All art and design majors must acquire 6 art/design event credits every fall and spring semester for a total of 12. The types of events that qualify for credit can be found in the bulleted list below. In order to receive credit for attending or participating in an event, you will track your Art Event credits using the suitable app (the same app you use for chapel credits.)
When you open the app, across the top banner it should say “ACU Compass.” If it says that, you are in the correct place for tracking chapel credit and anything else not A&D related, but not your art event credits. Next to those words, there should be a little white arrow that triggers a drop-down menu. There, you should see the option for “CAHSS Compass.” If you click on that, it should direct you to the page where the A+D badge is!
This policy is somewhat akin to the Music Department’s rehearsal credit policy. These events may include, but are not limited to:
- Gallery opening receptions
- Events in the Abilene Center for Contemporary Arts like ArtWalk
- Lectures given by visiting artists or special event guest speakers,
- Art & Design Chapel ( 2 credits per semester maximum),
- Professional Chapter meetings (such as ASID or AIA),
- Field trips to market/or businesses in the student’s field of study
- Visits to art museums (The Grace or NCCIL in Abilene or museums in your home town)
All art and design majors are required to attend all student show openings. Presentations and lectures by visiting interior designers, architects and artists will also be required of all majors unless announced otherwise.
Note: It is your responsibility to submit your art events periodically using the link above. Failure to complete the art events will result in departmental probation.
For Interior Design Majors
The interior design majors are strongly urged to attend all special presentations by designers or architects and to become student members of the ACU Student Chapter of ASID. Departmental out-of-town events can be counted with one event credit per site visited or conference presentation attended, up to a maximum of 3 credits. Students may verify this credit by turning in a travel list signed by the sponsoring professor showing their attendance. A schedule will be provided; please make the appropriate arrangements. To secure your event credit, turn in some kind of semi-official documentation to the main office, along with an Art Event Credit Request Form (available in the “Forms” section). If you have a question about whether or not a particular activity will count towards your event credit, please inquire at the main office beforehand. Students failing to provide acceptable proof of attendance may be placed on departmental probation. Please note that in addition to these 6 events, there may be a number of departmental meetings at which your attendance will be required.