Fine Arts and Dance

Student Learning Goals

Relevant Goals of the Program

  • Provide theoretical and creative experiences to help the student to develop an understanding of the art of dance
  • Provide exceptional training in choreographic methods, modern and ballet techniques and historical perspectives
  • Produce graduates who have versatility, a strong aesthetic and dance skills and life-long appreciation of dance and other arts

Student Learning Objectives

Students will:

  1. Obtain an appreciation for high level of technical mastery
  2. Acquire a significant body of theoretical and historical knowledge pertaining to the dance field
  3. Be capable of producing work and solving professional problems independently, and develop a coherent set of artistic/intellectual goals, which are evident in their work.

 

Studio Art Departmental Learning Goals

Goal #1: Acquisition and comprehension of content knowledge

Outcomes: Competency in the field will be demonstrated by the student’s ability to:

  • explore and employ a variety of materials and media to produce well executed works of art;
  • approach the technical, emotional, and intellectual perspective of study;
  • demonstrate proficiency in at least one discipline and practice skills necessary to show improvement;
  • be aware of audience.

Goal #2: Attainment of skills: written & oral communication, critical & creative thinking, analysis & synthesis, and appropriate use of media

Outcomes: Competency in the field will be demonstrated by the student’s ability to:

  • identify and define concepts and terminology;
  • apply and relate historical/cultural/aesthetic traditions to their artwork;
  • solve complex problems using critical & creative thinking and originality;
  • analyze, synthesize, validate, evaluate and revise their own artwork as well as that of their peers.

 

Art History Departmental Learning Goals

Goal #1: demonstrate effective written and oral communication to convey concepts and conclusions developed through critical and creative thinking; (overlaps W1 and W2 Institutional but with discipline specific emphases)

Outcomes: Competency in the field will be demonstrated by the student’s ability to:

  • use discipline appropriate research methods, terms, and formats to describe and discuss cultural productions;
  • write clearly and concisely to convey analysis and independent judgments
  • speak clearly and concisely in a group context to convey analysis and independent judgments
  • analyze, synthesize, validate, evaluate and revise their own judgments as well as that of their peers.

Goal #2: critically observe and analyze art from many periods and locals to identify problems and form independent judgments.

Outcomes: Competency in the field will be demonstrated by the student’s ability to:

  • identify key concepts and terminology from a period or culture;
  • identify and place in context key monuments/artistic productions of a period or culture;
  • describe key formal and contextual components of cultural productions.

Goal #3:  develop a broad cultural and social literacy in order to relate diverse cultures and methods of thought to one another and to cultural productions.

Outcomes: Competency in the field will be demonstrated by the student’s ability to:

  • identify and discuss connections from her own culture to a time period or culture;
  • identify and discuss social, political, economic, historical elements affecting a time period or culture.

Goal #4:  recognize and convey an understanding of diverse viewpoints and interpretations of cultural productions.

Outcomes: Competency in the field will be demonstrated by the student’s ability to:

  • identify locate cultural productions as the work of a time or culture;
  • critique cultural productions without undue cultural bias;
  • identify and evaluate assumptions and questions about the artistic productions of a time period or culture.
  • describe and discuss the purpose, meaning, and uses of a cultural production including shifts in those functions over time.

News

Free ballet classes offered every Monday evening from 6:00-7:15 in the Appenzellar-Buchanan Dance Studio. Classes are open to anyone from the Chambersburg community and are taught by Nancy Walker and Beth Skroban.

Orchesis will present the Fall Concert on November 14, 15 in the Appenzellar-Buchanan Dance Studio. For more information contact Paula Kellinger at 717-2644141, extension 3274 or email paulakellinger@wilson.edu

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