One credit represents 15 clock hours. Courses are held for 10 weeks with additional practicum and lab or project work required. A student is classified as full-time who takes 12 or more credit hours per semester. The internship can be completed concurrently with academic courses. Internships require 20 clock hours per academic credit.


Class attendance is an obligation. All students are expected to attend regularly and punctually all classes in which they are enrolled. Failure to do so may lead to being dropped from the course or a failing grade. Each course and instructor has explicit requirements. It is the instructor's prerogative to define "excused" and "unexcused" absences. If a student has "unexcused" absences for more then 20% of the total scheduled classes, the instructor may drop the student from the course. Students who are dropped may appeal the action and may apply for remedial assignments to complete the requirements.


Students who have been dropped for excessive absences or who have dropped courses may request reinstatement. If the instructor approves the reinstatement, the student may continue the course with the remedial assignments agreed upon.

Changes to Course Schedule

Students may not change courses after the end of late registration. Please see financial fees for information on course refund for withdrawing from scheduled courses. The Studio School reserves the right to cancel courses that do not meet the minimum number of students required (8 for Level I and II). Level III and the Capstone project are independent and guided learning experiences and not subject to the minimum class size requirement.

Grading System

Degree of attainment of course objectives is indicated by a point system:
4 = Outstanding
3 = Above average
2 = Average
1 = Passing, below average
0 = Failure
W = Withdrawn
I = Incomplete
P = Pass - used for Internships
A = Audit

Quality points earned for each courses are determined by multiplying the number of quantity points for each grade by the number of credit hours each course carries. A students grade point average is computed by adding the total quality points for all course for which quality point values may be computed, then dividing by the corresponding number of credit hours attempted during the same period. The grade of pass "P"or "F" is awarded for internship courses. A student who believes a grade has been calculated incorrectly may appeal within one semester of earning the grade. Students may repeat a course in which he or she has enrolled previously and pay the requisite fees. The grade in the first course is not counted toward the student's overall average.

Academic Status

A student's academic status is a general indication of the student's eligibility to remain in school and is determined on a case-to-case basis. A student's average "grade point average" or "GPA" of 2 or better is required to graduate.

Graduation Requirements

The Studio School awards a Certificate in Art Documentation upon satisfactory completion of 24 credits of approved study.

1. Completed work in each level as specified, with an average of 2 or better with a minimum of 24 credits.

2. A passing grade of P for internship/fieldwork experience

3. Certification all fees have been paid in full.

Student Complaints

Students Complaints relative to actions of school officials shall be addressed to the Louisiana State Board of Regents, Proprietary Schools Section, PO Box 3677, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3677. 225.342.4253, only after the Student has unsuccessfully attempted to resolve the matter with the School, after having first filed a written and signed complaint with the School's Officials.