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Art History Outcomes

MAINE COLLEGE OF ART -- ART HISTORY OUTCOMES

The Maine College of Art graduate who has completed the 15 credits of required Art History courses is competent to demonstrate knowledge in the history of world art including western and non-western art history. All students take two semesters of Art History Survey, one semester of Critical Approaches to Contemporary Art and two elective art history courses. At the completion of their degree, students will have gained knowledge in art history ranging from ancient to contemporary art.


Formal
Students demonstrate the ability to verbally describe, discuss and analyze a work of art; evaluate art critically; place works of art in historical, stylistic or cultural context; describe and analyze a work of art in writing; lead a group discussion; and give a presentation on a research topic.

Conceptual
Students gain an awareness of the history of world art and an understanding of how critical theory applies to art.

Technical
Competency requires writing a research paper, and demonstrating a basic understanding of library research, web browsing, word processing; and proper citation practices. Professional museum and gallery visits provide first-hand experience.

Professional
Experience of having visited a museum.