Texas Tech University

J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts

Department Degree Program Name Learning Outcomes Testimonials

Art

Art (BA)

  • Artistic Understanding: Students will demonstrate sufficient understanding of artistic developments as evidenced by successful completion of the Capstone Project in either ART 4102 or ARTH 4309.
  • Professional Competence: Students will demonstrate competency in technical and professional skills as evidence by successful completion of the Capstone Project in either ART 4102 or ARTH 4309.
  • Thesis Construction: Students will demonstrate the ability to specify a purpose, an appropriate audience, and make appropriate communication choices through writing, as evidenced by the successful completion of  written work .
 

Art

Art (BFA)

  • Visual Knowledge: Seniors will demonstrate their visual knowledge by preparing a comprehensive portfolio for faculty review.
  • Professional Competency: Students will demonstrate their professional competency during their area capstone course; ART 4382, ART 4335 or ARTV 4365
  • Writing Intensive Requirement: Students will demonstrate their ability to specify audience, specify purpose and to make appropriate communication choices in writing.
 

Art

Art (MFA)

  • Artistic Understanding: Students will demonstrate artistic and technical knowledge in their area of study as evidenced in the MFA Exhibition and Lecture.
  • Professional Competency: Students will demonstrate professional competency as evidenced in the MFA Exhibition and Lecture in addition to TA Seminar.
  • Art Historical and Theoretical Knowledge: Students will demonstrate art historical and theoretical knowledge as evidenced in the MFA lecture and assessed in the ARTH 5309 course.
 

Art

Art Education (MAE)

  • Artistic Understanding: Students will demonstrate artistic and technical knowledge by preparing a comprehensive portfolio for faculty review.
  • Professional Competency: Students will demonstrate professional competency as evidenced in the MAE Exhibition and Lecture in addition to TA Seminar
  • Pedagogical Competency: Students will demonstrate contemporary pedagogical competencies through the uses of social theories in exhibition, thesis, or professional report.
 

Art

Art History (MA)

  • Appropriate Methodology: Students will understand and apply methodology appropriate to their research topics.
  • Knowledge of Historical Context: Students will acquire knowledge of the historical field of the thesis research topic. 
  • Professional Competency: Students will demonstrate professional competency by completion of an exhibition, thesis or professional report.
 

Interdisciplinary

Fine Arts (PhD)

  • Interdisciplinary Foundations 16-17 Students will articulate understanding of interdisciplinarity.
  • Interdisciplinary Expertise 16-17 Students will produce an interdisciplinary presentation of professional quality in terms of content and presentational technique.
 

Music

Music (BA)

  • Best Practices: Students will demonstrate ability to access information and synthesize critical insight across core curricular topics and to apply this insight in practical situations
  • Academic Foundations: Students will demonstrate a basic level of competency in the content and skills addressed in an undergraduate liberal arts degree and the ability to apply this competency in practical situations.
  • Professional Expertise: Students will demonstrate a professional level of competency in the content of their areas of specific concentration and to apply this competency in practical situations.
 

Music

Music (BM)

  • Musicianship: Students will demonstrate artistic and technical skills, collaborative competence, and knowledge of repertory requisite for artistic self-expression.
  • Scholarship: Students will demonstrate basic competency in theoretical and historical music scholarship.
  • Keyboard Skills: All students in the BM degree program will/must demonstrate keyboard proficiency
  • Aural Skills: All students in the BM degree program will demonstrate proficiency in aural skills.
 

Music

Music (MM)

  • Styles and Interpretation: All students in the MM degree program will demonstrate the ability to identify and articulate relevant style and interpretative characteristics from score examples by the end of the program of study/.
  • Analytic Tools: All students in the MM degree program will demonstrate the ability to employ and articulate analytical tools appropriate for learning and teaching by the end of the first year.
  • Analytic Terminology: All students in the MM degree program will demonstrate development in their use of appropriate analytical terminology during their course of study.
 

