The requirements, reviews, and curriculum for CCA's MFA in Fine Arts program are designed such that graduating students successfully achieve the following program learning outcomes:
Students are accomplished at representing their ideas visually.
Students are adept at analyzing, interpreting, and explaining images.
Understanding of Ethics
Students recognize, formulate, question, and apply ethical principles and problems.
Students demonstrate the ability to draw from multiple fields of study or to define new fields, expanding and bridging disciplines, and transgressing boundaries.
Students are skilled at team-building, exchanging of ideas, and actively participating in a common enterprise.
Understanding of Cultural Diversity
Students recognize and respond to cultural differences through their work.
Students understand career models and issues in professional ethics and conduct.
Methods of Critical Analysis
Students demonstrate proficiency in manners of engaged, rigorous, and careful evaluation, interpretation, and explication.
Students demonstrate capability in information gathering, documentation, investigation, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation.
Students demonstrate the ability to express their ideas in writing.
Students demonstrate the ability to present their ideas verbally.
Students are adept at initiating or originating (independent judgment, individuated or innovative contributions to a discourse or practice), uniting others around a shared goal or practice, and incorporating perspectives of others as well as their own in an initiative.
Students demonstrate the ability to experiment capably and consciously in their work.
Students work demonstrates a facility with artistic inquiry.
Knowledge of Historical and Contemporary Artistic Contexts
Students demonstrate knowledge of the historical and contemporary contexts of artistic production.