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Grading Scale and Evaluation Criteria

Grading Scale

Based on the “General Regulations for Students at Zurich University of the Arts” (enacted on 18 December 2017), student performance is graded as follows: 

AOutstanding (6): distinguished performance
BVery good (5.5): above-average performance
CGood (5): good and solid overall performance
DSatisfactory (4.5): average performance
ESufficient (4): performance satisfies minimum requirements
FXFail (3.5):
 some rework is required (up to one year for resubmission of work)
FClear 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

Evaluation criteria consist of five components:

  1. Regular and punctual attendance (at least 80% of all classes; students who fail to meet this requirement will automatically “fail” the respective course/seminar/module).
  2. Active participation in classwork and coming to classes prepared.
  3. Fulfilling Assignments (In-class and final) 
  4. Timely submission of complete course assignments/projects etc.
  5. Providing project documentations.

Viewing Grades Online

Students may view their grades online:


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.