Whitman College Art Department

Learning Goals

Learning Goals:

Upon graduation, a student will:


Major-Specific Areas of Knowledge

  • Demonstrate technical skills and processes associated with a wide variety of visual media. Generate images/objects. Interpret the visual language and meanings of art works. Pursue courses of study in both traditional materials/visually based art practices, and conceptually and technologically driven modes of art production.


Accessing Academic Community/Resources

  • Be informed by the critical and formal discourses of the discipline(s).



  • Interpret and express complex ideas in a wide range of sensorial, visual and verbal forms.


Critical Thinking

  • Acquire creative problem solving skills, and non-linear and abstract-thinking skills. Understand and position endeavors within a cultural and historic framework.


Research Experience

  • Have traveled to New York City for a research trip.