Based on the “General Regulations for Students at Zurich University of the Arts” (enacted on 18 December 2017), student performance is graded as follows:
|A||Outstanding (6): distinguished performance|
|B||Very good (5.5): above-average performance|
|C||Good (5): good and solid overall performance|
|D||Satisfactory (4.5): average performance|
|E||Sufficient (4): performance satisfies minimum requirements|
|FX||Fail (3.5): some rework is required (up to one year for resubmission of work)|
|F||Clear fail / Gradation: 3 = insufficient, 2 = weak, 1 = very weak, i.e., no work done, absent student or plagiarised work — no rework possible as a rule.|
The predicate “With distinction” is awarded to students whose performance has received a Grade A or a 5.75 and more.
Repeated absences and lateness will impact your grade.
Evaluation criteria consist of five components:
Students may view their grades online: https://www.zhdk.ch/?meinebewertungen.
Students shown to have plagiarised work (either from other students, or copied text or copied projects) will get a failing grade in the first case, and if it happens a second time, they will go through a reviewing commission that will decide on their status as a student of the IAD BA program.
The Interaction Design Programme considers plagiarism to constitute the violation of any intellectual, visual, or acoustic property pertaining to the copyrighted pictorial-, video-, and sound material created by any third party. Plagiarism also includes the unauthorised use of any scientific findings, hypotheses, teachings, or research approaches under presumption of authorship.