Students will be engaged in an academic and or practical learning experience within the areas of Visual Arts or Graphic Design outside the scope of other departmental offerings. The parameters of the independent study will be established between the student and the participating instructor under the supervision of the department. A contract specifying the topic, hours, and a method of evaluation will be signed by the parties for the credits earned. The student will keep a logbook for the duration of the course showing a minimum of 120 hours. This opportunity will be open to second year students with the approval and advisement of the student's academic advisor and the department chairperson.