Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts

In Visual Arts, we believe that professional creative expression requires both technical and intellectual skills that are acquired through intensive studio work, research, professional exposure, and gallery practice. Students thus acquire a variety of visual art skills, including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, and video, while also developing their critical awareness of artistic issues, past, present, and future, within the region and internationally.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

1. Theory and History of Art:

Apply art and design theory to complete historical and conceptual analysis of social or medium specific case studies in art and design.

2. Professional Art Practice:

Apply art and design skills in practical application, as well as in professional practice.

3. Critical Thinking:

Define and analyze a visual/conceptual problem, and develop and defend potential solutions to an informed audience.

4. Visual Literacy:

Analyze and interpret visual culture and design principles, and formulate complex visual and spatial problems as well as develop innovative solutions.

5. Information Technology:

Utilize multiple creative art and design software in the creation of their professional portfolio. Students are able to demonstrate the capabilities and limitations of technology by choosing appropriate media for the completion of their art and design projects.

6. Teamwork and Leadership:

Provide creative and constructive input to pursue a shared goal and collaborate effectively in projects. Lead or cooperate among group members while assuming responsibility for self and group outcomes.