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Art & Design Policies

General Policies

Registration for Art Courses

The Art & Design department reserves the right to pre-register its major students in order to assure completion of their degree requirements. In the event of over-subscription of art courses by art majors, the department will grant first preference to seniors and second preference to juniors. During the two week designated advising period each semester, advisors are available for career advising and assisting in course selection.

Attendance and Personal Conduct

Studio art courses consist of lectures, demonstrations and critiques. Because of the complex nature of these courses, students are expected to attend all scheduled classes and be on time. Excessive absences may cause failure of the course or a lower grade. The study of art provides an environment for creativity and artistic freedom. However, students enrolled in the BFA program will be expected to conduct themselves in a professional and academic manner.

Art Studios and Computer Labs Policy

For insurance coverage and safety reasons, the art studios and computer labs are to be used solely by students enrolled in classes in the Art & Design department. Studio and lab monitors will check students’ IDs after hours.

Policy Concerning Student Work

The Art & Design department reserves the right to keep student work for a period of time not to exceed one year for inclusion in exhibitions. The department reserves the right either to photograph student work or, in the case of photography, printmaking, computer art and digital media where many copies can be made, to keep actual examples of work. Unless otherwise specified, artwork and term papers left pass the deadline set by the Studio Manager following the semester in which they were completed, will be discarded.

Senior Studio students are required to submit visual documentation of their course work; this documentation becomes part of their department records. Students who do not meet this requirement will receive an incomplete grade.

Academic Integrity

Students should be aware of the issues of creative honesty and of the prohibition against unwarranted use of the work of others, of the dishonesty of misrepresenting the source of work and ideas, and the penalties established by the university for cheating and plagiarism. The department expects that work passed in by the student will be the product of the student’s own effort. Particulars of the university policy on academic dishonesty can be found in the Academic Policies section of the university catalog.

Equipment Care and Replacement Repair

The Art & Design department provides equipment for student use. Students are responsible for replacement costs of any items that they lose or damage in the course of their studies. In most cases, students are responsible for materials and expandable supplies required by their studio courses.