School of Art Policies

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Payment Policy
Working Alone
Participation, Attendance, and Grades
Unclaimed Student Work
Plagiarism and Cheating


Material fees are due at time of issue, debit machines at the following locations:

  • Main Office – 313 ARTlab
  • Art Barn – 110 Ceramics/Sculpture
  • Mac Lab – 335 ARTlab

For more information on the School of Art's material fee payment policy click here.


Due to liability issues the office will not be able to accept assignments from students. This includes dropping off/picking up papers for grader/markers. Students must make arrangements with their instructors to drop off late assignments.


▶ Click here for the full working alone policy

In Case of Emergency (24 hours, every day of the year)

DIAL #555 from your MTS or Rogers cell phone

555 from the University Telephone System, or

204.474.9341 from any other phone

204.474.9312 for Safewalk
Code Blue Poles and Red Phones also have direct access to Security Services on Campus.


Final Exam Policy
Please visit the ▶ Registrar's Office Final Exam Policies page for more information final exam deferrals, conflicts, final grades, and personal belongings at final exams.

Grade Appeal Policy
A student may appeal the grade received in a course for the following reasons: the student questions the grade assigned, the student believes that the method of evaluation was not valid or reasonable in the circumstances, the student believes that the evaluated material or content deviated substantially from the course outline without reasonable and consensual notice, the student believes that the School’s regulations governing evaluation were misapplied. Please visit our ▶ Grade Appeals Policy page for more information.

Class Attendance Policy

Regular attendance is expected of all students in all courses. The Office of the School of Art will issue a letter of warning when a student has had three unexcused absences for any course in a given term. An instructor may initiate procedures to debar a student from attending classes and from final examinations and/or from receiving credit where unexcused absences exceed those permitted.

Statement on Student Participation
in the Presentation or Discussion of Art

At the School of Art, required and elective courses may contain content that includes working from the nude model and language, imagery, or dialogue that may offend students. In viewing and discussing works of art, the School of Art encourages the broadest possible tolerance consistent with Canadian law. 


Return of Student Work

The recommended retention period for unclaimed student work is 4 months after the end of term, however, if the works in question are large and difficult to store, your faculty may set a shorter retention period, no less than 2 weeks. It is important to state that unclaimed assignments will become property of the School of Art and will be disposed of at its discretion 


Plagiarism and Cheating Policy

To plagiarize is to take ideas, lines of argument, or words of another person and pass them off as one’s own. In short, it is stealing something intangible rather than an object. Obviously, it is not necessary to state the source of well-known or easily verifiable facts, but students are expected to acknowledge the sources of ideas and expressions they use in their written work, whether quoted directly or paraphrased. This applies to diagrams, statistical tables and the like, as well as to written material, and materials or information from Internet sources. To provide adequate and correct documentation is not only an indication of academic honesty but is also a courtesy that enables the reader to consult these sources with ease. Failure to do so constitutes plagiarism. It will also be considered plagiarism and/or cheating if a student submits a term paper written in whole or in part by someone other than him/herself, or copies the answer or answers of another student in any test, examination, or take-home assignment. Plagiarism or any other form of cheating in examinations, or term tests (e.g., crib notes) is subject to serious academic penalty (e.g. suspension or expulsion from the faculty or university). A student found guilty of contributing to cheating in examinations or term assignments is also subject to serious academic penalty.