Creative Inquiry in the Arts

MFA, Creative Inquiry in the Arts Student Learning Outcomes

Goal 1: Students will make an original contribution to the arts.

Students will be able to:

SLO 1.1: demonstrate that they can reflect on and make use of multiple art forms in their original work.

SLO 1.2: document an understanding of their own work, including its accomplishments, areas for further development, artistic goals, values and lineage. (Student's MFA project proposal)

SLO. 1.3: complete a final MFA project that meets contemporary standards.

Goal 2: Students enhance their craft through exposure to new skills and by integrating diverse interdisciplinary or inter-arts perspectives, forms or approaches into their artwork.

Students will be able to:

SLO 2.1: apply a nuanced and contemporary vocabulary for talking about their craft to others

SLO 2.2 integrate skills in at least two new craft elements or forms into their artistic work.

SLO 2.3: apply diverse arts perspectives and traditions to successfully analyze and critique the art and craft of professionals' and peers' work.

Goal 3: Students can place their work in a historical and contemporary aesthetic context and learn to frame their own creative work as form of inquiry.

Students will be able to:

SLO 3.1: articulate the personal, aesthetic, moral, and social dimensions of their
work within historical and contemporary contexts.

SLO 3.2: write or present cogent analyses or reflections that demonstrate an understanding of diverse traditions, genres and disciplines.

SLO 3.3: deliver nuanced cross or multi-genre presentations that explore the intersection of art and creative work as a form of inquiry.

Goal 4: Students develop the capacity to create sustainable lives as artists.

Students will be able to:

SLO 4.1: Students develop a portfolio of work that prepares them for professional advancement.

SLO 4.2: Students develop an artist's business plan, career objectives and ways to implement them.

SLO. 4.3: Students acquire skills and knowledge of the field to begin or develop careers in teaching, administration, community arts, or freelance work.