Once you have been admitted to work toward a BFA, or BA, you will meet with the Undergraduate Advisor each semester. The Undergraduate Advisor, with input from your Faculty Advisor, will help you plan your course of study as you move toward graduation.
During the semester prior to your expected graduation, your Undergraduate Advisor will double check that all graduation requirements can be met by the intended graduation date. The Advisor will help you prepare your required graduation paperwork.
Graduate students schedule an appointment with the Director of Graduate Studies each semester to discuss their schedule for the subsequent term.
Students can take studio hours with any of the Department’s faculty members as faculty work with a range of students regardless of discipline or material interests. Students select their own thesis committees during the first semester of year three in the program. The thesis committee includes the committee chair which should be the student’s main faculty advisor.
The Department's Graduate Academic Advisor is available to answer questions related to admissions, enrollment, program requirements, petitions, MFA thesis and defense procedures, and graduation.
Interested in Visual Art?
We offer pre-admission advising appointments for those interested in pursuing a visual art degree. Jamie Winslow, the Undergraduate Advisor, and Katie Williams, the Graduate Academic Advisor, can help you get a sense of the academic life of an art major and answer any application questions.