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					        Student Handbook

                2007-2008




Revised and approved by the faculty of the Department of Art
                      August 2007
The university catalogue is the official listing of all requirements for majors and minors in the Department of Art. This
handbook is meant to clarify specific departmental policies and expectations. It is the responsibility of each student to
read the entire handbook and to fulfill all requirements and expectations as noted within the catalogue and handbook.

                                                Table of Contents

Mission statement                                                                                     3

Entrance Requirements                                                                                 4

Maintaining a Portfolio: expectations and information                                                 5
       Sophomore Portfolio Review                                                                     5

Informational Meetings                                                                                6

Senior Meetings                                                                                       6

Department Trips                                                                                      7
      Field Trips                                                                                     7
      Over-night Trips                                                                                7

Art Scholarships                                                                                      8
       Expectations for Applying                                                                      8
       Requirements of Scholarship Recipients                                                         9

General Student Exhibitions                                                                           10


Senior Capstones                                                                                      12
       Studio Matrix                                                                                  12
       Graphic Design Matrix                                                                          14

Internships                                                                                           17

Independent Studies                                                                                   17

Art Travel                                                                                            17

Organizations and Conferences                                                                         18

Facilities                                                                                            18

Expectations, Fees, and Fines                                                                         19

Signature Page                                                                                        20




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                   Department of Art Mission Statement:
While offering a unique, spiritually-led experience in the visual arts, our department seeks
to engage students in the process of perception and practice and in the development of a
 visual language necessary for their fields of study. Our department strives to play a vital
 role in this process as we mentor and assist students in their formation of an individual
                                         artistic style.




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Entrance Requirements
Entering the Department of Art’s program requires all students to submit a portfolio of
recent work for review. Due to the competitive nature of our fields of study, our
evaluations of skill level and ability are strict. Scholarship applicants do submit a portfolio
for review with their application packet, so they are not asked to submit twice for
evaluation. Otherwise, students should submit a portfolio that exhibits all of these criteria:

Entrance Portfolio of recent work

A. Digital slides of recent work in PDF format
B. Minimum 10 works/ maximum 20 works
C. Digital slides accepted on compact disc only
D. Digital slides must have a corresponding slide list with the following information: the
title of the piece, medium, size of the artwork, and the date of completion.
Do not send original art work because portfolio will not be returned.
E. Letter of Intent addressed to Department Chair (Explaining what concentration you wish
to study, who you are, contact information, etc)
F. Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope




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Maintaining a Portfolio: Expectations and Information
All students enrolled during or after Fall 2006 within majors under the Department of Art
are expected to maintain a portfolio of recent work. Portfolios are expected in virtually all
work-fields related to Studio, Graphic Design, and Art Education majors. These portfolios
hold necessary samples of work and may also hold a copy of a student’s resume if he or
she is using the portfolio for professional use and students entering during or after Fall
2006 must abide with the portfolio reviews. (See academic catalogue for more specific
information).

A portfolio is comprised of digital images of work that includes the title, dimensions,
medium, and date of completion. For most majors, an artist statement is also expected
within the portfolio. If it is for submitting work for an internship or job interview, it is
necessary for a student to know the criteria expected by the company or organization. For
academic review, we ask you to show a breadth of your best work for evaluation. This work
can come from in or outside of class.

Portfolios must be submitted to department with:
1. 10-20 digital slides of work in PDF Format
2. Corresponding list for slides of each piece’s: title, dimensions, date of completion, and
medium
3. Artist statement
4. Any other criteria specified by department chair and/or professor requesting portfolio
submission

Sophomore Portfolio Review

All students enrolled during and after Fall 2006 are required to undergo a portfolio review
of their work during their sophomore year. The portfolio should follow the guidelines set
out in the “Maintaining a Portfolio” section. The sophomore portfolio review will convene
once a student has completed Foundation classes. Reviews will be conducted by faculty.
If a student does not demonstrate skill proficiency in the Foundation classes that are
needed to progress to upper level courses, faculty have the right to require remedial work
from the student and resubmission of the portfolio.




