TIME/CREDIT FORMULA POLICIES

TIME/CREDIT FORMULA POLICIES

At Moore College of Art & Design, in lecture/academic/seminar courses, one semester hour of credit equals one hour of class instruction and at least 2 hours of work outside class. Moore’s academic calendar includes a fall, spring and summer term. The fall and spring semesters include 14 weeks of instruction and at least one week of final critiques and exams.  The summer semester is 12 weeks in duration.  Students spend approximately the same number of class hours and complete the same amount of preparation/outside of class work as they would in a fall or spring semester as the number of scheduled hours of class time per week is increased to be equivalent to the number of class time hours per week in a 15 week semester with 14 weeks of instruction and one week of final critiques and exams. During the 12 week summer semester, courses offered within a 2, 4 or 6 week period are considered intensives and are scheduled with the equivalent number of hours in class as a semester long class.

The formula for the number of hours of class time and the number of expected hours of work outside of clas time per credit are applied regardless of the number of weeks scheduled for the course.

Moore offers independent study on the undergraduate and graduate level as an option for fulfilling elective credits. Students must independently complete approximately the same number of class hours and hours of work outside of class when pursuing an independent study as they would in completing a course with equivalent credit during a given term.  For more information about the undergraduate approval process please see BFA Student Handbook. For more information about the graduate approval process please see Graduate Student Handbook.

There are two classes in the undergraduate program that do not carry credit; a remedial English composition course, WRIT099; and Basic Design Lab, which is required of all incoming students. Students in WRIT099 must attend the same number of class hours as a 3 credit semester long academic course with 14 weeks of instruction with one week of final exams and must complete the same amount of work outside of class per credit as a student in a 3 credit academic course. Students in the undergraduate program may complete more than 3 hours of effort per credit in the Art Education Student Teaching Seminar and during the required internships.