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Internships will involve a work experience component, as well as an additional work or study component. They will also include some form of self-reflective component such as a journal where the student records and reflects on their learning. Additional program requirements and rules also apply (See Appendix B).

Only up to 12 credits worth of independent studies AND experience credits combined can be counted toward a degree in VPA (per college rules).

Absence Policy

Most courses in the Department of Design are not courses based on a textbook, but rather rely on information and techniques taught in class. Because semesters are only 14 weeks long, each absence constitutes missing a significant part of the class experience. Additionally, students are expected to recognize the importance of professional behavior and to show respect for faculty and their fellow students by arriving on time to class each week. Therefore, the following absence policies are in place.