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Informational Meetings
These meetings are mandatory attendance for all majors within the department.

Department information meetings happen once a year near the beginning of the fall
semester. These meetings are a time for students to meet one another, and a time for
faculty and staff to distribute important information to all students about the school year.


Senior Meetings
These meetings are mandatory for all graduating seniors of the semester they meet.

Senior information meetings are at the beginning of each semester and are mandatory
attendance. The Fall semester meeting is only for those graduating in December, while the
Spring semester meeting is for May and August graduates. These meetings are used to
introduce the Capstone and give important information related to the semester. This is
also a meeting where students can sign up first for exhibition slots because seniors have
priority when gaining dates for exhibition.




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Department Trips

Field Trips

Field trips are day trips that professors establish to engage students in an “out-of-
classroom” context. Field trips vary in length and are taken at the discretion of the
professor. Trips are on a case-by-case situation as to if they are required and the rules for
each trip. Professors will outline specific requirements for each trip, and students are also
held to the rules established by Lipscomb University and the Department of Art while under
the supervision of Lipscomb faculty and staff.

Over-night Trips

Over-night trips are another type of trip professors use to engage students in an “out-of-
classroom” context. These trips may vary in length, and the cost is on a case by case
scenario outlined by the department prior to the trip. When going on an over-night trip, it is
mandatory that students sign a contract with the University related to their health and the
liability of the university. While on the trip and under the supervision of the Lipscomb
faculty, staff, and chaperones, students are also held to the rules of the trip established by
the department for the trip and are held to the rules established by Lipscomb University for
students, faculty, and staff.




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Art Scholarships
Students are allowed to apply for scholarships on an annual basis. The requirements for
first-time students and transfer students are available in the department office and on the
website for the department. These requirements are subject to change every academic
year.

Expectations for Applying

All students submit an application packet for consideration for an Art Scholarship. A first-
time student and/or transfer student (of any kind) must submit an application packet*
that includes:

1. Complete Art Department Scholarship Application
2. Self-addressed stamped envelope
3. Two letters of recommendation
4. Portfolio of recent work must include:
        A. Digital slides of recent work in PDF format
        B. Minimum 10 works/ maximum 20 works
        C. Digital slides accepted on compact disc only
        D. Digital slides must have a corresponding slide list with the following information:
        the title of the piece, medium, size of the artwork, and the date of completion.
        Do not send original art work because portfolio will not be returned.
        E. An Artist Statement (for transfers only)

Students who have received a Department of Art scholarship the previous year must follow
these guidelines. If the applicant is a student currently enrolled in the department and is
not a first-time or transfer applicant, he or she may follow these guidelines. If the applicant
has not applied for the scholarship before, then the applicant must follow the guidelines
for first-time and transfer student applicants. (If the applicant is uncertain, please contact
the Department of Art). The application packet* for someone following this paragraph’s
guidelines should contain:

1. Complete Returning Scholarship Applicant Form
2. Submit digital portfolio in PDF format
        a. Minimum 10 works/ Maximum 20
        b. Digital slides must have a corresponding slide list with the following information:
        the title of the piece, medium, size of the artwork, and the date of completion.
        Do not submit original artwork because portfolio will not be returned.
        c. An Artist Statement
3. Letter of Intent
        a. Formal letter addressed to department chair
        b. Further information is stated on the O drive if you have questions.

*All Art Scholarship application packets must be received in a single envelope. Application
packets received in multiples and/or at different times are considered incomplete. An
incomplete packet will receive no consideration as a scholarship contender and will void


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your right to receive scholarship funds for the year applied. The Art Department claims no
responsibility to lost packets, applications, and incomplete materials. It is the applicants’
responsibility that the department receives their packet in full and by the proper date.

