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Learning Outcomes

Last updated on Dec 07, 2018

The requirements, reviews, and curriculum for CCA's Jewelry and Metal Arts program are designed such that graduating students successfully achieve the following program learning outcomes:

Written Communication

Jewelry and Metal Arts students can effectively present their work in an artist statement that is specific and relevant to the work presented.

Oral Communication

Students can speak clearly and respond effectively to questions about their aesthetic intent, creative process, and the future trajectories of their work.

Visual Communication

Student can develop their ideas and make work that expresses themselves with the conceptual, material, and technological skills consistent with expectations for entry-level professional practice.

  • Concept
    Student demonstrates the ability to make work that is well researched and conceptually rigorous.
  • Material
    Student uses materials in consideration of their physical properties as well as their poetic, formal, social, or cultural implications.
  • Technique
    Student demonstrates the technical skill necessary to undertake work on the senior level.
  • Presentation
    Student has intentionally installed their work to effectively emphasize its visual impact and/or conceptual meaning.

Creative Thinking

Student combines or synthesizes ideas, images, materials, technique, form, color, and/or spatial dynamics to express themselves in original/innovative ways.

Visual Literacy

Student can apply their knowledge of historical and contemporary art and design practices to contextualize their work within historical landscapes and contemporary dialogues.

Artistic Voice

Student understands how meaning is formed through the interrelationship between multiple works, and is moving towards building an independent artistic voice and a cohesive body of work.