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Studio Art

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Arts & Humanities


Successful participants in the Notre Dame College Art Department programs, should be able to engage in the design process as it relates to the creative process and all relevant industry standards in all of its stages, in both individual and collaborative settings, by fully utilizing all resources available to develop, produce, execute and present the most effective and or versatile solutions in the form of artwork, design projects, presentations, written statements, oral presentations, visual communications and expressions.


  • Demonstrate an understanding of the scope of the industry and related industries through research and the acquisition of examples, vocabulary and concepts, and identities related to the industry or industries.
  • Demonstrate principles of visual organization, communication and expression, and user experience and or audience, in both studio and digital creative media, tools, and processes.
  • Develop the creative artistic and design process in timely stages of creative activity from orientation and inspiration to ideation where multiple ideas are explored and evaluated in a spirit of creative collaboration.
  • Maintain a collaborative “on-task” ethos where required, making meaningful contributions in all aspects and components of the design process from research to development, as well as sharing ideas verbally in review settings where constructive criticism is both offered and welcomed by all participants whether they be peers, faculty, or anyone actively connected to the work at hand.
  • Present work either individually or in a collaborative setting where the artistic and design goals are displayed in a professional manner—including but not limited to: final executed solutions; proto-types and visualizations; visual communication and or personal expressions; portfolios; oral presentations and or written statements including resumes–all with a level of finish appropriate for either an entry level design position or graduate art school application.

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Notre Dame College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission as a degree-granting institution. Our academic programs are accredited by some of the most respected organizations of higher education in the country.

The education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) or the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Founding institution of the American Council on Education.
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The Notre Dame College Elementary/Intermediate Classroom Teacher Program has earned the ILA National Recognition for the Preparation of Literacy Professionals.

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