Graphic design and art majors, whether general or within a concentration, must have a minimum of a 2.75 GPA in their major in order to graduate with their degree in art.


As the faculty of the Department of Art and Design values the learning experience in the classroom, regular attendance in class is absolutely mandatory. Once a student obtains 3 unexcused absences, that student’s final grade will be lowered one full-letter grade. If a student misses a critique or major demonstration, that absence will be counted double. Missing over nine classes without a legitimate (approved) excuse will result in course failure.

Classroom/Studio Conduct

The Department of Art and Design also expects conduct appropriate for a university classroom. We have no tolerance for disrespectful behavior, which includes but is not limited to: private conversations with your classmates during a lecture or demonstration, rude comments and/or physical threats directed towards the instructor or your peers, and sleeping in class. Similarly, cell phones and computers must be silenced before class starts, for they are disturbing to the instructor, your fellow students, and to the overall rhythm of the class. Cheating and plagiarism will not be tolerated and will be punished to the fullest extent of university policy and the law. Each instructor also reserves the right to determine his or her own specific classroom conduct policies. Disrespectful actions will result in a lowering of your final grade. The instructor reserves the right to pull you aside and talk to you individually, to have you removed from class, and to report you to the Dean of Students' office.

Use of Student Work

The Department of Art and Design reserves the right to retain selected examples of student work completed in studio courses or photographic images of work for educational, promotional, or exhibition purposes.

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