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.
Advising for Current UW Students
Academic Advisers in the School of Art + Art History + Design work with current and prospective undergraduates to:
- plan for and declare a major in art, art history or design; add minors
- identify and register for classes that fit both your interests and your schedule
- connect you to resources on campus including health and wellness services, career opportunities, and more
- locate faculty who can guide your learning
- find scholarships, awards, and funding sources
- help you define your professional future, and apply to graduate
MEET WITH AN ADVISER
Current UW students can schedule an appointment to meet with an Adviser:
- 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.
- 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
If you aren't able to find an appointment slot, please email email@example.com - we may have last minute openings due to cancellations.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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
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.
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 Art, Art 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
I AM A FRESHMAN, BUT MY CREDITS SHOW ME AS A SOPHOMORE. CAN I STILL REGISTER FOR 100- AND 200-LEVEL ART CLASSES?
If the class is open, we can help you. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your student number and the name / SLN of the class you're interested in.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. what kind of time commitment is involved?
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.