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COVID-19 Updates: Students

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

Welcome to Autumn Quarter 2020

Dear Students, 

As we prepare for a new academic year and more remote learning, 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. 

Through email, zoom appointments, and online group advising events, Advising is here to help students.  Please see below for different ways to connect with us. 

Sincerely, 
Liz Copland, Judi Clark, Ann Langford-Fuchs, Laura Todd, Katie Twiss
School of Art + Art History + Design Academic Advising Office

ADVISING FOR CURRENT UW STUDENTS

Current majors in art, art history or design can contact Advising through email at uaskart@uw.edu 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 PROSPECTIVE UW STUDENTS

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 https://art.washington.edu/advising/preview.

For more about Academic Advising in the School, visit https://art.washington.edu/advising.


Frequently Asked Questions

REGISTRATION

I’M INTERESTED IN TAKING ART 140A, ART 190A, ART 190D, OR ART 253A THIS AUTUMN, BUT I AM NOT AN INCOMING FRESHMAN.

These courses are part of a package offered each autumn quarter, and they are designed for incoming students only. There are other sections of introductory art classes that returning students at UW can take. They are all noted in the Quarterly Time Schedule.

I AM A FRESHMAN, BUT MY CREDITS SHOW ME AS A SOPHOMORE. CAN I STILL REGISTER FOR 100- AND 200-LEVEL ART CLASSES?

Yes. Please email uaskart@uw.edu and include your student number. If the class is open, we will help you.

CAN I DECLARE MY ART OR ART HISTORY MAJOR DURING REGISTRATION?

Students who are interested in declaring an Art or Art History major should contact uaskart@uw.edu. Please include your student number, and an adviser will contact you by email.

I NEED AN ADD CODE FOR AN ART, ART HISTORY, OR DESIGN COURSE.

The School does not give out add codes for classes. Please be sure to review all notes in the Quarterly Time Schedule for the course that you’re considering. There may be prerequisites or registration restrictions that make you ineligible to add the course. If you believe you are eligible to take the class, please contact uaskart@uw.edu.

I AM HAVING TROUBLE GETTING INTO A DESIGN, ART, OR ART HISTORY CLASS.

Please be sure to review all notes in the Quarterly Time Schedule for the course that you’re considering. There may be prerequisites or registration restrictions that are preventing you from adding the course.

  • DESIGN classes are only open to students in the Design Major.
  • Most ART classes at the 100- and 200-level are only open to freshmen during Period I Registration. ART classes at the 300- and 400-level are only open to undergraduate Art majors. Art 500-level classes are for graduate students in Art.
  • ART HISTORY classes at the 200- and 300-level are open to all students at UW. Those at the 400-level are often reserved for juniors and seniors. All 500-level classes are for graduate students only.

I LOVE ART AND WANT TO TAKE AN ART CLASS FOR FUN.

We welcome students to take ART classes. However, the workload in studio art classes is equally as challenging and time consuming as it is in any other class on campus. Studio art classes are six hours a week of class time plus a minimum of nine hours of work per week outside of class.


GENERAL ADVICE AND GUIDELINES

WILL THERE BE ZOOM TRAINING WORKSHOPS OR RESOURCES DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR STUDENTS IN THE SCHOOL?

Zoom Pro is now available free to all students, staff, and faculty at UW. It is available as a standalone application or through a web browser, and there are apps available for download to Android and iOS devices.

WHAT IF WE CAN’T ACCESS CERTAIN MATERIALS NEEDED FOR ONLINE ART OR DESIGN PROJECTS?

Faculty are developing their course projects with material limitations in mind and will ensure that all students can succeed regardless of material availability.

WHAT IF WE CAN’T GET TEXTBOOKS FOR OUR ART HISTORY CLASSES?

Please share this issue with the instructors of your classes. They will have contingency solutions for you.

HOW WILL CRITIQUE AND DISCUSSION HAPPEN ONLINE? WILL I SEE MY PEERS OR JUST THE FACULTY MEMBER?

Faculty are using Zoom, Panopto, and Canvas technology to provide the most interactive online experience possible. Exact details of the "in class" experience will depend on the course and the instructor.

WILL TAKING ONLINE CLASSES AFFECT MY FINANCIAL AID?

For any questions related to financial aid, visit the UW Office of Financial Aid FAQ webpage.

ARE COURSES GOING TO BE GRADED CR/NC AGAIN IN AUTUMN?

No. Classes in Art, Art History, and Design are graded classes unless otherwise specified C/NC in the Quarterly Time Schedule.

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