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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014

CatalogUndergraduateCollege of Arts and SciencesPAFALearning Outcomes

Department of Performing and Fine Arts Learning Outcomes

BA in Visual Arts

  1. Students will demonstrate comprehension of content knowledge and production processes in visual arts disciplines.
  2. Students will apply and synthesize the elements of art and principles of design.
  3. Students will demonstrate critical thinking through analysis and evaluation of works of art.
  4. Students will demonstrate mastery of their designated area of concentration.
  5. Students will demonstrate the ability to construct and defend a composition through the oral, written, and visual presentation of their work.
  6. Students will demonstrate comprehension of global perspectives in visual culture.

BS in Art Education

  1. Demonstrate synthesis of instructional design by devising lesson and unit plans appropriate to the learners' correct level of difficulty.
  2. Demonstrate effective application of multiple assessment procedures.
  3. Demonstrate synthesis of instructional design by devising lessons and/or projects that integrate content knowledge, global awareness, and interdisciplinary approaches.
  4. Demonstrate effective pedagogical practice in the classroom (Student teaching).
  5. Demonstrate application and analysis of content knowledge.

BA in General Music

  1. Students will demonstrate and apply essential skills of musical performance.
  2. Students will possess comprehensive knowledge of music theory and demonstrate essential aural skills.
  3. Students will possess a comprehensive knowledge of music history and synthesize the analysis of literature, performance styles, and genres of Western and non-Western music.
  4. Students will devise a construct of music through aesthetic experience and critical and creative thinking.

BS in Music Education

  1. Students will demonstrate and apply essential skills of musical performance.
  2. Students will possess a comprehensive knowledge of music theory and demonstrate essential aural skills.
  3. Students will possess a comprehensive knowledge of music history and synthesize the analysis of literature, performance styles, and genres of Western and non-Western music.
  4. Students will devise a construct of music through aesthetic experience and critical and creative thinking.
  5. Students will analyze and synthesize pedagogical strategies, assessment, and the nature of the learner.

BA in Theatre

  1. Demonstrate competency in performing, producing and critically analyzing a theatrical production.
  2. Demonstrate competency in research methods as they apply to the critical understanding of theatre and the design of theatrical productions.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of how visual and audio design elements such as costumes, lights, scenery, and sound are integral to a script in performance.
  4. Demonstrate familiarity with significant dramatic works from various periods and cultures. 
  5. Demonstrate an ability to identify historical, multi cultural and social influences on a theatrical text.

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