Student Assessment. When a student declares Fine Art as her/his area of study, the student will be assigned to an academic advisor who will be a member of the art faculty. The student will be contacted by his/her advisor (or the student may initiate contact) to schedule an initial meeting during which the student's academic degree plan and requirements for graduation will be discussed. The advisor will maintain an academic file for each advisee. The student should meet regularly with his/her academic advisor, at a minimum, once each year. It will be the responsibility of the student to maintain contact with his/her academic advisor during his/her academic career in the Fine Arts program at UAS.
Goal 1: Graduates will acquire the communication, critical thinking, information literacy, computer literacy and professional behavior skills as designated in the UAS competencies.
a. Communication through exams, and/or regularly scheduled critiques of studio artwork.
b. Oral communication through class discussion and formal presentations
c. Critical thinking through exams and/or student exhibitions, critiques, class discussions and field-based instruction
d. Information literacy through researching information to be used in the creation of a body of work and/or formal presentation
e. Computer literacy through the use of software and digital equipment
f. Professional behavior through classroom participation and conduct, as well as through formal presentation/critique
Goal 2: Graduates will demonstrate the ability to develop ideas and create competent art works.
a .Production of artwork through one-on-one communication with instructor
b .Production of artwork through instructor demonstrations in studio
c. Production of artwork through communicating with other students in the class
Goal 3: Graduates will demonstrate the ability to apply art fundamentals successfully.
a. Working through technical and compositional challenges for each creative process with guidance from instructor
b. Working through technical and compositional challenges for each creative process with intermittent and final critiques with class members and with instructor
c. Working through technical and compositional challenges for each creative process, concluding with students’ installation of public exhibitions of their completed artwork
Goal 4: Graduates will understand the use of medium for expression.
a. Developing expertise in various art materials through instruction, experimentation and practice
b. Developing expertise in successful artistic expression through instruction, experimentation and practice
c. Developing expertise in the integration of form and content through instruction, experimentation and practice
Goal 5: Graduates will demonstrate an awareness of contemporary and historical art, and an awareness of contemporary issues and context for their work.
a. Awareness of contemporary art issues through instructor-directed group discussion
b. Awareness of contemporary art issues through field-based instruction (museum visits, artists’ studios, guest artist presentations)
c. The study of the history of world art from cave through contemporary in a range of required courses in art history