Art Standard

At the end of the first and second year, student grades and portfolios are reviewed to determine if they are eligible to continue in the visual communication design major.

The review requirements are as follows:

  1. 2.50 or higher overall GPA—first year (May) 2.80 or higher overall GPA—remaining years (May)
  2. Students must earn a 3.00 or higher GPA in the major, with the lowest acceptable grade of “C” in required art courses. Students must repeat any required art course in which they receive a “C-“,“D” or “F”. If a student receives a second “C-“, “D” or” F” in that required art course, he/she cannot continue in the visual communication design major.
  3. Satisfactory evaluation in required annual portfolio review. If the student does not present a portfolio, he/she will not be eligible to continue in the visual communication design program of study.

In the event that a student does not meet all three of the requirements of the major after the review, the student will be placed on probation. Probationary students will be reviewed again at the end of the fall term.