Art Learning Outcomes

As a result of completing the Art program at Wheaton College, students will achieve the following learning outcomes:

  1. Students demonstrate an ability to identify, formulate, and strategically address artistic problems. (nurturing creativity, visual perception and literacy, excellence in liberal arts, best practice)
  2. Student work demonstrates technical proficiency appropriate to purpose. (artistic process, best practice)
  3. Student work shows relevance to culture at large and disciplinary dialogue. (build the church and benefit society worldwide, provides access to artistic heritages of diverse cultural traditions, and explores these traditions through varied interpretative lenses)
  4. Student work shows concern to integrate Christian faith with practice. (serves Jesus Christ and advances His Kingdom through excellence in liberal arts, creating redemptive visual metaphors rooted in a Christian vision of life)
  5. Demonstrates understanding and active engagement with art history, art historical methods, and contemporary art and theory. (excellence in Liberal Arts, educating the whole person, engaging historical and contemporary viewpoints in art theory and art practice, best practice)
  6. Demonstrates appropriate collaborative skills and/or community engagement. (educate the whole person to build the church and benefit society worldwide, encourage students to make art that is culturally relevant, while seeking out beauty and significance, celebrating individual uniqueness, and participating in community, best practice)