Art Department Current Students
The visual arts have occupied a central place at Missouri Valley College since its beginning in 1889. All students, regardless of their major, are encouraged to take part in the remarkable visual arts program. Located on the top floor of historical Baity Hall, the Art Department offers classes in drawing, painting, ceramics, photography, and art history. The Art Department hosts many special events for the campus and community, including guest lectures, film festivals, visiting artist demonstrations, gallery openings and exhibitions, and much more.
The Missouri Valley College art faculty bring a wide array of skills and expertise to the department. Both in and outside of the classroom, the faculty work with students in groups and individually to help nurture and develop each studentís own unique vision. Our faculty are working artists, whose own time in the studio enables them to bring a fresh perspective to working with students.
Art Department Attendance Policy
Attendance for all classes including class critiques is mandatory. MWF students can miss 3 days; TR students can miss 2 days. These are unexcused absences. It is your responsibility to discuss/email all excused absences with your professor prior to the absence. An email stating you are sick does not create an excused absence. Excused absences are approved school events with prior written notification from the student, doctor's note stating illness, or a funeral program.
After unexcused absence limit is reached, your grade will decline:
- 4 absences = reduction of one letter grade
- 5 absences = reduction of two letter grades
- 6 or more = class failure
- 3 absenses = reduction of one letter grade
- 4 absenses = reduction of two letter grades
- 5 or more = class failure
- 2 absences = reduction of one letter grade
- 3 absences = reduction of two letter grades
- 4 or more = class failure
Any student who misses two consecutive weeks of class, or has missed 50% of class periods by mid-term, is subject to being administratively withdrawn from that class by the Professor, however, the Professor is not required to take this action. It is the responsibility of the student to withdraw from any class that they are not attending. If the Professor initiates the withdraw, they will submit the proper withdraw form to the Registrar's office and the student will then be notified of this action by the Registrar's office. If the withdraw takes place within the first 6 weeks of class the student will receive a grade of "W". If the withdraw takes place after the 6th week of class, the student will receive a "WF" or "WP". Readmission will be considered only for extenuating circumstances as approved by the Vice President of Academic Affairs and the Registrar. In such cases, where readmission is approved, a readmit fee of $350.00 will be charged. If a student drops below full-time status of 12 hours, financial aid may be adversely affected. Resident students dropping below 12 hours will be asked to move out of campus housing.
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