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Learning Assessments + Student Data

Welcome to Cornish College of the Arts Learning Archive. Find student data, program outcomes and assessments, and more.

Student Learning Data
(2019-20)

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Program Learning Outcomes

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At the completion of the program, graduates of the Art Department at Cornish College of the Arts will be able to:

  • Synthesize relationships between form and content in a work of art/body of work.
  • Demonstrate strong technical and research skills in one or more art disciplines.
  • Communicate complex ideas verbally, visually, and in writing.
  • Collaborate effectively, negotiating multiple perspectives.
  • Contextualize art practices within diverse cultural, historical, and socio-political frameworks.

Art Department Page
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Student Learning Data 
(2019-20)

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At the completion of the program, graduates of the Dance Department at Cornish College of the Arts will be able to:

  • Perform choreographed and improvised dances as soloists, in partner work, and with an ensemble, drawn from the panoply of Western theatrical styles
  • Create dances and other movement-based artifacts for real world and digital spaces
  • Write about dance, informed by multiple contexts that shape its production
  • Integrate knowledge of human anatomy and somatic practices into their personal movement practice
  • Contribute meaningfully to the technical production and design of movement-based performances
  • Teach dance, based on anatomically-sound principles, at a novice level

Dance Department Page
Dance performance and graphics

Student Learning Data
(2019-20)

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At the completion of the program, graduates of the Design Department at Cornish College of the Arts will be able to:

  • Integrate contextual, critical, and conceptual thinking in response to design challenges 
  • Communicate clearly and effectively 
  • Apply professional workflows, adapting quickly to shifting design demands
  • Produce culturally informed, human-centered design using appropriate technologies and hand-skills
  • Create and maintain a portfolio, website, and presence in the profession
  • Practice design that supports racial equity in form and content 

Design Department Page
Design Exhibition and graphic

Student Learning Data 
(2019-20)

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At the completion of the program, graduates of the Film Department at Cornish College of the Arts will be able to:

  • Work expressively with the tools and concepts in film language as part of a symbolic system.
  • Express their ideas in a range of film styles.
  • Synthesize concepts of light, photography, sound, directing actors, story, and research.
  • Closely analyze and explain how film scenes and stories are made, evaluating the component pieces of motion pictures, whether their own or others’.
  • Communicate competently and confidently about how their work is situated inside contemporary filmmaking.

 

Film Department Page
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Student Learning Data 
(2019-20)

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At the completion of the program, graduates of the Interior Architecture Department at Cornish College of the Arts will be able to:

  • Design advanced interiors and objects in the context of the built environment. 
  • Competently use analog and digital design tools, techniques, and technologies to communicate ideas in professional practice of interior architecture. 
  • Critically analyze historical and emerging forms of art, design, interiors, architecture and materials in written, visual and oral communication formats.
  • Classify construction technology & methods for sustainable practices including fabrication, manufacturing and integrated building systems.
  • Synthesize history of interiors, objects, art and architecture in a global context with a sensitivity for equity & ethics.

 

Interior Architecture Department Page
Architecture student work and graphic

Student Learning Data 
(2019-20)

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At the completion of the program, graduates of the Music Department at Cornish College of the Arts will be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced musicianship including fluency in performance practice, composition, improvisation, theory, ear training, rhythm, and keyboard skills.
  • Synthesize musicianship with an emerging and personal artistic vision.
  • Contextualize music through the lenses of history, culture, politics, and society.
  • Communicate effectively about music through writing, speaking, and diverse media.
  • Employ knowledge of professional practices, technology, and career options in the field of music.
  • Integrate music with other artistic practices and in the community.

 

Music Department Page
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Student Learning Data 
(2019-20)

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Program Learning Outcomes

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  • Employ a collaborative approach to the performance production process.
  • Integrate information from a variety of sources.
  • Generate discipline-specific craft.
  • Articulate complex ideas verbally, visually and in writing.

 

Performance Production
Welder and graphic

Student Learning Data 
(2019-20)

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Program Learning Outcomes

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  • Synthesize the tools of acting, movement and voice in the creation of character, intention and dramatic action.
  • Integrate improvisation and experimentation into the creation of performance.
  • [Acting/Original Works] Demonstrate fluency in multiple methods of creating new work for performance
  • [Musical Theater] Demonstrate proficiency in dance techniques and movement skills required for musical theater, informed by awareness of historical styles and social context.
  • Articulate an emerging personal aesthetic, grounded in historic and current practices of the art form.
  • Communicate complex ideas in a variety of media including visual, written, and oral formats.
  • Apply research, critical thinking, and contextual analysis to both interpret established work and create new work.
  • Foster ethical, productive collaboration in their creative practice.

 

Theater Department Page
Musical Theater performance and graphic

Foundations

Student Learning Data 
(2019-20)

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Foundations Program Page
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Resources and Templates

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