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Academic Advising

Operations and teaching are online. Current and prospective students: please visit our COVID-19 Updates pages. Faculty and staff are available via email.

As we prepare for remote learning through Summer 2021, the School continues to focus on the excellence we have developed in online classes, and ensure that students have access to the knowledge and support of Academic Advisers.

Following the University of Washington's Safe Start plan, the School's Advising team is working remotely from home offices. Advising continues to help students discover rigorous and creative academic experiences, competitive scholarships, health and wellness resources, career opportunities, and more. 

Autumn 2021 Registration: Quick Question Drop-ins

Have a quick question (5 minutes or less) about registration for Autumn Quarter 2021?
Check in with Program Coordinator Katie Twiss. Drop-ins do not require an appointment, and are managed on a first-come, first-seen basis via Zoom.

Autumn Quarter 2021 Registration Drop-ins are offered 12 - 1pm PST on the following dates:

  • Thursday, May 13th
  • Friday, May 14th
  • Monday, May 17th
  • Tuesday, May 18th
  • Wednesday, May 19th
  • Thursday, May 20th

Zoom link:

Advising for Current UW Students

Current majors in art, art history or design can contact Advising through email at or by scheduling a Zoom appointment. 

Through individual emails and Zoom appointments the Advising team can help you:

  • plan your major

  • identify and register for classes that fit both your desire to learn and your schedule

  • locate faculty who can guide your learning

  • connect you to other helpful resources and services on campus
  • explore what you see in your professional future and give you insight into majors and classes you could take to reach that future

  • find scholarships, awards, and funding sources

We also help majors in group advising. By participating in these upcoming Advising Zoom events, you can:

  • get involved with the Student Voice Project and discover that there really are great jobs in the arts

  • receive professional advice about how to write cover letters and resumes

  • be inspired by what our alums are doing professionally and how they used their degree in art, art history or design to get there

  • discover that a major in art, art history or design prepares you for
 a surprising variety of jobs and professions

Advising for Future Students

preview for prospective undergraduates

If you are a college transfer or high school student, consider participating in Preview to get an introduction to the School of Art + Art History + Design and its programs.

During Preview, prospective students can: 

  • learn about the details about majors and concentrations

  • discover the Student Voice Project and classroom to career programing

  • explore different scholarship and award opportunities

  • check out previous study abroad options and learn about plans for study abroad in the future

  • connect with academic advisers who can answer your questions

To register for a Preview Zoom session, visit

You can prepare for the session by exploring our undergraduate degree programs in ArtArt History and Design on this website.

Prospective graduate Students

Applying for graduate school can seem like a daunting task. Where do you begin? What can you expect? How does the process work? Start by investigating our graduate programs in ArtArt History or Design. You'll also want to learn about the role of the Graduate School in the application process so that you can successfully navigate graduate admissions at the UW.