Students who complete courses in the Department of Art at the University of Nebraska at Kearney will receive high quality instruction through classroom and studio activity and through internships in the work place.
Students will develop professional and cultural knowledge within the context of the visual arts. To that end they will have a basic knowledge of the theory and philosophy of Art and a consequent understanding of the skills and visual language necessary for development in the creative process. These skills will prepare students for successful and productive careers and/or further education in the various disciplines of visual art.
Students who successfully complete undergraduate degrees administered by the Department of Art and Art History will demonstrate:
- a basic knowledge and appreciation of the theory, history and philosophy of art through written and oral reviews, exhibitions and research papers.
- an awareness and understanding of their own cultural heritage and that of other cultures.
- a working knowledge of art criticism through the analysis and evaluation of the students own work or that of other artists.
- an understanding of the visual language of art through the application of the elements and principles of art and design.
- skills and knowledge to appropriately utilize technology in their discipline.
- evidence of concentrated experience in studio art or graphic design and of development in their creative process.
- the appropriate skills and knowledge to pursue a productive career or further education in their discipline.