Program Objectives
-To provide students with the instruction and studio resources appropriate to national expectations;
-To foster students' mastery and proficiency in media handling and critical thinking in line with professional expectations;
-To encourage students' development of independent and unique aesthetic visions;
-To increase students' awareness of diverse artistic trends across history, geography, race, and gender;
-To challenge students to develop and maximize their creative problem solving skills;
-To provide students with professional applications of classroom instruction;
-To meet state and regional needs in K-12 arts education by providing well trained Art Education Certified teachers.

Students must meet program objectives by presenting for evaluation portfolios that best exemplify the extent and quality of their artistic accomplishments, most specifically in the areas of:
1) original thinking (expression),
2) artistic commitment (media mastery),
3) development of a personal style (creativity),
4) demonstration of a significant sense of what constitutes a serious design project (professionalism).

They shall demonstrate their ability to
-Communicate effectively, orally, in writing, and aesthetically;
-Apply critical thinking skills in problem solving and professional applications;
-Recognize and appreciate artistic contributions of diverse and historical cultures and demonstrate an informed historical perspective;
-Understand and apply terms and professional practices within the discipline;
-Develop skill and proficiency in using materials, tools, and technology central to professional applications in their chosen focus area;
-Develop a commitment to personal achievement through personal/professional growth
-Establish a concrete frame of reference for continued exploration and life-long interest in the visual arts.