.
  • Develop paintings focusing on color theory in a painterly or Impressionistic style.
  • Develop paintings focusing on realism with precise shapes and edges through the process of blending.
  • Create well-organized visual compositions in a variety of styles and techniques.?
Design: Color and Composition ARTD 21
  • Students will be able to use analogous color harmony in an original design.
  • Students will be able to use a monochromatic color harmony in an original design.
  • Students will apply visual arts concepts in oral and written communication.
  • Students will be able to identify 4 color harmonies.
  • Use art terminology in evaluative oral and written discussions, analysis, critiques and studio problems.
  • Apply the formal elements, principles of design, and forms of compositional structure in evaluative oral and written discussions, analysis, critiques and studio problems.
  • Demonstrate ability to match colors.
  • Synthesize basic color harmonies in pigment and demonstrate their relationship to RGB and CMYK pallets.
  • Demonstrate the use of color in space informed by light logic.
  • Use and recognize historic and modern forms of perspective.
  • Synthesis visual content, communicative, psychological, and emotional aspects of color harmonies in design projects.
  • Make use of critical thinking (reading, writing, listening, speaking, observing and assessing) skills elemental to the problem solving of design and the visual arts.
  • Use creative and analytic techniques and strategies in planning and executing original artworks.
Design: Three Dimensional ARTS 22
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression.
  • Students will accurately identify safety rules for required stationary power tools.
  • Students will safely and successfully use a variety of required stationary power tools: Band saw, sanders, lathe.
  • Design and produce projects using a variety of materials.
  • Use a variety of hand tools and equipment to manipulate media.
  • Apply molding principles by creating multi-piece molds and cold cast reproductions of three-dimensional objects.
  • Recognize, define, and apply three-dimensional design terminology in evaluative oral and written discussions, analysis and critiques.
  • Define problems, organize information, analyze results, generate creative ideas, and synthesize complex visual, structural and practical considerations to create original solutions to three-dimensional design problems.
  • Identify, analyze, and evaluate interrelationships between formal elements, principles of design, materials, technique, function, and cost.
Design: Two Dimensional ARTD 20
  • Recognize, define and appropriately apply 2-D terminology to evaluate works of art in oral or written discussions, analysis or critiques.
  • Two-dimensional design students will be able to list all of the elements and principles of design by the 8th week of the semester.
  • Two-Dimensional Design students will be able to list all of the elements and principles of design by the eighth week of the semester.
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression.
  • Students will be able to identify the three basic types of balance/symmetries.
  • Students will accurately identify three different spatial devices
  • Identify, evaluate, discuss, and use the formal elements and principles of design and forms of compositional structure.
  • Perceive and interpret the 3-D world through contour line drawings.
  • Use the formal elements, principles of design, and principles of gestalt to create well-designed studio projects in achromatic value and color.
  • Use value to describe form and express light logic.
  • Perceive and demonstrate the relationship of color to value by mixing, analyzing, and appraising monochromatic tints and shades relative to the achromatic value scale.
  • Perceive and demonstrate the relationship of color complements by mixing, analyzing and appraising complementary tones (chromatic grays).
  • Perceive and demonstrate the relationship of hues to the conceptual pigment color wheel by mixing, analyzing, appraising, and identifying color correct swatches for
  • Use historic and current forms of abstraction in the visual arts.
  • Recognize, analyze and interpret the expressive and creative qualities of art media in a work of art as it affects elementary compositional decisions.
  • Make use of critical thinking (reading, writing, listening, speaking, observing and assessing) skills elemental to the problem solving of design and the visual arts.
  • Differentiate preferential, factual, and judicious thinking elemental to solving problems in design and visual arts.
Drawing: Beginning ARTD 15A
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression.
  • Students will develop an understanding of basic drawing terminology that coordinates with the ARTSD 15A curriculum.
  • Students will be able to create illusions of three-dimensional forms using the rules of light logic.
  • Students will be able to identify zones of light as explained by light logic using appropriate vocabulary.
