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STUDIO ART COURSES
 

First Day Attendance Policy

Demand for Art classes is extremely high. Instructors assume that if you are not present for roll call on the first day of a studio art class you have decided not to remain enrolled. If you miss the first day without permission, it is your responsibility to drop the course. You may contact the instructor in advance and receive her/his permission to be absent on the first day. 

Over-Limit Policy

Beginning the first day of the quarter (Period 3 registration), all registration must be approved by the instructor via a course add/over-limit slip.

To obtain an over-limit students must be present at roll call on the first day of class. Over-limit permission is granted at the instructor’s discretion and is not guaranteed.

To maintain the natural priority of the registration process, instructors will not sign and advisers will not accept over-limit permission slips until the first day of class.

Auditors/Non-Matriculated Students/Access Program

Due to the nature of studio art courses, we do not allow auditors/Access students during any quarter.

Due to space and resource limitations, we are unable to offer studio courses to non-matriculated students during the regular school year. Non-matriculated students are welcome during summer quarter.

TIPS – Autumn, Winter, Spring Quarters

Please read the ‘NOTES’ section of the registration page carefully. We do not waive these restrictions, as they are in place to allow students who require courses for their majors to register.

Each quarter, during Period 2 registration, most restrictions are removed from art classes and any matriculated student at UW Seattle may register if the class is open.

During Period 2 registration many students drop classes. If the course is full, be patient–and diligent! Check the Time Schedule/Registration page every day and watch for openings.

If you are unable to register during Period 1 or 2 registration, go to the first day of class. At this time, you may ask the professor for permission to add the course. Please note: this is the instructor’s decision–they may or may not grant you permission.

If you receive permission, the instructor will fill out an Add/Over-Limit Slip provided by the Advising Office. Bring the completed slip back to Advising, and we’ll add the class to your schedule. We will not add the class without written permission from the instructor.

Many art classes have prerequisites. Be sure to check those before trying to register.Add slips do not override prerequisite requirements.

Remember, you MUST attend the first day of class. Exceptions are not made for this requirement.

TIPS – Summer Quarter

Summer quarter is a GREAT time to take art classes as a non-major.

In summer quarter all matriculated UW Seattle students are eligible to register for art classes during Period 1, 2.

Most art classes still require prerequisites but many of these are waived in the summer to accommodate non-majors and visitors. Please contact the instructor to override prerequisites.

An art class may be full when you initially try to register. Keep trying. It is likely that someone will drop, allowing you to get into the class.

You can always go to the class on the first day to see if the instructor is willing to give you permission to add the class

ART HISTORY COURSES

Art History classes are open to all students on campus.

It is HIGHLY recommended to start with Lower Division classes (200 & 300 level), particularly if you have no previous background in Art History at the college level. This gives you an introduction to the study of art in a variety of cultural contexts and provides you with the vocabulary and methodology to participate in 400 level (and above) course work.

Many Upper Division Art History classes recommend specific subject background prior to enrolling. These recommendations are made to enhance the content of the course. Be sure to check the online Instructor Course Description before registering.

After the first week of the quarter, instructor permission is recommended prior to registering. Classroom contact is critical for full understanding of class content, and therefore missing classes is a severe detriment to your success in the course.

Over-Limit Policy

Over-Limits are not permitted. Classes may be full when you initially try to register. Keep trying. It is likely that someone will drop, allowing you to get into the class.

Auditors/Non-Matriculated Students/Access Program

Auditors, Non-matriculated undergraduates, and Access Program students are welcome to take Art History courses on a space available basis. You must obtain instructor and adviser signatures prior to registering for the course. Please note that approval signatures do not guarantee your space in the class.

DESIGN COURSES 

The Design Program is a competitive admissions program. With the exception of ART 166 (Design Foundations) and ART 208 (Survey of Design History), during the regular school year, design courses are strictly reserved for students who have been accepted through the competetive admission process.

Summer Quarter

Design courses offered during the summer quarter are open to all students, regardless of major.  

Auditors/Non-Matriculated Students/Access Program

Non-matriculated students are welcome in summer quarter classes. Auditors/Access Students are not elibigle for Design courses.

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