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B.F.A. in Studio Art

Mission Statement

The Department of Art creates an academic environment that thrives on the interrelationship of Biblical Christianity and contemporary artistic practice. It offers students a professional visual arts program with a rigorous curriculum that reflects a strong liberal arts emphasis and a solid Christian worldview.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art, students will be able to:


Conceive, design and create works of art in one or more specific fine arts fields that are technically and conceptually sophisticated.


Recognize, analyze, compare and evaluate historical and contemporary art movements and aesthetic philosophies, including both Western and Global material.


Recognize and identify a variety of professional practices, career/ employment and graduate education opportunities and apply that knowledge by developing a personalized career plan.


Articulate a clear rationale for the production and evaluation of contemporary visual art that reflects an orthodox Christian value system.


Curriculum Map

A Curriculum Map shows which courses in a degree program are responsible to intentionally develop each PLO at the Introductory, Developing, and Mastery levels.

Assessment Plan

An Assessment Plan is a listing of the student work that will be used to assess achievement of each learning outcome.

Assessment Schedule

An Assessment Schedule is a 5-year schedule that indicates when each of the PLOs will be assessed and when the comprehensive Program Review will occur.

Annual PLO Assessment Reports

The Annual Reports from each year’s PLO assessment.

Program Review Executive Summary

The Executive Summary report from the most recent comprehensive Program Review.