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Design Dept COVID-19 Updates 7/2/20

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For official BYU policies and procedures regarding COVID-19, please visit: https://www.byu.edu/coronavirus

In an abundance of caution and until further notice, the Department of Design office will be closed and switch to an online presence only where staff will work remotely. We will be available to answer questions through email and will help in any way that we can. For assistance, contact the office at designdepartment@byu.edu.

Classes:
Spring & Summer 2020 - All courses at BYU, including its Salt Lake Center, will be through remote instruction.

Grading for Winter 2020:
For more information on final grades for Winter 2020, follow the link below: https://enrollment.byu.edu/registrar/grading-adjustments-for-winter-2020

Each student will have a choice regarding how their final grade in each class is recorded. At the end of this semester only, faculty will submit a letter grade. Students can then choose to keep the standard grade given or move to a pass/fail for each specific course.

Standard Grade A-C = Pass
Standard Grade D-F = Fail

Pass and Fail grade will not affect GPA. A "Pass" will count as a passing grade and a completed academic credit. For this semester only, a "Fail" will not adversely affect GPA and no credit will be given for that course.

Labs:
Health officials are encouraging social distance and as such it is preferred that you not come in to the labs but rather stay home/go home and finish the semester from there. Certain labs will continue to be open, but working from home is the preference if you have access to a good computer that runs the software you need.
The Letterpress and Graphic Design Resource Room are closed. If you need access to the letterpress, please email - byuresourceroom@gmail.com

Print Lab:
The Print scan lab will move to appointment only hours. Students should sign up for an appointment at: printlab.byu.edu
Or for direct access: Picktime.com/printing

RISO Lab:
The RISO lab will move to appointment only hours. This will continue through SP/SU 2020. Students should sign up for an appointment at: RISO Lab
Or for direct access: Picktime.com/printing

BFA Labs:
While BFA labs remain open, we encourage you to work remotely whenever possible. If BYU policy about building access changes, we will update this page.

Study Abroad:
All Spring & Summer study abroad programs have been cancelled, no matter the location in the world. This includes Study Abroad Field Study, Internships, Externships, Executive Program Experience, and any other mentored student learning experiences.

Department Events:
In light of state, church and local government recommendations about holding large meetings, the following Department events have been cancelled:

Annual Design Student Show: Postposed until Fall 2020

For official BYU policies and procedures regarding COVID-19, please visit: https://www.byu.edu/coronavirus

ADMISSIONS


BFA APPLICATIONS:
Due to current circumstances, the Department of Design has moved the June 2020 BFA application deadline for Animation, Graphic Design, Illustration and Photography to June 15th.
All BFA applications will be submitted through Slideroom, and will open 30 days prior to the deadline. The application will close at 11:59pm on June 15th, with no grace period. No physical portfolios or sketchbooks will be dropped off. Everything will be digital.
Requirements for the upcoming BFA applications have been updated.

BA APPLICATION:
The Design BA application deadline will remain June 1st.

For official BYU policies and procedures regarding COVID-19, please visit: https://www.byu.edu/coronavirus

AREA SPECIFIC INFORMATION


Animation:
Students who need access to computer labs may still access certain lab spaces to work on their class projects.
The group projects continue to move forward but will be slowed temporarily as we get further instruction from the university. If you can work on them from home then please do so and continue to make progress. If not, we suggest you wait for further instruction from the program, department, and the university. We will be flexible with the projects but hopeful to continue them without much delay.

Graphic Design:
There will be no further exhibiting of BFA Capstone shows in the HFAC. For individual BFA capstone project concerns, please contact your faculty mentor.

Illustration:
There will be no further exhibiting of BFA Capstone shows in the HFAC. For individual BFA capstone project concerns, please contact your faculty mentor.

Photography:
The photography Spring field trip has been cancelled. BYU has suspended all domestic and international travel.

For individual BFA capstone project concerns, please contact your faculty mentor.

