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Learning Goals & Outcomes

Learning Goals & Outcomes

Learning Goal #1 - Develop Visual or Aural Literacy.

Outcomes - 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.

Learning Goal #2 -  Develop and apply skills learned in an art or music practice course to create original works of art or music.

Outcomes - 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.

Learning Goal #3 - Articulate that the study of art or music involves the mind, spirit and senses.

Outcomes - 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.

Learning Goal #4 - Apply classroom theory and practice to experiential learning within Boston's cultural institutions and creative community.

Outcomes - Students Will Be Able To:

  • 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.