Second-Year Full Review

Illustration & Animation

Second-Year Fall Semester Checkpoint  
After completing the coursework for ILLU 305 and VISC 201, students must receive a grade of a “C” (2.0) or higher in each course to continue in the spring semester courses. Students at the C level are considered borderline. Any grade of C- (1.7) or below automatically eliminates the student from proceeding into the major/continuing onto the next semester, they do not have the option of repeating any course work and need to transfer to another major.

Students who met the Fall semester requirements will be enrolled in the Spring semester, ILLU 315 (Introduction to Illustration) and ILLU 405 (Drawing Media for Illustration II).
 
Second-Year Spring Semester Full Review
After completing the spring semester coursework, ILLU 315 and ILLU 405, students are required to participate in a portfolio review of all course content produced in both fall and spring semester Illustration & Animation courses including work produced in ILLU Drawing Media for Illustration I. The Illustration & Animation faculty use this review to determine if your work is at a satisfactory level. Supplemental to the grade portion of the Portfolio Review, students are also evaluated on attendance, work habits, attitude and the ability to listen and learn from constructive criticism. In addition, in order to continue in the major at the junior/senior level, students must receive a minimum grade of a  “C+” (2.3) in each Illustration course during the spring semester. All of the Illustration & Animation faculty and the Visual Communication faculty participate in this review process.

 

Industrial Design

Fall Semester Checkpoint
Upon completing the coursework for INDD 284, students must receive a grade of a “C” (2.0) or higher to continue in the spring semester courses. Students at the “C” level are considered borderline. Students who met the Fall Semester Checkpoint requirements will be enrolled in the spring semester, INDD 302: Intermediate Industrial Design.

A grade of “C-“ or below automatically eliminates the student from proceeding into the major and from continuing on to the spring semester. Students that fall into this category do not have the option of repeating the INDD course work and need to transfer to another major.

Spring Semester Full Review
After completing the spring semester coursework INDD 302: Intermediate Industrial Design students must receive a minimum grade of a “C+” (2.3) and participate in a portfolio review of all course content.

A grade of “C” or below automatically eliminates the student from proceeding into the major. Students that fall into this category do not have the option of repeating any INDD course work and need to transfer to another major.

The Portfolio Review is of all projects produced in both the fall and spring semesters in Industrial Design courses: INDD 212, INDD 284 and INDD 302. The Industrial Design faculty use this review to determine if the students’ work is at an above satisfactory level. Supplemental to the grade portion of the Portfolio Review, students are also evaluated on attendance, work habits, attitude, and the ability to listen and learn from constructive criticism.

Fall Checkpoint                   
INDD 284 Grade C (2.0) or higher              
INDD 212 Grade C (2.0) or higher                
*suggested to enroll in INDD 212 Spring of the Freshman year

Spring Full Revie
INDD 302 Grade C+ (2.3) or higher and a Portfolio Review of all work created in INDD 212, INDD 284 and INDD 302

 

Photography

Second-Year Fall-Semester Checkpoint
Students must earn a “C” (2.0) or greater in PHMD 201 (Photography I) and PHMD 202 (Photography II) to advance forward in the program. A grade of “C-“ (1.7) or below in either PHMD 201 or PHMD 202 automatically eliminates the student from advancing forward in the major. They do not have the option of repeating either course and must transfer to another major.

Second-Year Spring-Semester Full Review
After successful completion of the second-year studies (PHMD 201 and PHMD 202), students must participate in and pass a one-time Second-Year Review. The primary component of the review is the submission of a photographic portfolio (10-15 images) of work made over the course of the previous year. Each portfolio is evaluated by a faculty committee upon the following criteria: originality, treatment of form and composition, engagement with subject matter and medium, quality of ideas, technical ability, and craftsmanship. In addition to their portfolio, students are also evaluated on attendance, work habits, professionalism, participation, and GPA.

Students who pass the review are allowed to advance to the upper-level coursework and through the degree program so long as they remain in good academic standing – students must earn a “C” (2.0) or greater in all subsequent Major Studies courses (PHMD) and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0. Those who do not pass the review must transfer to another major.

 

Visual Communication Design

Second-Year Fall Semester Checkpoint

Students must earn a “C” (2.0) or greater in VISC 202 and VISC 204 to advance forward in the program. A grade of “C-“ (1.7) or below in either VISC 202 or VISC 204 automatically eliminates the student from advancing forward in the major. They do not have the option of repeating either course and must transfer to another major.

Second-Year Spring Semester Full Review:

After completing the spring semester coursework, VISC 302 (Typographic Systems) and VISC 304 (Designing Understanding), students must receive a minimum grade of a  “C+” (2.3) in both VISC 302 and 304, and participate in a portfolio review of all course content. The Portfolio Review is of all projects produced in both the fall and spring semesters in Visual Communication Design courses. The Visual Communication Design faculty use this review to determine if the students’ work is at a satisfactory level. Supplemental to the grade portion of the Portfolio Review, students are also evaluated on attendance, work habits, attitude, and the ability to listen and learn from constructive criticism.

A grade of “C” (2.0) or below, in either studio, automatically eliminates the student from proceeding into the major. Students that fall into this category do not have the option of repeating any VISC course work and need to transfer to another major.


Fall Checkpoint                      
VISC 202 Grade “C” (2.0) or higher       
VISC 204 Grade 
“C” is considered borderline.

Spring Full Review
VISC 302    Grade “C+” (2.3) or higher
VISC 304    Grade “C+” (2.3) or higher
and a Portfolio Review of all work done in all Visual Communication Design Courses (VISC 202, VISC 204, VISC 302, and VISC 304)

 


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