Art Options Outcomes

Students are expected to learn the following within the Art Option of the Arts and Sciences Transfer program:

1. Historical, Cultural, and Social Context
  • Describe the relationship between the historical, cultural, and social contexts of the arts and the works of artists in societies past and present.
  • Analyze the roles and functions of the visual arts in expressing ideas, events, and universal themes within and among cultural groups.
  • Explain and demonstrate how art reflects and influences beliefs, customs, and values of a society.
2. Principles of Design
  • Classify artworks based on selected factors, such as subject matter, style, and technique.
  • Describe, analyze, interpret, and evaluate principles of design in artistic works.
  • Create visual images or forms from observation, memory, and imagination to convey ideas and personal meaning with attention to point of view, detail, and spatial relationships.
  • Demonstrate ways the principles of design are manipulated to communicate ideas.
3. Creative Expression and Production
  • Plan personal artworks inspired by universal themes.
  • Select and use the appropriate tools, materials, processes, and techniques to produce creative works.
  • Explain reasons for selecting specific design concepts to convey meaning in planning personal artworks.
4. Artistic Critique
  • Analyze artwork using established criteria.
  • Construct and apply different sets of criteria, as appropriate, in making judgments about artwork.