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JCA Art
Art+Design

About the Art Program

Mission

The art program educates artist/designers who develop creative, critical thinking and communication skills that allows pursuit of many career options. Set within a broad-based curriculum in the liberal arts, the program capitalizes on individual creative strengths while emphasizing digital, traditional, and sustainable processes

Objective

To provide skills and confidence through a flexible curriculum to achieve success in a variety of professions.

Art+Design Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of art and design, including visual vocabulary, and technical sensibility toward composition and materials
  2. Demonstrate innovative thinking, craft, and sophistication in terms of aesthetic and technical application of materials and processes of art and design
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of connectivity of a variety of art and design methods, materials, techniques, and technologies
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the intellectual underpinning of art and design in terms of history, process, and theory
  5. Demonstrate the understanding and ability to critique artwork in terms of materials, processes, and concepts
  6. Demonstrate professional growth in review of portfolio development, internships, and/ or exhibition