  • Students will demonstrate their understanding of fundamental illusions of three dimensional forms on a two dimensional plane by locating the eye level and vanishing points in examples of perspective boxes.
  • Create original drawings, which demonstrate the capacity to perceive, comprehend, and interpret the three-dimensional visual world using dry media in a variety of techniques, which include stipple, line, and hatching.
  • Utilize original and creative thinking in projects and writings.
  • Utilize quick study drawing skills through visual notes and personal studies as a basis for planning larger extended works of art.
  • Utilize quick study techniques to develop extended drawings.
  • Utilize the principles of composition in objective and subjective analysis of historical and contemporary works of visual art.
  • Synthesize the formal art elements and principles with the observed world in varying compositional formats.
  • Discuss, analyze, and evaluate personal works of art and that of contemporary and historical artists by using appropriate art-specific terminology for content, technique, and style in both written and oral critiques.
  • Students will successfully demonstrate the application of measuring/sighting from observation to solve creating the illusion of a three dimensional still life on two dimensional surface
Drawing: Life ARTD 17A
  • Students will be able to quickly assess and communicate two-dimensionally the action of the figure through gesture drawing.
  • Students will be able to quickly assess and communicate two-dimensionally the shape of the figure.
  • Students will be able to quickly assess and communicate two-dimensionally the proportions of the figure through gesture drawing.
  • Students will be able to use line to create the illusion of three-dimensional form through use of cross contour and construction.
  • Students will be able to quickly assess and communicate accurate proportion of the figure.
  • Create drawings of the human body using drawing principles and techniques.
  • Develop and use original and creative thinking in drawing the human body.
  • Work from a general visual shorthand to more specific studies that result in finished art.
  • Create the illusion of three-dimensional form using various media and techniques based on formal art principles.
  • Evaluate and discuss historical and contemporary art/artists through written and oral critiques using appropriate art-specific terminology.
History of Western Art: Prehistoric Through Gothic AHIS 4
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and and cultures.
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements and differentiate styles among cultures over time.
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression.
  • Describe the role of magic and ritual in prehistoric art.
  • Identify works of art, their artistic style and their cultural contexts.
  • Recognize iconographic themes and discuss them in their cultural contexts.
  • Recognize benefits and drawbacks of various approaches used in the study and interpretation of Western art.
  • Use proper artistic vocabulary to describe and analyze works of art.
  • Analyze religious iconography in the arts of the Middle Ages and relate it to written sources from the period.
  • Analyze the art and architecture of the Ancient, Classical or Medieval periods in terms of knowledge acquired through class lecture and discussion, readings and comparison with other works of art.
  • Synthesize ideas and knowledge about Ancient, Classical, or Medieval art and architecture into a written format, striving for clarity of expression, organization and relevance of arguments.
History of Western Art: Prehistoric Through Gothic - Honors AHIS 4H
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements ande differentiate styles among cultures over time.
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and and cultures.
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression.
History of Western Art: Renaissance Through Modern AHIS 5
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and and cultures.
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements and differentiate styles among cultures over time.
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression
  • Identify the connection between the cultural movements of the Renaissance and the emergence of a naturalistic, idealized and humanized artistic style.
  • Identify works of art, their artistic style and their cultural context in the periods addressed.
  • Recognize benefits and drawbacks of various approaches used in the study and interpretation of Western art.
  • Recognize iconographic themes and discuss them in their cultural contexts.
  • Utilize proper artistic vocabulary to describe and analyze works of art.
  • Analyze and synthesize the basic goals of Modern art and explain how it differs in content and style from artistic styles that preceded it.
  • Analyze art in terms of knowledge acquired through class lecture and discussion, readings and comparison with other works of art.
  • Summarize and evaluate the strength of various hypotheses presented in scholarly writings on Western art.
  • Synthesize ideas and knowledge into a written format, striving for clarity of expression, organization and relevance of arguments.
History of Western Art: Renaissance Through Modern - Honors AHIS 5H
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and and cultures.
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements and differentiate styles among cultures over time.
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression