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COVID-19 Updates: Students

We look forward to safely returning to in-person instruction and activities this autumn quarter. Current and prospective students please visit our COVID-19 Updates pages.

Dear Students, 

As we prepare to return to campus this Autumn quarter, the School's Advising team looks forward to working with you through zoom appointments, in-person meetings, email, and group advising events.

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

Academic Advisers in the School of Art + Art History + Design work with current and prospective undergraduates to:

MEET WITH AN ADVISER

Current UW students can schedule to meet with an Adviser online via zoom, or in-person (beginning 9/29), Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-3:00pm PST. 

During the first five days of Autumn quarter (9/29 - 10/5), appointment slots are available on a daily, rolling basis. In order to accommodate as many students as possible during this busy time, appointments can be scheduled up to one day in advance or on the same day. 

After the first week of the quarter, appointments may be scheduled at least one day in advance and can be made up to two weeks out, with new appointment slots becoming available on a daily, rolling basis.

If you aren't able to find an appointment slot, please email uaskart@uw.edu - we may have last minute openings due to cancellations.

Schedule a 20-minute zoom appointment

  • If you know you will be late for your appointment, please notify the adviser by email. After your arrival, we are happy to meet with you for the remaining time scheduled.


Schedule a 20-minute in person appointment (beginning 9/29)

  • In-person meetings take place in Room 104, Art Building
  • Please familiarize yourself with UW’s Covid resources for students to make your time at the UW safe and successful. The UW requires all individuals wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status
  • If you know you will be late for your appointment, please notify the adviser by email. After your arrival, we are happy to meet with you for the remaining time scheduled

EMAIL ADVISING

Please contact uaskart@uw.edu to ask your questions via email. We’ll work to respond to email inquiries within two business days. For the best and most timely response:

  • Use your UW email and include your student number

  • Please do not email multiple advisers with the same question. Emailing uaskart@uw.edu will result in the quickest response times

  • If asking for registration help, include the SLNs (Schedule Line Numbers) of all lectures & quiz sections

Advising for Future Students

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

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.


Frequently Asked Questions

REGISTRATION

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?

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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