- Students will be expected to use identifying and comparative language to explain how their own artwork is positioned within the general context of contemporary artistic practice both orally and in writing.
- Student will be expected to produce/create artwork that evidences a mutually reinforcing integration of form and content.
- Students will be expected to participate in personalized education that will help him/her develop an independent, informed and articulate voice as an artist, which he/she will demonstrate through their studio work, artist statement and BFA exhibition.
- Students will develop writing competencies commonly used in the discipline of contemporary art: The ability to write both descriptively and analytically about works of visual art both their own art and that of others in a variety of media.
Course requirements for the degree
The curriculum map shows how each required course contributes to the program's learning outcomes.
Annual Learning Outcomes Assessment Report(s)
In a process called assessment, the faculty of each degree program measure student attainment of program learning outcomes goals on an annual basis. The assessment processes used by this program can be found in the link (PDF) below:
In assessing learning outcomes, program faculty often develop rubrics which establish criteria and expectations showing how outcomes are evaluated. The assessment processes used by this program can be found in the link (PDF) below:
Program review represents Chapman's commitment to excellence in academic programs through periodic review of educational effectiveness. Every 5 to 7 years, program faculty members prepare a self-study report, which is reviewed by external, expert reviewers, numerous Chapman faculty governance councils and committees, and the Office of the Chancellor. Program review provides an opportunity for each program to reflect on its educational effectiveness as well as its contribution to the university's mission and strategic plan. The results of program review guide institutional planning, budgeting and decision-making.
Program Review Schedule: 2000-2001, 2011-2012, 2016-2017, 2021-2022
2011-2012 review timeline below:
- Self Study: Spring 2012
- External Review/Site Visit: Spring 2012
- External Reviewers Report Submitted: Spring 2012
- Departmental Response Letters to External Report: Spring 2012
- Long Range Planning Council Response: Spring 2012
- Assessment Committee Response: Fall 2012
- Faculty Academic Response: Summer 2012
See department website for additional information about this program