Area F: Visual and Performing Arts

Students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate orally or in writing the social, political and economic context surrounding significant works of art.
  • Demonstrate orally or in writing the ability to chronologically sequence selected works of art.
  • Demonstrate orally, in writing, or through production, how themes or movements developed over time in the subject art. Such demonstration should include social, political and aesthetic development.
  • Demonstrate orally or in writing an understanding of critical approaches to evaluating key works in the subject art.
  • Recognize evaluative norms proper to specific works and movements.
  • Articulate and defend their judgments through a studied, engaged, and informed process of reflection as well as action.
  • Attend displays of the subject art (performance, museum, etc.) outside classroom/campus experience, with an emphasis on marginalized/artistically under-represented communities as well as the traditional canon.
  • Access a broad variety of traditional and non-traditional cultural resources locally and globally.
  • In the case of studio or performance-based courses, produce socially and critically engaged work through outreach and service to under-served communities, demonstrating through their creations/performances that they have understood and integrated the goals stated above.