Achievement and Quality: Higher Education in the Arts
Evaluation Mechanisms in the Arts
The arts disciplines use a wide variety of historically-proven evaluation mechanisms. Many of them involve critiques from more than one person. Evaluation is both formative and summative. Mechanisms include, but are not limited to:
- Portfolio and document reviews
- Examination and course grades
- Master classes
- Performance, or studio, or technique lessons and classes
- Public exhibitions
- Public performances
The more advanced the student, the more evaluation of technical proficiency recedes in favor of the artistic attributes found under Evaluating Individual Achievement.
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