Learning Outcomes: Crafts, MFA

Learning Outcomes for the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Art and Design Crafts Concentration


  1. the ability to conceive of, design, problem solve, execute, analyze, and critique complex and conceptually challenging utilitarian and non-utilitarian objects;
  2. the ability to employ and demonstrate complex technical competencies in the making of jewelry, hollowware, and objects using traditional and new approaches in a wide variety of materials;
  3. the ability to demonstrate a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of historical and contemporary metalwork practice;
  4. the ability to recognize and use complex and comprehensive jewelry design and metalworking terminology;
  5. the ability to apply complex elements and principles of two and three-dimensional design to the making of jewelry, hollowware, and objects;
  6. the ability to create complex original and conceptually challenging utilitarian and non-utilitarian objects;
  7. the ability to apply complex critical thinking strategies when analyzing and writing about ideas and objects;
  8. the ability to demonstrate a high level of perceptual awareness;
  9. the ability to demonstrate a high level of confidence in and strategies toward individual creativity;
  10. the ability to demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of safe and effective lab process.