Student Learning Outcomes

Undergraduate General Education Outcomes

In keeping with the standards of MICA’s accreditors, all undergraduate students have educational opportunities that include the study of values, ethics, and diverse perspectives, and allow them to acquire and demonstrate a set of essential skills. While the two accrediting bodies differ in the way they articulate these skills, there is some overlap. We believe that many of these skills are important to all students, not just undergraduates, so several of them are reflected in MICA’s Institutional Learning Outcomes.


Middle States Commission on Higher Education National Association of Schools of Art and Design
Critical analysis and reasoning

An ability to address culture and history from a variety of perspectives

The ability to respect, understand, and evaluate work in a variety of disciplines

Information literacy  
Oral and written communication

The ability to think, speak, and write clearly and effectively, and to communicate with precision, cogency, and rhetorical force

The capacity to explain and defend views effectively and rationally

Scientific and quantitative reasoning An informed acquaintance with the mathematical and experimental methods of the physical and biological sciences and with the main forms of analysis and the historical and quantitative techniques needed for investigating the workings and developments of modern society
Technological competency  
  Understanding of, and experience in thinking about, moral and ethical problems
  Understanding of and experience in art forms other than the visual arts and design