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Program Learning Outcomes

Visual and Media Studies

Visual & Media Studies

Bachelor of Arts

By the time of graduation, Visual & Media Studies majors will, at an appropriate level of sophistication, have demonstrated their ability to:

  1. Differentiate among and integrate the skills of formal visual analysis, contextual analysis, and theoretical approaches conventionally deployed in the academic study of visual culture and media, as appropriate to the material under consideration;
  2. Interpret the production of visual culture and media practices within a framework of theoretical, philosophical, and/or historical reflection;
  3. Identify established taxonomies of textual and formal types (e.g. division of film, television, and art by genre), and accurately characterize the ways in which these taxonomies have been contested (e.g. in feminist and poststructuralist critiques);
  4.  Delineate some of the ways in which media and visual culture have been shaped by, and contributed to, continuities and discontinuities in one or more societies;
  5. Analyze, with appropriate attention to theory, the ways in which space and place and the relations of power within them are mediated;
  6. Devise and execute a plan of original research which builds on earlier work undertaken in the major, synthesizing their findings in a capstone thesis which is effectively expressed and is organized according to humanities norms (e.g. in terms of citations and references).
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Design through Math
Appleton Hall

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