Requirements of All Scholarship Recipients:

 Receiving an Art Department scholarship is a competitive and celebrated award.
However, the yearly application process does not guarantee an applicant the award every
year; reapplication is necessary for every academic year. In addition to the application
process, scholarship recipients have specific requirements that they must maintain, or
their scholarship is revoked. Lack of maintaining these requirements can cause a recipient
to lose privileges of eligibility for the next year’s scholarship application process.

1. Enroll and attend a minimum of 3 hours of Art credited classes.

2. Must be advised every by a member of the Department of Art Faculty for every
semester enrolled

3. Maintain 3.0 cumulative GPA

4. Assist in two department functions. These functions include (but are not limited to):

       A. Presidential Lectureships for Art and Art History
       B. Assisting in the production and/or marketing of another student’s Senior Show or
       Independent Student Show
       C. Assisting with set-up, take-down, marketing, and/or hosting in a department art
       show
       D. Assisting in an ASA art show with set-up, take-down, marketing, and/or hosting
       the show
       E. Functions announced throughout the year specifically related to Lipscomb
       University’s Art Department

       Note: Assisting in these functions requires an Art Department faculty or staff
       member to certify your participation. Those members have the right to qualify if
       your involvement is applicable or not. The department chair has the final say if
       questions arise about involvement. The department chair also has the final say as
       to what functions scholarship recipients are allowed to use as one of their
       participation functions.



5. Recipients must reapply for scholarship on a yearly basis to receive scholarship funds
and are not guaranteed those funds every year if they apply.




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General Student Exhibition Requirements
The following are the minimum requirements and criteria for art students wishing to
pursue non-department required exhibitions on the Lipscomb University campus:

    Seeking permission for exhibition:
     1. Any art student who wishes to seek permission for an exhibition must contact
        the current gallery director (*Professor Horton) at least two months prior to
        proposed exhibit date.
     2. Graduating senior studio majors are given first priority to dates because an
        exhibition is part of their Capstone completion process.
     3. Contacting the director to request a space does not guarantee that an exhibition
        time will be available due to the restraints of priority scheduling for seniors who
        need a show as apart of their capstone. **Students are requested to remain
        flexible during the scheduling process and to give the proper two months notice
        in case unforeseen scheduling conflicts do occur.

    Display Area: The Lipscomb University’s Studio 3901 is located in the Department
     of Art studios in Sewell as a dedicated space available for student exhibitions.
     1. Art students are not permitted to display artwork on the Lipscomb University
         campus outside of this space unless under the directive of the Lipscomb
         University Department of Art.
     2. Student exhibitors are responsible for the set up and break down of their
         exhibition. This includes (but is not limited to) the set up and break down for a
         reception and reporting housekeeping or facilities issues to department
         assistant or to the Facilities main office.

    Appearance of exhibition:
     1. All art student exhibitions must demonstrate a high degree of professionalism.
     2. Professionalism includes, but is not limited to, proper display of any and all
        artworks. To curate appropriately:
        a. Artworks installed (60 inches center is typical for traditional mid- sized
            artwork) and illuminated.
        b. Individual artwork is accompanied by a legible label including the following
            information: Title, medium, and date of completion.
        c. A completed artist’s statement must be made available in the gallery space
            (either on display, or in “handout” form).
        d. The student may choose to include a pricelist if desired. These should be
            made available at the entrance of the gallery. Prices may not be prominently
            displayed nor included on the label of the artwork.

    Advertising:
     1. Any advertising materials must display a high degree of professional design.
     2. Advertising must include, but is not limited to, the following methods:
        a. Sign located directly outside the gallery space that includes the title of the
        show, the artist(s) name, dates on display, and other pertinent information such



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          as “Senior Art Exhibition” (witch must accompany all graduating senior exit
          exhibits),
          b. A minimum of 25 (more are certainly encouraged) advertising postcards to
          either have at show as a take-away or to mail to those whom the student would
          like invite to his/her exhibition.


