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List of PLOs by Department

 

Program SLOs for:

DEPARTMENT OF ART 

Undergraduate Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

  1. Acquire basic knowledge, theories and concepts about art; develop a foundation of art skills and a high level of craftsmanship; communicate ideas and concepts through writing, speaking and art making; acquire a competency with the tools and technologies associated with the visual arts;
  2. Broaden knowledge of ancient through contemporary art; develop an understanding of the theoretical, cultural and historical contexts of art;
  3. Apply processes of generating and solving problems in art; analyze, interpret and question traditional methodologies and preconceived notions of art and art making;
  4. Explore and engage in interdisciplinary forms of art making;
  5. Develop an appreciation and tolerance of diverse perspectives dealing with art, culture, teaching and learning;
  6. Engage in individual and collaborative art experiences with other students, faculty and community; and
  7. Develop a career path for an art profession or an art-related field; develop an understanding of the demands and expectations of that area of art profession or art field.

Graduate Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

  1. Basic Skills:
    master advanced knowledge, theories, and concepts about art; communicate ideas and concepts through writing, speaking, and art making.
  2. Art Knowledge:
    broaden the knowledge of contemporary art and the understanding of the theoretical, cultural and historical contexts of art through writing, speaking, and art making on advanced levels.
  3. Critical Thinking:
    master processes of generating and solving problems in art; analyze, interpret, and question traditional methodologies and preconceived notions of art and art making on an advanced level.
  4. Interdisciplinary Connections:
    explore and engage in interdisciplinary forms of art making.
  5. Global Perspectives:
    develop an appreciation and tolerance of diverse perspectives dealing with art, culture, teaching and learning.
  6. Collaboration:
    Engage in both individual and collaborative art experiences among students, faculty, and community.
  7. Professional Preparation:
    master an understanding of what it means to be a professional artist; develop an advanced understanding of the demands and expectations of the art profession and art field.

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DEPARTMENT OF CINEMA AND TELEVISION ARTS

Undergraduate Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Graduates of the Department of Cinema and Television Arts will be:

  1. Understand and articulate the history, theories and critical models of cinema and the electronic media;
  2. Conceptualize, structure and write dramatic and nondramatic scripts for cinema, television and new media;
  3. Employ pre-production, production and post-production techniques for all electronic and digital media formats in both the studio and the field;
  4. Conceptualize, produce, direct, edit and distribute cinema projects for both entertainment and informational purposes; and
  5. Operate and manage business structures, personnel, budgets, advertising, sales, research and regulation of independent, studio and network electronic media.

Graduate Program Student Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

After successful completion of all requirements for the Master of Fine Arts in Screen Writing, students will:

  1. Demonstrate advanced writing proficiency appropriate for entry into competitive professional screenwriting and teleplay writing careers.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking, research, and analytical skills appropriate for accomplishing professional and personal goals.
  3. Demonstrate the practical communication and technical skills required for entry into a competitive professional field.
  4. Demonstrate insight into and objective understanding of screen story structures when analyzing scripts or outlines, and the ability to offer positive, ethical solutions for story problems.
  5. Demonstrate understanding of the issues of cultural inclusiveness and diversity in creative work, along with a basic understanding of creative ownership law.

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION STUDIES 

Undergraduate Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs):

After successful completion of the requirements for all bachelor degrees in Communication, students will:

  1. identify, describe, and explain the role of communication in constructing reality through
    concepts, practices, and rituals.
  2. analyze communication practices, structures, messages, and effects in a variety of contexts.
  3. describe and explain the relationship between communication and culture.
  4. appropriately identify effective and ethical communication.
  5. work with others in civic engagement to develop a multicultural and global society.

Graduate Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

After successful completion of all requirements for the Master of Arts in Communication, students will:

  1. critically examine how communication affects the social construction of reality. 
  2. define and discuss some basic tenets or theories of human communication from the perspective of one or more specific areas of the field (Rhetoric, Communication Theory, and Performance, Language and Cultural Studies).
  3. critically assess and analyze scholarly writing in the field.
  4. analyze and critically interpret/evaluate communication practices and research.
  5.   analyze and critically evaluate the relationship between communication and culture.

