Writing and Consciousness

Writing and Consciousness Student Learning Outcomes

Goal 1: Students demonstrate the sophistication and imagination of accomplished writers in the creation of an original work.

Students will be able to:

SLO 1.1: reflect on and make use of multiple genres in their writing.

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 multi-disciplinary 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 develop skills in at least two new craft elements or forms.

SLO 2.3: analyze and critique the art and craft of professional works and the work of their peers based on an understanding of diverse literary perspectives and traditions.

Goal 3: Students can integrate historical and contemporary approaches to literature and consciousness into their artistic work.

Students will be able to:

SLO 3.1: display deep insights into the personal, historical, contemporary,
aesthetic, moral, and social issues that inform their work.

SLO 3.2 critically reflect on the relationship between their own work and diverse traditions, genres and disciplines.

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 writing/literature and consciousness.

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

Students will be able to:

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

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

SLO. 4.3: apply the skills and knowledge of the field to begin or develop careers in teaching, editing and publishing, performance, gallery work, community arts, or freelance work.