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Learning Outcomes

Last updated on Dec 07, 2018

The learning outcomes for CCA's Sculpture Program are:

Critical & Creative Thinking

Students investigate, connect, and synthesize ideas and information in order to generate and evaluate their work. Students are able and willing to take risks, and they express themselves in original, innovative ways.

Oral & Written Communication

Students can effectively express themselves verbally and in writing for a variety of purposes and audiences, especially in critiques and studio visits, artist statements and talks.

Visual Communication

Students develop their ideas and make work that expresses themselves with the conceptual, material, and technological skills expected for entry into professional practice.

  • Concept/Content
    Students demonstrate the ability to make work that is well considered, researched, and conceptually rigorous. Students can adeptly convey concept and content through form.
  • Material
    Students use materials in consideration of their origins and properties as well as their poetic, social, cultural, and environmental implications.
  • Technique
    Students demonstrate the technical skill necessary to convey their ideas and research effectively. Students are literate in a range of evolving digital tools at the forefront of sculptural fabrication.
  • Presentation
    Students have intentionally installed their work to effectively emphasize its visual impact and/or conceptual meaning in both group and solo exhibitions. Students can understand and utilize the properties of space, site, and context toward the production of meaning.

Information, Visual, & Cultural Literacy

Students can identify, locate, collect, evaluate, and effectively and responsibly mobilize information for the task at hand. Students can decipher and make meaning from visible actions, images, objects, and environments. Students are critical consumers of visual media and competent contributors to a body of shared knowledge and culture.

Professional Practice

Students identify and prepare for appropriate professional pathways by engaging with program faculty and available career development resources. Students can conduct themselves professionally, in time management and in communication with professors and peers.

Artistic Voice

Students develop an individualized practice shaped around sustained curiosity. Students understand how meaning is formed through the interrelationship of multiple works in their development of an independent artistic voice and a cohesive body of work.

Social Responsibility

Students consider the impact of their work on civic and cultural life, and on the environment. Students can engage with diverse and global perspectives, histories, and values, and they demonstrate an understanding of sustainability as a global, social, economic, environmental, and practice-based concern.

Interdisciplinarity & Collaboration

Students adapt and apply skills, ideas, or methodologies gained in one situation/activity/discipline to new situations/activities/disciplines, and work cooperatively to achieve shared goals incorporating multiple group members' perspectives, both inside and outside of the classroom.