    Documentation:
     1. All student art exhibitions must be properly documented.
     2. Documentation must be submitted to the Department of Art by one week after
     the opening day the exhibition. This documentation will be kept on file in the
     Lipscomb University Department of Art office. The documentation specifics are as
     follows:
                  a. High resolution digital Photographs of each individual work on
                  display in the space,
                  b. Overview photographs of the exterior space (with signage),
                  c. Overview photographs of the interior of the space after the work has
                  been installed.
                  d. If the work is process or performance based is must be documented
                  on digital video.
                  e. The file name for all digital images/video must include the a number
                  corresponding to the slide list located inside the jewel case of the
                  compact disk and the title of the work of the image or video.
                  f. All documentation is to be stored on compact disk with jewel case
                  and labeled with the artist(s) name, title, and dates of exhibition. Also,
                  a discursive list of all artworks on display is to be included on the inside
                  cover of the compact disk jewel case.

    Punitive Measures:
       --If any of the aforementioned requirements are not met, the responsible party will
be barred from future use of the exhibition space.

*Please note:* The official Lipscomb University logo and information is available upon
request from the Art Department office.




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Capstone Requirements
The Department of Art curriculum builds from Foundation courses through a final
capstone. The building blocks of these courses are imperative for students to experience a
breadth techniques, teaching styles, and information. This breadth of experience also
helps students grow in their skill levels and abilities as artists, designers, and teachers. As
a final capstone to their academic career, students are expected to fulfill a Capstone
course in Studio and Graphic Design.

Studio Capstone
Studio Majors are expected to set-up and display a student exhibition. The Senior Show is
a long-standing tradition at Lipscomb University, and the process is an imperative one for
students to understand and experience what goes into creating a show, advertising it, and
exhibiting it. The matrix for the exhibition for the Studio Capstone is as follows:

 1. Display Area:
          The Lipscomb University’s gallery space of Studio 3901 is located in the
          Department of Art in Sewell. It is a dedicated space available for student
          exhibitions. Art students are not permitted to display artwork on the Lipscomb
          University campus outside of this space unless under the directive of the
          Lipscomb University Art Department. Any student who is seeking an exhibition
          in the gallery space must contact the current gallery director at least two
          months prior to the proposed exhibit. Priority for exhibitions is given to
          graduating senior art students. Therefore, contacting the director to request a
          space does not guarantee that an exhibition time will be available.

   2. Appearance:
         All art student exhibitions are to demonstrate a high degree of professionalism.
         This includes, but is not limited to, proper display of any and all artworks. Work
         should be appropriately curated, installed (60 inches center is typical for
         traditional mid sized artwork), and illuminated. Individual artwork must be
         accompanied by a legible label including the following information: Title,
         medium, and date of completion. Also, a completed artist’s statement must be
         made available in the gallery space (either on display, or in “handout” form).
         The student may choose to include a pricelist if desired. These should be made
         available at the entrance of the gallery. Prices may not be prominently
         displayed nor included on the label of the artwork.

   3. Advertising:
         Any advertising materials must display a high degree of professional design.
         Advertising must include, but is not limited to, the following methods: Sign
         located directly outside the gallery space (including the title of the show, the
         artist(s) name, dates on display, and other pertinent information such as “Senior
         Art Exhibition” (which must accompany all graduating senior exit exhibits), a
         minimum of 25 (more are certainly encouraged) advertising postcards to either



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          have at show as a take-away or to mail to those whom the student would like
          invite to his/her exhibition.

   4. Documentation:
         All student art exhibitions must be properly documented. This documentation is
         to be submitted to the Art Department by one week after the opening day the
         exhibition. This documentation will be kept on file in the Lipscomb University Art
         Department office. The documentation specifics are as follows:

                   1. High resolution digital Photographs of each individual work on
                   display in the space,
                   2. Overview photographs of the exterior space (with signage),
                   3. Overview photographs of the interior of the space after the work has
                   been installed.
                   4. If the work is process or performance based is must be documented
                   on digital video.
                   5. The file name for all digital images/video must include the a
                   number corresponding to the slide list located inside the jewel case of
                   the compact disk and the title of the work of the image or video.
                   6. All documentation is to be stored on compact disk with jewel case
                   and labeled with the artist(s) name, title, and dates of exhibition. Also,
                   a discursive list of all artworks on display is to be included on the inside
                   cover of the compact disk jewel case.

