Semester & Credit Hours

The Semester
A semester at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts is 15 weeks in length.
Final exams and final Critiques must be completed within the 15 week period.

Credit Hour
One credit hour at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts is equivalent to a minimum of 3 hours of work per week for 15 weeks.

Studio Classes
In most cases a 3 credit studio class usually consists of 6 instructed hours and at least 3 hours of outside work and a 1.5 credit studio class would be 3 instructed hours and at least 1.5 hours of outside work per week.  There are some studio classes that have less instructed hours and more independent work, however, the amount of work required for each one credit hour will remain the same (at least 3 hours of work).  These exceptions will be noted in those course descriptions.

Liberal Arts Classes
The balance of instruction to outside of class work is different for the Liberal Arts classes. A 3 credit Liberal Arts Class will have 3 hours (usually a lecture) of classroom instruction and a minimum of 6 hours of outside work each week.