Art

Welcome to the Art webpage. On this page you'll find the mission of the department, departmental student learning goals, a curricular map and assessment schedule, and progress made from the most recent Program Review Action Plan (2012-2013). If you have questions about the assessment findings or questions about the department, please contact Simon Hoa Phan, Art Department Chair, at [email protected].

MISSION

The CSB/SJU art department is committed to building and sustaining an environment of creative freedom, personal expression and professional discipline, while exploring the relationship of these attributes to communal and social consciousness.

The art department supports the liberal arts tradition through a curriculum and faculty that cultivate critical inquiry, aesthetic appreciation, technical skill and cultural diversity in the visual arts through traditional and innovative means.

Through the support of this liberal arts tradition, the department is committed to achieving the following goals:

  • To strengthen and broaden the curriculum in order to provide the highest quality education for students in art courses;
  • To enhance the effectiveness of faculty performance through recognition and creative use of their strengths and talents;
  • To acknowledge and confirm student contributions to the vitality of a passionate learning environment.
  • In the spirit of Benedictine institutions

STUDENT LEARNING GOALS

  1. Students will understand the principles of design  and effectively apply them in the creation of quality work.
  2. Students will effectively integrate content with the visual principles of design and technique.
  3. Students will be able to critically evaluate work through written and verbal modes of expression.
  4. Students will demonstrate an understanding of historical and contemporary issues in Art and Art Theory through verbal and written modes of communication.
  5. Students will be able to apply their understanding of historical and contemporary issues in Art and Art Theory, either directly or indirectly, to artwork (their own or others').
  6. Students will develop a personalized, self-directed mode of expression that culminates in a cohesive, in-depth body of artwork.
  7. Students will effectively apply techniques appropriate to their media in the creation and presentation of well-realized artwork.

CURRICULAR MAP and ASSESSMENT SCHEDULE

Curricular map

Learning Goals for FA designated courses

1. Students will be able to demonstrate a
basic understnading of the hisotry, theory,
and/or application of an artistic medium/area.

2. Students will be able to identify and 
describe a range of approaches (artists/styles)
from a medium/area.

3. Students will experience the creative 
process and exhibit a creative approach to problem solving.

4. Students will be able to exercise informed
aesthetic or critical judgement.

5. Students will describe how the arts reflect 
and influence the individual and society.

Assessed Course

ART 215 Intro to Painting IPA (F15)  IP (F15, S16, F16, S17)   IPA (F15)  IP (F15, S16, F16, S17) IPA (F15)  IP (F15, S16, F16, S17)  
ART 217 Intro to Photography IPA (F15)  IP (F15, S16, F16, S17)   IPA (F15)  IP (F15, S16, F16, S17) IPA (F15)  IP (F15, S16, F16, S17)  
ART 219 Intro to Ceramics IPA (F16) IP (F15, S16, F16, S17)     IPA (F16) IP (F15, S16, F16, S17) IPA (F16) IP (F15, S16, F16, S17)  
ART 233N Video Animation IPA (F16)   IPA   (F16) IPA (F16)  
ART 208 Non-Western Art Survey IPA (S16)  IP (F15, S16, F16, S17) IPA (S16)  IP (F15, S16, F16, S17)     IPA (S16)  IP (F15, S16, F16, S17)
ART 300 Modern & Contemporary Art History IPA (S17)  IP (S16) IPA (S17)  IP (S16)     IPA (S17)  IP (S16)

Studio Course

ART 118 Design: 2D/4D IP (F15, S16,   F16, S17)   IP (F15, S16,   F16, S17) IP (F15, S16,   F16, S17)  
ART 119 Design: 3D/Drawing IP (F15, S16, F16, S17)   IP (F15, S16, F16, S17) IP (F15, S16, F16, S17)  
ART 214 Intro to Drawing IP (S16, S17)   IP (S16, S17) IP (S16, S17)  
ART 216 Intro to Sculpture IP (F15, S16, F16, S17)   IP (F15, S16, F16, S17) IP (F15, S16, F16, S17)  
ART 218 Intro to Computer Art IP (F15, S16, F16, S17)   IP (F15, S16, F16, S17) IP (F15, S16, F16, S17)  
ART 227 Handmade Photography IP (F16)   IP (F16) IP (F16)  
ART 233F Printmaking IP (F15, S16, F16, S17)   IP (F15, S16, F16, S17) IP (F15, S16, F16, S17)  
ART 233M Digital Photography IP (F16)   IP (F16) IP (F16)  
ART 234A Ceramics: Throwing IP (F16)   IP (F16) IP (F16)  
ART 239 Book Arts/Printing/Design IP (S16, S17)   IP (S16, S17) IP (S16, S17)  
ART 262 Intro to Video IP (F15, S16, F16, S17)   IP (F15, S16, F16, S17) IP (F15, S16, F16, S17)  
ART 315 Intermediate/Advanced Painting IP (S16)   IP (S16) IP (S16)  
ART 317 Intermediate/Advanced Photography IP (S16, S17)   IP (S16, S17) IP (S16, S17)  
Art 318 Intermediate/Advanced Computer Art IP (S16)   IP (S16) IP (S16)  
ART 319 Intermediate/Advanced Ceramics IP (S16, S17)   IP (S16, S17) IP (S16, S17)  

Art History Course

ART 108 Intro to Western Art History IP (F16, S17) IP (F16, S17)     IP (F16, S17)
ART 240F Photography in China IP (F16) IP (F16)     IP (F16)
ART 309D East Asian Garden IP (F16, S17) IP (F16, S17)     IP (F16, S17)