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DEPARTMENT OF JOURNALISM

Undergraduate Program Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of the requirements for all bachelor degrees in Journalism:

  1. Students will be able to report and write for diverse publics, using proper grammar and punctuation, word usage and spelling, sentence and storytelling structures across multiple journalistic formats.
  2. Students will be able to gather and analyze information, including basic numerical concepts, using reporting techniques, such as interviewing, observation, and researching primary and secondary sources.
  3. Students will be able to think critically, creatively and independently.
  4. Students will demonstrate an understanding of professional ethical principles and work ethically in pursuit of truth, accuracy, fairness, and diversity.
  5. Students will apply tools and technologies appropriate for the news media professions in which they work to communicate for and with diverse publics.
  6. Students will be able to understand and apply the historical, theoretical, legal and societal contexts for producing and consuming news media for consumers, for local to global publics.

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DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC

Undergraduate Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) for BA and BM degrees:

After successful completion of the requirements for all bachelor degrees in music, students will:

  1. demonstrate the ability to hear, identify, and work conceptually with the elements of music, through sight-reading, basic keyboard proficiency, and musical analysis.
  2. perform standard repertoire appropriate to their performance area, as individuals, members of ensembles, and/or conductors.
  3. demonstrate a working knowledge of music history within their area of specialization and an acquaintance with the history, cultural background and repertories beyond that area, including a wide selection of Western and world music literature.
  4. demonstrate a working knowledge of music technology and its application to their area of specialization.
  5. develop pedagogical and/or clinical skills fundamental to their area of specialization for application across a variety of music and music-related professions.
  6. demonstrate professional competence in the execution of business processes and practices commonly employed within their area of specialization.
  7. create derivative or original music in both extemporaneous and written form.

Graduate Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) for the MM degree:

After successful completion of all requirements for the Master of Music degree, students will:

  1. demonstrate continuing development of professional and scholarly competence within their area of specialization.
  2. demonstrate continuing development of individual talent, musical interests, and philosophies to be used creatively to preserve and extend the cultural heritage of music.
  3. demonstrate artistic and intellectual rigor in the organization, interpretation, communication, and dissemination of musical knowledge.
  4. demonstrate pedagogical skills fundamental to their area of specialization applicable across a variety of music and music-related professions.
  5. demonstrate professional competence in the execution of business processes and practices commonly employed within their area of specialization.

Graduate Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) for the MA in Music Industry Administration degree:

After successful completion of all requirements for the Master of Arts in Music or the Master of Music degree, students will:

  1. demonstrate knowledge and identification of facts, terms, concepts, principles and theories within the music industry;
  2. identify the purpose, importance, and critical function of copyright within the music industry;
  3. demonstrate professional competence and intellectual rigor in the execution of business practices and procedures common to the music industry;
  4. develop interpersonal skills and leadership qualities necessary for effectiveness in mixed artistic and non-artistic team-based business environments;
  5. develop interdisciplinary skills and entrepreneurial qualities necessary for career effectiveness within an evolving global music industry;
  6. recognize the importance of remaining both inquisitive and adaptable as the music industry continues to evolve;
  7. demonstrate the principles of exceptional character and assess the advantages, to both the individual and music industry alike, of incorporating them into one’s personality.

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DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE

Undergraduate Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

After successful completion of the requirements for all bachelor degrees in theater, students will:

  1. Process sensory information and respond to sensory information through the language
    unique to theatre.
  2. Apply their knowledge of artistic and theatre processes involved in the discipline of theater.
  3. Apply historical, cultural, aesthetic and literary understandings to the discipline of theater.
  4. Apply appropriate criteria to make informed assessments in works of theatre.
  5. Develop intra and interpersonal skills essential to the collaborative process in theatre

Graduate Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

After successful completion of all requirements for the Master of Arts in Theater, students will:

  1. Develop competent research skills.
  2. Develop competent critical thinking and writing abilities.
  3. Develop competent knowledge and world theatre history, literature, and criticism.
  4. Demonstrate abilities to apply and integrate skills and knowledge into their professional development.

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