Fine Arts Competency

Courses in the fine arts develop the knowledge and skills students required to create, critique and appreciate diverse forms of fine art. These courses develop an understanding of the fine arts considered for their own sake and for their social, political and other impacts. Learning to apply one or more methods of critical analysis is essential to the critique of the different aspects of the fine arts. Creating, critiquing and appreciating works of visual and performing art and engaging in the scholarly study of the history and appreciation of the fine arts enhances the quality of each student’s life experience and contributes to the well-being of humanity.

The following program learning outcomes define the fine arts competency. Students who have completed the general education fine arts requirements can:

  1. Apply knowledge of the human condition in an area in the fine arts to convey meaning through creating, performing, producing, or responding within an artistic form.
  2. Analyze diverse genres, styles, and techniques in their appropriate cultural and historical context.
  3. Synthesize and relate discipline-specific knowledge in the fine arts through the artistic processes of creating, performing, producing, presenting or responding as applicable to cultural and personal growth.

Assessment Cycle: 2018-19 through 2021-22

Assessment Cycle: 2022-23 through 2025-26