       5. Punitive Measures:
                    If any of the aforementioned requirements are not met, the
                    responsible party will be barred from future use of the exhibition
                    space. If a graduating senior violates any of the requirements in
                    creating his/her “Senior Art Exhibit” he/she will receive a failing grade
                    for said exhibit.

** The official Lipscomb University logo and information is available upon request from the
Art Department office.




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Graphic Design Capstone
The Portfolio Review process for Graphic Design majors is a capstone required for exiting
the program. This process assists students in polishing their portfolios for industry
standard evaluations and necessary feedback. Without this capstone completed with a
grade of Pass, students cannot exit and graduate from the Art Department’s Graphic
Design program.

Expectations:

1. All students must present a digital cd and physical portfolio for multiple reviews. Two
initial reviews are established for the students to gain evaluations on improving their
individual portfolios. These reviews are conducted by graphic specialist instructors that will
be known as the Evaluating Instructor. In this case, it is our current adjunct, Beverly Burge.

2. The two types of portfolios may only contain Graphic Design work from the junior and
senior years for traditional students (non-traditional students need to confer with the
Evaluating Instructor). This work can come from in or outside of class during those years,
but it may only be Graphic Design specific. No paintings, sculptures, etc. are allowed in
these portfolios due to the Graphic Design industry’s standards. Some drawings are
allowed but must be approved by Evaluating Instructor.

3. Students will present their digital cd and physical portfolios for a final portfolio review
that will determine a Pass/Fail grade on their capstone and determine if the students are
eligible for graduation.

Note: All students are expected to have their portfolios improve from review to review so
that their best work is handed to the Final Review Panel. The review panel will consist of
members from the Graphic Design industry. Portfolios that do not show improvement
from review to review will have that factored into their final evaluation score number.
However, the Evaluating Instructor will distribute final grades of Pass/Fail.

Content Check-List for Portfolio

1. Resume

2. 10-12 pieces with objectives for each piece and how the objectives are executed

A students’ portfolio is the first impression that a company sees of their work. Executing it
effectively is imperative for a Graphic Designer to get his/her foot in the door, in addition to
getting a Pass grade on the portfolio. Tom Jordan is a creative director who often
evaluates Graphic Design portfolios. He gives these suggestions for creating and
presenting an effective and unique portfolio:
        “A good graphic portfolio will have 8 to 12 pieces. The presentation is just as
        important as the pieces themselves. Why? It is a reflection of their attention to the
        details. If the portfolio is sent via email, a PDF or power point works fine. Most
        designers today have personal websites. If there is flash animation involved most


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        use the website or send a CD. For the actual interview, have actual pieces mounted
        and titled.
        The portfolio for graphic designers should include the following: (All pieces should
        be contemporary in look and feel). Some ideas for content are:
        (1) Logo design and include concepts (doesn't have to be fictitious - demonstrates
        thought process), (2) package design that follows a clear objective yet innovative
        marketing approach (shows all the detailing on package i.e. ingredients,
        instructions, etc, (3) poster or other large graphic format (opportunity to be artistic)
        e.g. theater or museum opening - don't do travel or other predictable graphics. (4)
        CD music or DVD movie cover (opportunity to push the envelope), (5) Website
        design can be static Photoshop designs - but include 1st and 2nd pages - consider
        user paths. (6) Restaurant Name, logo, menu design.”
As Jordan explains, these components for content and design are important to executing
an exemplary portfolio. Exhibiting these qualities and ideas are imperative to a students’
digital portfolio.

The Review Components

Initial review: Students must establish an appointment with the Evaluating Instructor for
the Graphic Design capstone by TBA. Appointments are considered business meetings, so
missing a meeting, showing up late, or not establishing an appointment affects the final
score.
         A. Purposes of Initial Review:
             1. Establishes the initial state of the student’s portfolio.
             2. Discusses areas needed for improvement.
             3. Answers questions or concerns by students.
             4. Develops ways for student to improve, such as what to take out of their
         portfolio, what work to add, pieces to create for the portfolio, etc.

