The Art and Art History Department offers several options of study: The B.F.A. (Bachelor of Fine Arts) degree with studio concentrations in Drawing, Electronic Arts, Fibers, Graphic Design, Metalsmithing, Painting, Photo Image Making, Pottery, Printmaking, and Sculpture. The B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) degree with a concentration in Integrated Visual Studies, Art History, or Art Education.
BFA (all concentrations)
- Graduates will demonstrate fundamental knowledge and mastery of media and processes necessary to communicate meaning in a work of art.
- Graduates will demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly about their own art work and the art of others.
- Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of contemporary and historical art.
BA (Art Education)
- Graduates demonstrate an understanding of art content (studio, art history, and visual literacy) enabling them to teach art at the K-12 level.
- Graduates demonstrate appropriate studio skills.
- Graduates demonstrate that they are able to integrate literacy, numeracy and provide appropriate accommodation and differentiation strategies in the art lessons they develop for their students.
- Graduates demonstrate that they can effectively document, analyze, and reflect on student learning.
- Graduates will demonstrate proficiency in all areas in the Colorado Teacher Quality Standards.
BA (Art History)
- Graduates demonstrate knowledge of the tools and techniques of art historical research and scholarship.
- Graduates demonstrate communication skills, original thinking, art historical interpretation, and research skills in written form, resulting in a lengthy work of original scholarship.
- Graduates demonstrate communication skills, original thinking, art historical interpretation, and research skills in oral form.
- Graduates demonstrate general knowledge of the monuments and principal artists of all major art periods of the past, including a broad understanding of the art of the twentieth century and acquaintance with the art history of non-Western cultures.
- Graduates have adequate mastery of a foreign language to support research through the reading of primary source materials.
- Graduates have a functional knowledge of the creative process.
BA (Integrated Visual Studies)
- Graduates will communicate with precision, cogency, and rhetorical force.
- Graduates will explain and defend creative/research effectively and rationally; advocating for their world view.
- Graduates demonstrate skills of invention – developing things and ideas that never existed before.