The $1000 deposit is non-refundable. A refund of tuition fees minus the deposit of $1000 will be issued if notification of withdrawal is received by the tuition refund deadline date included in your acceptance letter. No refunds of tuition will be made after this date.
Students are expected to attend 85% of each class in this program in order to pass each course
and successfully complete the program. Failure to attend 85% can lead to the instructor giving the
student a failing grade. Unforeseen absences, such as illness or emergency, must be relayed to
the instructor(s) by email as soon as possible in order to be excused and therefore not affect the
attendance record of the student. Students must arrive on time to class; chronic lateness will be
considered equivalent to unexcused absence from a course. Lateness and unexcused absences
will both impact your grades in the program, as described on course outlines.
Extended absences that fall outside of the normal policies must be brought to the attention of the
Program Advisor, with final approval from the Executive Director, Continuing Studies.
In the event of an instructor absence, students will be notified by email as soon as possible, and
will make arrangements to make up the class time with the instructor at the following class
Use of Moodle
Course outlines, assignments and grading are available through Moodle at courses.ecuad.ca.
Students may be expected to upload assignments through this system; instructors will provide specific details in terms of file size and procedures.
Interaction Design Essentials is a laptop-based program and students are expected to provide their own computer for classes and assignments. Students will be granted access to Adobe Creative Cloud and they are responsible for ensuring their computer is capable of running Adobe software. No lab access is included in Interaction Design Essentials.
Grading for Interaction Design Essentials students will be available to students through Moodle;
assessment and feedback can also be accessed in this way.
Within two weeks of the completion of each course, grades will be uploaded to myEC. You can
also access your transcript through the Continuing Studies office after the program is completed.
Communication with Faculty
Faculty are committed to your learning, and will be available to communicate by email with
students outside of class. Faculty are expected to respond to student inquiries within 48 hours.
Students are asked to conduct themselves professionally when communicating with faculty,
respecting that faculty may not be available on holidays and weekends.
Lead Instructor Liaison
The Lead Instructor will conduct office hours for the students once a week for 2 hours in order to
help with any questions or trouble-shooting that has come up during the week. Administrative
inquiries, regarding facilities, student conduct, policies and procedures or grades should be
brought to the attention of the Coordinator, Design + Media.
Student Code of Conduct
The University community depends on the good judgment and considerate behaviour of its members. Emily Carr expects the members of its community to conduct themselves with respect for the rights of others and to behave responsibly at all times. You are responsible for knowing and observing student-related Emily Carr policies and procedures.
In the event of an emergency closure due to poor weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances, information will be posted on the Emily Carr website as soon as a decision is made to close.
Interaction Design Essentials students are not eligible to receive U-Passes through Emily Carr.
Students who receive an F grade in a course will be asked to retake the course in order to pass
their certificate. Students can choose to retake this in the next cohort (6 months later), at a cost of