Undergraduate Programs

Program Mission Statement Student Learning Outcomes 

Art & Art History

 
The Department of Art and Art History believes a sound foundation and an exploration of the fields of digital media, studio art, and art history should be combined with a strong liberal arts education to expand the intellectual horizons of our students.  The department seeks ways to   broaden their intellectual development through the investigation of   state-of-the-art technologies in addition to traditional forms of study and   techniques. The department believes an education in the visual arts should go   beyond the classroom, lab, and studio. Opportunities are provided to exhibit   artwork, visit galleries and museums, obtain internships, and study abroad. The Department's mission is to prepare students for careers and graduate study in the fine and applied arts.
  1. Students will demonstrate an aesthetic sensibility and skill as an artist. This is demonstrated in the student's originality, inventiveness, use of visual and design elements, control of media, and craftsmanship.
  2. Students will develop a sense of artistic self-identity. This is demonstrated through the student's portfolio.
  3. Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate their ideas about art both verbally and aesthetically. This is demonstrated in the student's ability to discuss their work and that of others in through papers, critiques, and the portfolio.
  4. Students will develop knowledge of art, artists, and  art history and how it relates to their cultural context. This is  demonstrated in papers, critiques, and portfolios.

Communication

The mission of the Communication Department is to help students to gain an understanding of the theories and practices of the   communication discipline and, through guided practice, prepare students for   fulfilling careers and advanced graduate study.
  1. Students will be able to produce visual, audio, and/or written works of excellence.
  2. Students will be able to engage with the theoretical and historical underpinnings of communication.
  3. Students will be able to gather, critically evaluate, and synthesize information from various sources.

Fashion

The Fashion Program builds on the College's strong liberal arts tradition with a curriculum designed to keep pace with the changing needs of the fashion industry. Students develop creative, technical and business skills that position them for successful employment in design,   manufacturing, retailing, or sales management.
  1. Students will demonstrate creativity, as defined by concept, innovation, and quality.
  2. Students will demonstrate the effective use of technology as it applies to the fashion industry.
  3. Students will be able to be effective public presenters.
  4. Students will demonstrate readiness to enter the fashion industry.

Media Arts

The BA in Media Studies and Production offered through the Media Arts department fosters critical thinking, strong hands-on skills, and creativity in the study and production of media. Drawing from a strong   liberal arts foundation, the program integrates the history, theory, and analysis   of visual culture with production experience and internship opportunities in the areas of television, film, interactive media, and game design. It prepares students for fulfilling careers in a wide-range of media industries, and for graduate programs in production and media studies.
  1. Be able to demonstrate an understanding of media history and theory, and the ability to translate this knowledge successfully into practice through the gathering, evaluating and synthesizing of information from various sources.
  2. Be able to demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in writing and through various forms of media technologies.
  3. Be able to demonstrate creative, innovative, aesthetic, and critical skills in producing visual, audio, and/or written works of excellence.

Music

The music program cultivates music literacy, musicianship, individual creativity and engaged citizenship through challenging learning experiences, diverse performance opportunities, and commitment to providing music to both the campus community and many local   organizations in need. In keeping with the Marist Mission, the music program encourages students to share their love of music with those in need, creating a lifelong opportunity for creative expression and commitment to community.
  1. Students will attain basic music literacy.
  2. Students will have a foundational knowledge in cultural contexts of music.
  3. Students will demonstrate musicianship through their ability to interpret and perform a wide range of musical genres.
  4. Students will demonstrate commitment to community by participating in performances in support of many organizations.

Graduate Programs 

Program Mission Statement Student Learning Outcomes 
M.A. in Museum Studies @ LdM The   Master of Arts in Museum Studies approaches the study of museums from an   international comparative perspective, with a special emphasis on examining   the ways in which these institutions engage with the public through hands-on   exposure to museum practice. We offer students a systematic understanding and   critical awareness of how museums operate within their social and cultural   contexts, introducing them to the history of museums and exhibitions, methods   of cultural analysis and interpretation, as well as the planning, design and   production of art and object exhibitions. Students are prepared to undertake   doctoral degrees and provided with the conceptual and professional tools   required for employment in museums, archive facilities, and other   conservation facilities where they can exercise initiative, personal  responsibility and decision-making in complex and unpredictable situations.
  1. Students will demonstrate an aesthetic sensibility and   skill as an artist. This is demonstrated in the student's originality,   inventiveness, use of visual and design elements, control of media, and   craftsmanship.
  2. Students will develop a sense of artistic self-identity.   This is demonstrated through the student's portfolio.
  3. Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate   their ideas about art both verbally and aesthetically. This is demonstrated   in the student's ability to discuss their work and that of others in through   papers, critiques, and the portfolio.
  4. Students will develop knowledge of art, artists, and   art history and how it relates to their cultural context. This is   demonstrated in papers, critiques, and portfolios.
M.A. in Integrated Marketing Communication   The   mission of the program is to advance the knowledge and practice of this multidisciplinary and evolving field through quality instruction.  At   the end of this program students should be able to:
  1. Understand the theory of consumer behavior and marketing segmentation strategies
  2. Demonstrate strong research, analytical and strategic   decision-making skills
  3. Write effectively for diverse audiences
  4. Understand the concept of branding and the strategic importance of building brand equity
  5. Demonstrate good understanding of the traditional   and nontraditional MARCOM tools
  6. Develop an effective IMC campaign plan
M.A.  in Communication The mission of the program is to help students understand the theories and   applications in the Communication discipline and through quality instruction assists students become ethical and competent communicators in a variety of settings.  At  the end of this program students should be able to:
  1. Address  communication questions from a variety of theoretical perspectives.
  2. Write  effectively for multiple audiences.
  3. Conduct  research in communication.
  4. Demonstrate strong analytical skills.
  5. Understand leadership styles.
  6. Develop strategies for dealing with conflict.
  7. Evaluate communication questions from multiple ethical perspectives.
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