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1. Professional Program workshops are structured such that each student’s work is openly discussed between the instructor and classmates in a live classroom setting. Students should expect constructive criticism of their work in class. While a student may not agree with all of the notes that he or she is given, the student is expected to be open to hearing criticism and to be appropriately receptive to what their instructor has to say.

2. Students are not only expected to attend classes regularly and to show up on time, they are also expected to actively participate in their workshop. This means not only listening to comments about their own work, but providing constructive criticism of their classmates’ work when they are invited to by the instructor.

3. While criticism from an instructor should never be demeaning, it should always be straightforward. While receiving encouraging feedback and positive reinforcement is very important, the student should not expect that they will only be told that their work is fantastic. No matter how good a project may be, it can be improved, and the goal of our instructors is to help make that happen. That’s the primary purpose of this course.

4. Cell phone use and uninvited guests are not permitted in class. Auditing is not allowed. Laptop and iPad use should be limited to taking notes. There will be no texting, emailing or internet research done during class.

5. We believe in creating and maintaining a supportive learning environment for our students. To that end, all students are expected to treat their instructor and classmates with the utmost respect and to contribute to a safe and comfortable classroom experience. Disruptive, demeaning, or antagonistic behavior will not be tolerated.


The UCLA Professional Programs administration reserves the right to a) dismiss any student at any time, without refund, or b) refuse further or continued enrollment in UCLA Professional Programs courses, if and when the student does not conform to federal, state, and local laws, and/or does not respect the personal rights of others and the educational purposes and standards of the Programs, and when the administration deems such action to be in the best interests of the student, student body, instructor, or Program. Behavior or situations that violate the UCLA Professional Programs’ standards include, but are not limited to: Disorderly conduct, erratic behavior, or any interference with normal Program activities. Violation of accepted standards of decency. Failure to respect the instructor’s authority over the class. Making unreasonable demands of classmates and instructors. Harassment of any kind. Dishonesty, plagiarism, copyright infringement. Assault, threats of injury or harm, theft, property damage. Possession of firearms or dangerous weapons. Possession, use, or distribution of alcohol or illegal drugs.

UCLA Professional Programs students are expected to maintain personal integrity and to respect the integrity of the Programs. The UCLA Professional Programs administration reserves the right to refuse further enrollment in UCLA Professional Programs courses if the student demonstrates unwillingness or refusal to complete homework assignments, unwillingness or refusal to actively participate in courses, and/or unwillingness or refusal to contribute to a professional and productive classroom environment.


The UCLA Professional Programs periodically takes photos or short video clips during our classes and events. By signing below, students give UCLA Professional Programs permission to use their images, and understand that we do not offer compensation for using their images, on our website, ads, and social media.


There are 3 possible grades in a Professional Programs class: Pass, No Pass, and Incomplete:

A Pass is given to students who attend class regularly and turn in all completed assignments in a timely manner.

A No Pass is normally given to students who do not attend class regularly and do not complete their assignments. Students who miss four classes in one quarter will receive a No Pass for that quarter.

An instructor may choose to give a student an Incomplete, if, for example, the student attends class regularly, but has not turned in an assignment on time. A student who receives an Incomplete may have their grade changed to Pass, provided that they turn in all assignments by the end of the following quarter. Students who do not turn in their incomplete work by the end of the following quarter will receive a No Pass. Students who receive a No Pass may not have their grade changed. Grades are determined by the instructors of each class. Instructors are not obligated to give notes on projects that are turned in after the original due date.

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