While demonstrating expertise in a variety of media and concepts, students should develop artistic ideas and strategies for conceptualizing and planning projects. Beyond technical knowledge, students should create portfolios that address potential as artists, researchers, teachers, and community leaders. 

Meaning-making skills can be honed through group projects, giving students a more holistic, sentient view of the arts with the power of collaborative thinking.

Watch the video below from Art 21 to learn more about creating through collaboration. Artist Nancy Spero discusses how collaborations with other artists activated her work by allowing for greater variation. In working with others and drawing from an extensive collection of acquired and original figural images, Spero was able to produce art late into her life.