Student Learning Outcomes

BA Art

1. Students in all programs demonstrate mastery of practical and conceptual knowledge of the visual arts (appropriate to the degree program).
2.  Students in all programs demonstrate abilities to: carry out scholarly and disciplined inquiries in the visual arts; and participate actively in discourse analyzing critical issues in the field.      
3. Students in all programs demonstrate an ability to engage with Los Angeles as a major cultural and international center of visual arts and related industries.
4. Students are qualified for admission into programs of advanced study and/or entrance into professional careers.
5. Students in all programs demonstrate understanding of diverse cultural traditions and aesthetic values embodied in the visual arts, past and present.    
6. Students in all programs demonstrate abilities to develop collegial relationships and work collaboratively with faculty and students. 
7. Students in all programs demonstrate understanding of their roles and responsibilities to participate actively and ethically in multicultural societies.  
8. Students in all programs demonstrate abilities to: negotiate complex visual landscapes; derive meaning from the visual arts; and pursue creative endeavors throughout their lives.

MA Art

In addition to the above, graduates demonstrate the ability to produce and present an original body of work through disciplined inquiry and discourse analyzing issues in a particular area of the visual arts. 

MFA Art

(Concentrations in Studio Arts or Design): In addition to SLOs for BA Art: 
1. Graduates demonstrate the ability to produce and present a significant body of work through disciplined inquiry and rigorous discourse analysis that makes a contribution to the field (studio arts or design).
2. Graduates in Studio arts adopt the identity and attitude of a professional artist working to produce art of high quality for public exhibition and presentation; or 
3. Graduates in Design adopt the identity and attitude of a professional designer working as a leader in design industries. 
4. Graduates demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and contribute to the vitality of the visual arts and design communities.