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Program Goals & Outcomes

Mount St. Mary’s University has a culture of assessment.  This means

  • Community members share a common commitment to improving student learning and a common language to guide this work
  • Students know at the outset what their expected learning outcomes are for the course, the major or program, and the general studies curriculum.
  • Faculty and staff continually assess the nature and extent of student learning.
  • Lessons about student learning inform curricular, pedagogical, and administrative decisions.
  • The goal of assessment efforts at MSMU is to improve teaching and learning.
  • The overall results of student performance will be available to students, faculty, staff and other interested parties on College webpages
  • Goal

    Drawing and Painting

  • Outcome
    1. Use still life format to produce compositions

    2. Demonstrate skill and ability at chiaroscuro (light logic)

    3. Experience with a range of forms representational, abstract and non-objective

  • Design

    1. Have experience with elements and principles of design in creative work.

    2. Knowledge of elements and principals (visual language) in analyzing the visual world

  • Art History

    1. Working knowledge of art history, especially contemporary art

  • 3D Design/Sculpture and Graphics

    1. Ability to use additive and subtractive processes in 3-D form (Fine Arts Majors Only)

    2. Produce graphics that are production-ready (do not need any printer changes) (Graphics Majors Only)

  • Senior Portfolio

    1. Produce a mature (young professional), sequential/ conceptually, coherent body of work

    2. Write a coherent thesis about ones own work.