Music

Music (DMA)

  • Analytic Tools and Terminology: All students in the DMA degree program will demonstrate the ability to employ appropriate analytical terminology by the end of the first year.
  • Expository Writing: All students in the DMA degree program will demonstrate the ability to employ appropriate expository writing style by the end of their course study.
  • Artistic and Technical Skills: All students in the DMA degree program will demonstrate artistic and technical skill and knowledge of repertory requisite for artistic self-expression.
 

Music

Music (MMED)

  • Scholarly Expertise: Students will demonstrate scholarly expertise necessary to complete and articulate the content of independent written projects (thesis track), or to articulate knowledge in their chosen area of specialization (non-thesis track) in verbal defense/ oral presentation format.
  • Academic Foundations: Students will demonstrate knowledge of music education foundations, music education research, music and learning, music theory, music history, and best practices courses in the individual's selected area of specialization (teaching, performance, conducting, score analysis, etc.).
 

Theatre and Dance

Dance (BA)

  • Historical/Cultural Analysis- 16-17 Students will demonstrate an understanding of the roles of dance in global cultural contexts from both historical and contemporary perspectives: DAN 3301, 3313, 4313
  • Competency in Professional Practices: 16-17 Students will demonstrate competence in choreographing for, performing in, and producing fully realized dance concerts: DAN 1100, 3100,4110
  • Technical and artistic growth- 16-17 Students will demonstrate technical and dynamic growth in the genres of ballet, modern, and jazz dance (DAN 1103, 1105, 1109, 2103, 2105, 2109, 2202, 3103, 3105, 3109, 4103, 4105, 4109) and will develop and demonstrate choreographic craftsmanship and individual movement signatures (DAN 2202, 3208, 3209).
  • Competency in pedagogical practices- 16-17 Students will demonstrate knowledge of contemporary educational theory and develop effective strategies for teaching dance DAN 3309
 
Theatre and Dance

Theatre Arts (BA)

  • Theatre Community Awareness: Students will Sucessfully complete the community involvement criteria for TH A 3351.
  • Theatre Knowledge: Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of drama and theatre- their vocabulary, history, and practices (THA 1303 Introduction to Theatre, THA 3308 History of Theatre I, THA 3309 History of Theatre II, and THA 4300 Script Analysis).
  • Theatre Skills: Students will demonstrate a basic level of competency in acting, stagecraft, costume construction, stage electrics, as well as in costume, lighting, and scenic design (THA 2302 Principles of Acting I, THA 3303 Principles of Theatrical Scenery, THA 3304 Principles of Theatrical Lighting, and THA 3305 Principles of Theatrical Costuming).
 

Theatre and Dance

Theatre Arts (BFA)

  • Theatre Aptitude: Students will demonstrate the aptitude to pursue a career in theatre.
  • Academic Advancement: Students will make satisfactory progress toward completion of their degrees.
  • Community Awareness: Students will serve the community during their program.
 

Theatre and Dance

Theatre Arts (MA)

  • Theatre Knowledge: Students will acquire a general knowledge of the legitimate theatre and be able to articulate specific aspects of acting/directing, design, history/theory/criticism, arts administration, and playwriting.
  • Diversity: Students will aquire and articulate knowledge across a broad spectrum of theatre and drama subjects from within their generalist perspective
  • Specialization: Students will aquire advanced knowledge and practices within chosen areas of specialization.
 

Theatre and Dance

Theatre Arts (MFA)

  • Theatre Aptitude: Students will demonstrate the aptitude to pursue a career in theatre.
  • Academic Degree Progress: Students will make satisfactory progress toward completion of their degrees.
  • Community Awareness: Students will serve the community during their program.
 
University Studies

General Studies (BGS)

  • Wrting Skills Students will demonstrate appropriate writing skills in Writing Intensive (WI) classes in one or more of their areas of concentration within the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Competence Students will demonstrate an understanding of their chosen primary or secondary area of concentration within the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Program and future goals Students will demonstrate how the BGS Program has prepared them for their future academic and professional goals.
 

 

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