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Visual Merchandising Arts


Attendance is mandatory. It is the student’s responsibility to be present when roll call is taken.

  • Any student missing four classes (regardless of compassionate or medical leave) may receive a penalty of 5 marks.
  • Two lates constitute an absence. Late means arriving late or leaving early.

Any student who misses more than five classes, illnesses included, may be required to repeat the course.

Late Policy

  • Projects are due on the date and time given on the project sheet, or as posted by the professor.
  • Students should make every effort to hand their work in on time. It is usually beneficial to the student to hand in incomplete work in order to avoid late penalties.

Projects which are submitted after call dates will receive an automatic 20% mark reduction on the missing portion of the work for the first calendar day late and a further loss of 5% for each subsequent late calendar day, (including weekends) until zero has been reached.

  • Late assignments must be placed in the professor’s mailbox by a secretary in the School of Fashion office, room D3035. The secretaries will date and sign assignments that are brought to the office.
  • Students should keep a copy of all assignments, especially those not given directly to the faculty member.

Presentation of Work

  • Because of the importance of presentation in the field of Visual Merchandising, all projects MUST be handed in to the professor in a professional manner.

All drawing information must include the student’s name and date of assignment.

All written information must be typed, including the student’s name and date of the assignment.


If you begin to have difficulty with subject please see the faculty member about a tutorial at any time. Do not leave this to the end of the semester.

Office hours are posted on office doors, however an appointment should be made to ensure the faculty member and the student do not waste time.

Please check with faculty that the time you would like to meet is mutually convenient.


The college student is considered an adult learner, meaning they take responsibility for their learning and participating fully in the education experience.

The college student:

  1. Shows respect for their peers and faculty by being on time (arriving 10 minutes before class) and being prepared to begin working in class. Being late disrupts the professor, the class and the learning activities.
  1. Checks weekly schedules to determine and prioritize workload. This includes reading appropriate chapters of textbooks before lectures as instructed or identifying required supplies for an activity and bring them to class.
  1. Communicates verbally in a clear, effective and constructive manner (e.g. speaking when appropriate in class, not disrupting other students and activities, requesting deadlines if required). Attempts to answer questions himself/herself before asking the professor.
  1. Demonstrates strong organizational skills including taking notes in class, organizing notes and handouts in binder format and keeping copies of handouts and written assignments.
  1. Presents all work in a professional and visually attractive manner. Assignments should follow or exceed the requirements set out by the professor.
  1. Conducts research and develops ideas on a routine basis (in and out of class).
  1. Is responsible for all content and materials covered in class. In-class activities/projects cannot be rescheduled. Students missing in-class activities/projects forfeit the mark.
  1. Routinely checks course materials for changes (postings, emails, announcements, voicemails) without being instructed to.
  1. Takes personal responsibility for ensuring all group and individual work is complete and correct.
  1. Engages in behaviour that is respectful of others and their property, being inclusive, dressing appropriately for the task at hand, and demonstrating concern for the safety and well-being of others.