Faculty: Please outline your grading policy here, including grading scale and specific participation requirements, as well as how and where you will communicate grades to students.


The only way to improve your photography is to take pictures. This grading formula rewards taking pictures consistently over the semester with the aim of making you a better photographer. There are lab exercises, discussions, and homework assignments every week. If you complete these conscientiously and on time, you will get full credit, (1 point is subtracted for late assignments.) Midterm and Final projects will be graded for quality and creativity with a rubric.  Grades will be posted on Blackboard regularly.

Grades will be based on:

  • 10 Homework assignments: Up to 5 points each, 50 possible total points
  • Midterm and Final Project: Up to 15 points each, 30 possible total points
  • Quiz: 10 points total
  • Essay: 5 points
  • Office hours: Must attend 2 offices hours, 2.5 points each, total 5 points


Homework will be assigned each week of the semester and be due before the start of the following class. Turn in your image homework to Flickr. You must share 5 of your best images on my Flickr page. Each assignment is worth up to 5 points, 1 point is subtracted for late assignments.

Any written assignments should be emailed to me.


Mid-term and Final Projects will take place over several weeks with components due each week. They will be graded according to the project rubric which rewards creative and varied use of composition, good technique and participation in critiques.

Lab Exercises and Quizzes

Lab exercises and quizzes will be done during class hours and submitted on OpenLab.


If you will not be able to hand in coursework on the scheduled due date, it is your responsibility to notify the instructor BEFORE the due date. You are responsible for completing all lab exercises, comments, homework and projects even if you are absent.

Points are deducted for late work. It’s better to turn in incomplete projects than late projectsand to attend the critique/comment on classmates work even if your work is incomplete. 

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