STUDENT PROFESSIONALISM POLICY
We take very seriously the fact that we are preparing students to work in an industry that requires a high degree of personal professional conduct. As such we have a number of expectations of our students to prepare them to take their place as respected artists.
It has been said that “To be early is to be on time, to be on time is to be late and to be late is inexcusable.” In the film and television industry this is particularly true. As such, and with a view to patterning behavior for success beyond this program, lateness is discouraged.
Students who are late, without having alerted their instructor with an acceptable reason, may be denied entry to the class and will then be marked as absent. The student will then be expected to join the class at the beginning of the next block.
Instructors are also expected to be on time. The Department Head should be alerted if there are any issues in this area.
Food and Drink:
With the exception of water, food and drink are not permitted in class.
During lunch times the kitchen table area and open studios are available for student use.
Materials for Class:
As space is at a premium at SchoolCreative we ask that there be no storing of scenes, books, papers, etc. in any of the rooms. Everything must go home with students every day and everything that may be needed for class must come back the next day. One of the elements that sets SchoolCreative apart from other schools is that our instructors are actively working professionals in the industry. This means that, due to potential instructor bookings, all schedules are subject to change without notice. It is important for students to always be prepared to work on any subject on any given day. Yoga mats will have a dedicated space at the studio should students wish to keep that item here.
To protect the investment in tools, students are reminded to write their names in their books and on any other materials brought to class. Replacement of missing materials is at the student’s expense.
Responsibility to Classmates:
This is a collaborative art form and throughout this program students will have scene and/or project partners. Like the collaboration required in the professional world, student commitment is to their classmates to participate in and complete assignments is critical to their success and the success of the program as a whole.
That said, it is important for students to remember that although the work is collaborative, the only thing that they can ever control in class, on set or in studio is their own work. Students must be prepared to work every single day, regardless of what anyone else does.