Once students declare Art as their major, you are assigned to advising with one of our full-time faculty members. That is the person listed as your advisor in WINGS. Any one of our faculty members can also help advising with Art minors. Please review our Courses/Emphasis Areas to see specific courses under the different content and studio areas. 

We are in the process of revising our advising materials for majors, minors, and UWL students enrolled in ART courses. Until then, here are links to general information for advising:

College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CASSH) Advising: Information for CASSH students with general advising, specific information for CASSH students and transfer students, and a link to CASSH departments with websites dedicated to advising within the major/minor. 

Frequently asked questions

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  1. Schedule an advising session with any of our faculty.
  2. Go to the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities Office (138 Wimberly Hall) and complete the "Change of Major/Minor" form. The physical version of the form can also be obtained from the Academic Affairs Office. You can also fill out the Online Submission Form.
  3.  Although you still may need to complete required Foundations coursework to be allowed full access to ART courses,  this process results in Art being listed as your official major.
  4.  After Art is your official major, you will be assigned faculty advisor, which will show up when you log on to WINGS.

Please complete the required steps for transfer majors. If you have taken studio courses at another two- or four-year college, or AP classes in high school, you might be able to get credit for previous coursework through our Credit by Portfolio Review process. Contact Sandy Keller who works specifically with Art majors.

Absolutely. Most of our studios have courses designed for non-majors where you will work alongside Art majors. Additionally, all of our 100-level Foundations courses are open to all UWL students. ART 160: General Art Foundations, is also a General Education course and a great way to get exposure to a hands-on studio course.

There is no requirement to focus on a single studio practice, although some students may choose that path. Most of our students end up taking advanced courses in several different studio areas because they find the skills transfer, or they develop new passions along the way.

Each year several Art majors pursue graduate training in art, most commonly in Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) programs.