Second Review: Students will again meet with the Evaluating Instructor by TBA.
      A. Purpose of Second Review:
         1. Gives students a professional, objective evaluation before improving their
         portfolio for a final review by members of the industry.

Final Review: This review assists in deciding a Pass/Fail grade of students’ submitted
portfolios. This review will take place TBA. Students must submit their final digital cd and
physical portfolio to the Department for this event.
        A. Purpose of Final Review:
           1. Determines if a student portfolio is successful.
           2. Gives students feedback for improvement on their portfolio.
           3. Final evaluation and review gives students tools to present a portfolio to the
           industry that is worthy of a job interview.

Scoring Rubrics

Students will receive a scoring rubric that outlines the weight for all components of the
Capstone: Portfolio Review. The components for portfolio review relate to two different


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scoring rubrics. All reviews and improvements prior to the Final Review (Initial and Second
Reviews) are evaluated on the first rubric. The Final Review has its own scoring rubric.
These rubrics assist the Evaluating Professor in determining the final score of Pass/Fail.
Final scores will take into account improvement from review to review as well as a sense of
responsibility and professionalism. Again, the final grade equates to a Pass/Fail grade.

Scoring

The overall determining grade for the Capstone: Portfolio Review (Graphic Design
Concentration) is a Pass or Fail grade. The rubrics (as explained above) assist in
determining a Pass or Fail grade. Below is outlined how each rubric works, their scoring,
and the total number of points possible.

Initial Review Rubric: (Rubric #1—Scale of 0-5)
Second Review Rubric: (Rubric #1—Scale of 0-5)
**Note: The improvement score can sway the pass or fail grade positively or negatively
depending upon a student’s efforts.
Final Review Rubric: 100 total points (Rubric #2—Scale of 0-10)
**Students will then receive copies of the professional reviews after the final evaluations
so that they will have access to their evaluated strengths and weaknesses. (See samples of
the rubric for more detailed information--attached).




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Independent Studies
Effective February 2007, the Department of Art has restrictions on independent
studies. Due to the fact that many of our professors teach overloads and that our
accrediting society frowns heavily on independent studies with out absolute necessity, we
can only do independent studies under the following conditions in our department: (Revised
August 8, 2007)


    1. If a class does not make with at least 3 students and must be taught as an
       independent study
    2. If the student has severe and frequently documented learning disabilities for at
       least 1 academic year previous to requesting the independent study. However, this
       is exception is not always granted if special privileges are made for testing and
       note-taking and studio critiques.
    3. If the student is preparing for an art history minor (such as a distributive minor, etc.)
       However, all of the art histories must be taken and independent studies are for
       additional required hours and are concentrated on themes/artists in art history
       decided upon by the student and professor.

Contracts must be acquired from the professor. The narrative of the study must be written
by the student. Contracts must then by approved and signed by the professor of record
and the department chair, as well as the student.

Internships

The Department of Art allows for internships within the curriculum. However, all internship
requests should be initiated through the Career Development Center. The center then
works with the department chair to finalize internship and credit hours. This also center
helps students find internship, plan for careers, and works to polish resumes and
interviewing skills.
Please contact Leslie Ellis or Lisa Shacklett for more information.

Art Travel Courses
Art Travel Courses are led by various professors but come with high expectations. Students
must meet with their advisors and have approval from the advisor before Art Travel can
then be taken. A student must then enter into a contract with the professor and the
department.




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Organizations and Conferences
Art Student Association (ASA)—Lipscomb University’s organization for students’ affiliated
with the Department of Art. The ASA is an organization to build community among the
majors and to build networking opportunities within the art community. Professor Horton
is the faculty advisor and can be contacted for information on how to join.

