Final Grades

Final grade is the sum of the following 2 averages:

75% = Average of project and assignment grades

25% = Participation





Evaluation will be based on your participation, ability to understand key ideas and concepts, demonstration of skills through the successful completion of all exercises, and over all effort and quality of effort.

You are expected to participate in class discussion and critique. Failure to do so will result in a deduction of points from your final grade. NOT SHOWING UP FOR A CRITIQUE WILL RESULT IN AN AUTOMATIC "F" FOR THAT PROJECT.

Final grade is the sum of the following 2 averages:

- Average of projects = 75% of total
- Participation = 25% total

All projects will be evaluated based on concept, execution of concept, effort, and participation in critiques.

Excuses for missed deadlines will not be tolerated.

Only complete assignments will receive passing grades.

Plagiarism is strictly forbidden. Any student caught plagiarizing any work, including written papers, is subject to receive a Failing grade.


Attendance Policy

Class attendance and participation is required. Unexcused absences will result in a lower grade. Attendance and participation in discussion, critiques, and other class activities count for 25% of your final grade.

As per department policy: Media Arts courses meet three days a week, cumulating into 46 class periods. Missing 4 classes (or ~10% of a semester’s class periods) is not desirable, but acceptable if you are contagious, etc. Please do not get us all sick. Missing more classes, however—for whatever reason—will be reflected in a student’s final grade as follows:

4 absences = final course grade is dropped one full letter grade;
5 absences = final course grade is dropped two full letter grades;
6 absences = final course grade is dropped three full letter grades;
7 absences = Fail the course!

Tardies: Leaving class early or arriving late will count as a tardy. This applies to not being on task, not having things to work on, or taking inordinately long breaks.

3 tardies will = 1 absence.


Assignments are due at the start of class, unless an in-class work day is given.

Assignments that require craft as part of the project will be expected to have proper mounting done, etc. before handing in.

You are responsible for backing up all of your work.

This class will be allowed to revise any assignment for a higher grade. However, the original assignment must be turned in along with the revised one for review.


Academic Dishonesty

The integrity of the educational experience is diminished by cheating in class, plagiarizing, lying, or employing other modes of deceit.

Plagiarism and Copyright Infringement will not be tolerated. If you have any questions about academic dishonesty ask me, or in regards to a presentation or paper you may also check with the writing center.