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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.


Academic Advisers in the School of Art + Art History + Design work closely with undergraduate and graduate students to guide your educational development and promote your academic and future success.

We are advocates for students. We listen to and work with you to help you establish and achieve your educational and career goals, develop plans for your degree, understand and complete major requirements, and troubleshoot issues that might affect your academic success.

And we can help you make connections — to internships,  scholarships, alumni, and more. The Student Voice Project is a unified programming model to help you make those connections.

Whether you are just beginning to explore majors, or you're close to graduation, Advisers will work with you to help you make informed decisions about your education.

Advising for Current UW Students

Spring Quarter 2020 Update

In-person advising in Art, Art History and Design is suspended, following the University’s latest guidelines in response to the coronavirus. Any student who needs to communicate with an adviser can do so by emailing Advisers will be answering emails Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm.
The situation continues to be fluid, and your best source of up-to-date information regarding University of Washington operations is available from
Under normal operations, drop-in advising is available Mon–Thurs, 9am–3pm in Room 104, Art Building.
During University holidays and breaks between quarters please call to check adviser availability for drop-ins.

Advising for Future Students

preview for prospective undergraduates

If you are a college transfer or high school student, consider attending Preview to get a first-hand look at the School and its programs. Previews are hour-long info sessions led by professional academic advisers, and are designed to introduce you to all of the academic and enrichment programs in the School.

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.