Students are also encouraged to join arts organizations such as AIGA, SECAC and CAA and
to attend their conferences if able to do so. See department assistant for more
information.



Facilities
The Department of Art has facilities in three places: Sewell Basement, Holman House, and
the Portables (next to Holman House).

    Sewell—Houses studio spaces for two dimensional design, painting labs, Studio
     3901 gallery space, photography labs, and a smaller graphic design lab. **Sewell
     is the temporary home of the large graphic design Mac lab that was once in Burton.
    Holman House—home to most department faculty and staff offices.
    The Portables—house tools, materials, and classroom space for three-dimensional
     design, ceramics, sculpture, and Art Education.

Use of Facilities
These facilities hold a variety of tools and materials necessary for student projects, and
often hold student projects in process. Due to state law, students are not allowed in non-
dormitory spaces overnight. Thus, Campus Safety will kick students out of Art Facilities
between the hours of 2 and 6 AM.




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Expectations, Fees, and Fines
The Department of Art equipment and tools range in sizes and expense. The equipment
and tools typically relate to specific classes. Students taking those classes are explained
proper procedure when using the equipment and tools. Often, students who use the Art
Facilities are not necessarily taking classes or they formerly took classes but are not Art
Majors. The listings of expectations and fines apply to all students, regardless of their
major. The fines will be taken out of a student’s account, and the possibility of a hold on a
student’s (or students’) account(s) is possible depending on the severity of the damage
and/or the expenses and consequences related to the issue at hand.

       1. Students are responsible for knowing proper procedure and should ask the
       faculty member over the class for help if there are questions about procedure.
       Students who misuse equipment and tools to the point that they break will be fined
       in accordance to departmental fine listing.
       2. Student(s) who attempt (or succeed) in defacing facilities or purposely break
       materials and smaller tools/equipment will pay a minimum of a $50 fine (each if
       the case is more than one). If damages exceed the total amount fined, then the
       fine for the student(s) will be adjusted higher to cover the damages done.
       3. Students who use department materials (such as painting, printmaking ink, etc)
       without the explicit and specific permission of the department chair and/or faculty
       member in charge of the materials will be fined a minimum of $50. The fine would
       only go up to cover the cost of used materials.
       4. Students who “borrow” department equipment, tools, and materials without
       permission may be fined a minimum of $20 if the items in question are returned
       without defect. The fine goes up if the items in question are damaged or broken. If
       the item(s) is not returned by the end of the semester and the student is proven to
       have taken it, they will be fined the cost of the item(s).
       5. If students are apart of an organization that “borrows,” damages, and/or breaks
       the Department of Art’s equipment, tools, and/or materials, the Department of Art
       reserves the right to fine the organization in addition to the students involved. If
       individual students cannot be identified but the organization can, then the
       organization will be fined as stated in the prior statement #4. If the students are
       identified, then they will be fined individually as stated in statement #4, but the
       organization will also be fined a minimum of the cost of one student’s yearly dues
       as set by the particularly organization whose members did the “borrowing” (without
       permission), damaging and/or breaking of department equipment, tools, and
       materials. The organization will only be fined alongside the individuals if it is proven
       that the students were using the equipment, tools, and materials for something in
       correlation to the organization.
       6. Students who damage, break, or steal other students’ personal materials and
       tools will be fined a minimum of $35 to the department. Depending on the severity
       of the offense, the fine may be increased.




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I, _________________, do hereby declare that I have read the Department of Art Handbook in
its entirety. Thus, I certify that I, _______________________, understand that I am bound by
the rules, regulations, and expectations held in this handbook, the school catalogue, and the
syllabi written by the faculty of the Department of Art. I, ____________________, understand
that not adhering to expectations set by these documents is like breaking a contract with the
department. I also understand that it is my responsibility to be familiar with these rules,
regulations, and expectations, and it is my responsibility to uphold them.


_______________________                                   _____________________
Student Signature                                               Date Signed



_______________________                                   _____________________
Signature of Dept. Chair                                        Date Signed




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