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Independent Study

An independent study is a supplemental educational opportunity to explore individual art projects, research, and writing under the supervision of a particular faculty member. Independent studies are intended for advanced level students studying in Art, Art History, and Design.

The student must meet with the sponsoring faculty to reach an agreement concerning the nature of the project, the number of credits, when student and faculty can meet during the quarter, etc. Once the details have been settled, students register using the SLN for the appropriate course number (see below) and the independent study number of their faculty sponsor as an entry code.

Receiving permission to register for ART 498, DES 495, and ART H 499 is frequently dependent on presenting a specific, well thought-out independent research proposal to the faculty sponsor. Interested students should plan in advance to ensure that their ideas and goals are clearly defined, accommodate their needs and constitute appropriate subject matter for the faculty sponsor.

ART 498: INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS – ART / 2-5 credits, max 15 / graded

ART 498 is for art majors who wish to work on individual studio projects under the supervision of a particular faculty member. The student must meet with the sponsoring faculty to reach an agreement concerning the nature of the project, the number of credits, when student and faculty can meet during the quarter, etc. Permission of faculty sponsor is necessary prior to registration. Once the details have been course settled, students register using the SLN for ART 498 and the independent study number of their faculty sponsor as an entry code.

DES 499: INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS – DESIGN / 3-5 credits, max 15 / graded

DES 499 is for design students who wish to carry out independent academic projects.  The student must meet with the sponsoring faculty to reach an agreement concerning the nature of the project, the number of credits, when student and faculty can meet during the quarter, etc. Permission of faculty sponsor is necessary prior to registration. Once the details have been settled, students register using the SLN for DES 499 and the independent study number of their faculty sponsor as an entry code.

ART H 499: INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS – ART HISTORY UNDERGRADUATE RESEACH / 2-5 credits, max 10 / graded

ART H 499 is for students who wish to carry out independent research and writing projects. Frequently, 2 credits of ART H 499 can be attached to some 3 credit Art History course enabling the student to receive a total of 5 credits. This number may also be used as a separate course to accommodate students who wish to work with a specific faculty member on research material of an extensive nature. “W” (writing) credit is earned upon successful completion of the project.  Permission of faculty sponsor is necessary prior to registration. Once faculty permission has been granted, students register using the SLN for ART H 499 and the independent study number of the faculty sponsor as an entry code. 

IMPORTANT

Receiving permission to register for ART 498, DES 499, and ART H 499 is dependent on presenting a specific, well thought out independent research proposal to the faculty sponsor. Interested students should plan in advance to insure that their ideas and goals are clearly defined and constitute appropriate subject matter for the faculty sponsor.

Registration for these independent study courses is the responsibility of the student. During the second week of the quarter a $20 add/drop fee will be charged by the Registrar’s Office. Thereafter, students may not add a course without petitioning the Registrar and paying a $75 penalty.

ADVISING OFFICE

Room 104, Art Building
Mailing Address

CONTACT US

Undergraduate: uaskart@uw.edu
Graduate: gradart@uw.edu
phone: 206-543-0646
fax: 206-685-1657

REGULAR OFFICE HOURS

Monday - Friday, 8am-4pm

DROP-IN ADVISING

Stop by 104 Art anytime between Mon-Thurs 11am-3pm for drop-in advising.

APPOINTMENTS

To schedule an appointment with an art adviser Monday - Thursday, 9am-11am, call 206-543-0646 or email uaskart / gradart

ADVISERS

Judi Clark, Director
jclark@uw.edu

Laura Todd, Academic Adviser
letodd@uw.edu

Ann Langford-Fuchs, Academic Adviser
annf@uw.edu 

Elizabeth Copland, Academic Adviser
enc5@uw.edu

PROGRAM COORDINATORS

Katherine Gold
kgold@uw.edu

Catherine Ruha
cruha@uw.edu