Visual Arts Major
NME Res. 713-31 - January 2013 - 7 years
Institute of Fine Arts, Carrera 16 No. 20
Phone Number: 57-6-7444307 - 7359300 Ext. 1070
Business Hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00am to 12:00m - 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Since the moment the Institute of Fine Arts was created in 1993, the plan was to implement higher education processes. The proposal was at first spearheaded by artist Gustavo Matiz and Carlos Alberto Villegas. Recently, a curriculum has been built with notable help of the professorate and the current director. In order to address the region's needs for finding and creating symbolic references, the curricular design was grounded on three basic components: Context, environmentalist aesthetics, and the production of works within the context of new technologies. Having surpassed all initial expectations as far as community demand is concerned, the Visual Arts Major began its first academic activities during the first semester of 2014, thus becoming the first undergraduate art course in the history of the department.
Mission and Vision
Mission: The Visual Arts Major at the University of Quindío is a higher education course which addresses the need for social cohesion and identity as well as for symbolic constructs for the Quindío community, all through offering academic content grounded on environmentalist aesthetics, contextual art, and the usage of new technologies for artistic creation under the banner of high quality creation and research. This major forms professionals who have argumentative skills, morally and intellectually honest, highly aware of social problems and with the drive to perform social transformations, thus contributing to the advancement of the region.
Vision: The Visual Arts Major at the University of Quindío will be recognized as a leader amongst high quality higher education and extension programs. It will generate humanistic education alternatives in the fields of aesthetics, creativity and professional artistic performance. It will conduct research into idiosincratic creative spaces, and it will be the manager of its own creations and other cultural processes. It will guide, it will be an art theorist. It will lead environmentalistic and artistic processes in such a way that it will influence the processes of identity construction and cultural development in the Quindío and Northern Valley regions. It is based on a holistic and systematic vision of knowledge.
Visual Arts Teacher
Number of Academic Credits
Professional and Occupational Profile
The Visual Arts Major seeks to educate autonomous, ethical, critical, dynamic, flexible professionals who are also comfortable with change and innovation, and who are prepared to:
Art Critic and Theorist
The University of Quindío Visual Arts professional will be able to:
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