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 8, 9 in the Appenzellar-Buchanan Dance Studio. For more information contact Paula Kellinger at 717-2644141, extension 3274 or email paulakellinger@wilson.edu

Nicole Zvarik will be the dance Artist in Residence from October 6th – October 13th. Ms. Zvarik currently choreographs, performs, and teaches in San Francisco, California. She graduated from Wilson College in 2003 with majors in Sociology and Dance.
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Nov26

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Dec08

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