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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. Full advising information will be available by January 25, 2015. Until then, here are links to general information for advising:

  • College of Liberal Studies Advising: Information for CLS students with general advising, specific information for CLS students and transfer students, and a link to CLS departments with websites dedicated to advising within the major/minor. 
  • Getting the Most Out of Advising (from the Academic Advising Center): Tips on preparing for a meeting with your advisor, and links to important deadlines for registration.

Frequently asked questions

How do I declare Art as a major?
  1. Schedule an advising session with any of our faculty.
  2. Go to the College of Liberal Studies Office (260 Morris Hall) and complete the "Change of Major" form (often referred to as "the green sheet").
  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.
What is the process if I am a transfer student?

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.

Can non-majors take ART courses?

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.

Can I focus in more than one studio emphasis?

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.

What is an electronic portfolio?

We are in the process up developing a new template and process for students to create electronic portfolios of their work throughout the curriculum. Content will be added by January 25, 2015.

What if I'm interested in graduate school in art?

Each year several Art majors pursue graduate training in art, most commonly in Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) programs. More detailed content will be added by January 25, 2015.