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Studying Art & Design at Cal Poly


Art and Design Students

The Department of Art & Design promotes individual vision and creative excellence. The curriculum provides a strong foundation in the creation, history, and theory of the visual arts that prepares students for professional careers and graduate studies. Art & Design emphasizes experimentation, problem solving, and interdisciplinary collaboration informed by global awareness.

Learning Objectives

Graduates of the Department of Art and Design will be able to:

  1. Produce a strong body of work and/or professional portfolio
  2. Establish and maintain a rigorous creative practice that is productive and professional
  3. Utilize an articulate and sophisticated visual, verbal, and technical vocabulary related to art and design from a broad range of styles and periods
  4. Apply comparative reasoning in evaluating works of art and design
  1. Contribute to diverse, cross-disciplinary, collaborative endeavors
  2. Resolve problems and challenge assumptions through innovative thinking and visual expression
  3. Demonstrate integrity and make ethical decisions in creative expression and professional practice
  4. Perpetuate a life-long commitment to learning, inquiry, and discovery
     

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