Art Department Minors
Minor in Museum Studies
The Department of Art has four primary learning objectives:
- You will learn historical and contemporary analytical skills including the ability to research, define, analyze, and critically formulate positions on contemporary issues in visual and public art from historical, ethical, formal, and sociopolitical perspectives.
- You will learn audience understanding including the ability to define, investigate, and analyze community-audience issues. You will also have the ability to practice effective problem-solving, communication, and community-sensitive work, the ability to evaluate accountability, and the ability to achieve interdisciplinary collaboration and display community-organizing strategies within an arts project.
- You will learn production skills including the ability to create, understand and manipulate media, and the ability to complete and present artworks or projects. Within the arena of production the student will consider how to present and distribute artwork in multiple formats/contexts using technological, multilingual, and other means.
- You will learn critical and evaluative skills including the ability to assess, critique, and analyze formal properties, audience relevancy, and impact.