For official BYU policies and procedures regarding COVID-19, please visit: https://www.byu.edu/coronavirus

INTERNSHIPS


Spring/Summer Internships Not Yet Started:
There is a webpage set up that explains the details of the new internship suspension exemptions:  https://experience.byu.edu/summer-2020-internship-statement. It also details the process (including more documentation and paperwork) the student will need to go through if they qualify for these exemptions. Please read through these details carefully and let our office know if you have any questions.

The department has also updated their COVID-19 Internship FAQ page:  https://experience.byu.edu/covid-19-faqs. Please review the information there. If a student is doing a remote internship, on their internship application they will still need to include that information in the internship description text box; otherwise, they will be denied.

Domestic (but not international) internships for Fall Semester will be authorized by the Office of Experiential Learning and Internships when the provider signs both the Internship Master Agreement and Addendum One, and when the student intern signs the COVID Assumption of Risk and Waiver form. All approved internships are subject to cancellation or postponement before and after they begin depending of the evolution of the COVID 19 pandemic.

For official BYU policies and procedures regarding COVID-19, please visit: https://www.byu.edu/coronavirus

EXHIBITIONS

For summer term, the gallery has resumed operation with a limited amount of physical exhibitions in the BF Larsen and Gallery 303. While we are not hosting receptions of any kind, if you find yourself on campus stop by the HFAC to see some current work by Art and Design students.

EXHIBITION PROPOSAL PRIORITY DEADLINE

The deadline for priority consideration for Fall 2020 exhibitions is typically late June. However, in light of the recent decision by the university regarding how Fall semester will run, the gallery is extending that date. The  new  exhibition proposal priority deadline will be July 20th, at which time they will be scheduling the Fall exhibitions. If you plan to have an exhibition this Fall (especially if you are a BFA or MFA student planning to graduate), talk to your faculty advisor and then submit your proposal via the form on our website,  galleries.byu.edu, under  Propose an Exhibition on the menu.

*Be certain that your proposal includes a thorough description of what your exhibition will involve or look like. It has been problematic in the past when students submit proposals have little or no description of the work, and consequently do not get scheduled for space appropriate to their exhibition.

WOOD SHOP

The wood shop in room B315 is open again for regular hours, 9am-5pm Monday through Friday. Wood shop availability is subject to change at any time. Summer is always low-traffic anyways, but gallery staff may decide to limit capacity in the wood shop for social distancing safety purposes.  A mask is required at all times in the wood shop; it is strongly recommended you bring your own but we do have a small supply of disposable masks available if you arrive without one. Students must have previously received training and present their shop card to gallery staff at time of use. If you need to use the wood shop but have not previously received training, please contact the gallery director- gallery_director@byu.edu

For official BYU policies and procedures regarding COVID-19, please visit: https://www.byu.edu/coronavirus

DIGITAL RESOURCES


As BYU continues to operate remotely, BYU OIT has laptops that can be borrowed for the remainder of the semester. Follow this link for more information: Learn Anywhere

If that doesn't work for your needs, the Design Department has some resources available for checkout as well: designdepartment@byu.edu

ADOBE ACCESS:
Adobe has temporarily made the Creative Cloud suite available to all students. This will be granted through May 31, 2020 at no additional cost.
Here are the basic instructions for students:

  • Download the Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop app from http://adobe.byu.edu
  • Run the downloaded installer
  • Login to the Creative Cloud Desktop app with your NetID@byu.edu and password
  • Use the Creative Cloud Desktop app to download any of the desired Adobe Creative Cloud application

If you have any questions please call OIT: 801-422-4000

For official BYU policies and procedures regarding COVID-19, please visit: https://www.byu.edu/coronavirus

ADVISEMENT


The CFAC Advisement Center is now working remotely. They will be available by phone M-F 8:00am - 11:00a, (801-422-3777), and will be working from 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday - Friday. The advisement center website:
cfacadvise.byu.edu will be updated as needed.