Before Your First Semester in the School of Art
Prior to your first semester in the School of Art you will be advised by the Associate Director who will place you, depending on your needs and availability of seats, in some first-year art courses (Art 101, 102, 103, and 100-level art history courses).
After Your First Semester in the School of Art
BFA in Graphic Design
If you are pursuing a BFA in Graphic Design, the Graphic Design faculty will advise you. Graphic Design holds group advising sessions every semester. The dates are announced on the Graphic Design section of the SOA website and on a banner hung in the atrium. If you cannot attend one of the group sessions, you should see a faculty member during his/her office hours.
BA in Art History or Minor in Art History
If you are pursuing a BA in Art History or Minor in Art History, any member of the permanent Art History faculty may advise you. You may obtain information about art history advisors in the School of Art office (974.3407).
BA or BFA in Studio Art, or Minor in Studio Art
If your are pursuing a BA in Art, BFA in Studio Art, or Minor in Studio Art, until you have completed the 101, 102, 103 sequence you should see the Associate Director for advising. The Associate Director will be coming to each foundations class to advise, clear, and register students that need more foundations courses in the following semester. There will also be open advising sessions on a walk-in basis. The open advising will be posted when the registrar sets the dates and times for the next semester registration. The School of Art office secretary will have those dates and times as soon as they are available (974.3407). If you need individual advising please call the office. Every week the Associate Director has limited advising times available.
After Completing the Foundation Course Sequence
If you are pursuing a BA in Art, BFA in Studio Art, or Minor in Studio Art, once you have completed 101, 102, and 103 and have identified an area in which you wish to take upper division classes (for the BA) or do a concentration (for the BFA), you should be advised by permanent faculty in that area. You can obtain information about advisors in each concentration area in the School of Art office. It is preferable to be advised by concentration area faculty, but if you have not yet identified an area of study, you may continue to see the Associate Director for advising. However, once you have passed portfolio review, you must see an advisor in your area.