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Learning Outcomes

Develop visual or aural literacy

Students will:

  • Identify and utilize significant practices and processes of art or music
  • Understand artistic and musical terminology, critical methods, and historical contexts to analyze, criticize, and interpret visual and musical texts. 
  • Apply their knowledge in effective oral and written presentations

Develop and apply skills learned in an art or music practice course to create original works of art or music

Students will:
  • Demonstrate the technical skills and the ability to organize the visual or musical elements necessary to communicate concepts and experiences 
  • Produce creative works that demonstrate innovation in concepts, formal language, and/or materials

Articulate that the study of art or music involves the mind, spirit, and senses

Students will:

  • Articulate, orally and in writing, the cultural and institutional purposes- historical and contemporary – for the creation of art and music. 
  • Engage in sophisticated oral or written communication and critical discussions in which students argue and defend ideas and offer new perspectives
  • Recognize and analyze the significance of cultural diversity in the creation of art and/or music

Apply classroom theory and practice to experiential learning within Boston’s cultural institutions and creative community

Students will:

  • Understand the role and value of cultural institutions in society 
  • Recognize the roles and responsibilities of professionals in cultural institutions
  • Apply professional values and ethics in classes and internships