Learning outcomes for art studio majors.
- Students will demonstrate expertise in one medium.
- Students will use the elements of design and principles of organization at an expert level.
- Students will identify the major periods in art history by conventions and explain how those conventions signify the values of the context from which they rise.
- Students will be able to articulate the major positions in art theory so that they can identify what theory is operative in work of art or art criticism.
- Students will write and speak cogently about art.
- Students’ visual presentation skills will demonstrate knowledge of professional protocol.
- Students will advance their careers and knowledge of business and professional structures by following professional journals, joining professional organizations, attending lectures and exhibits and finally, by exhibiting their work.
- Students will assess and respond to changes in the art/ world by altering their use of materials, techniques, use of art history and theory with respect to interpretation/production of works of art.
- Students will use the perspective of the Reformed, Christian tradition on its own or with other perspectives to guide their engagement with culture —in Reformed, Christian terms, to build/restore God’s gentle kingdom.
Learning outcome for Art Education majors.
- Art Education majors will meet National Art Education Association Standards
Throughout the year assessment data is gathered through student and alumni surveys, evaluations of senior shows, internship evaluations, and the Illinois content certification exam. For additional information please contact department chairperson John Bakker at