Advising & Registration


Art Department Advising Forms

Additional Forms at the Registrar's Office


Art Department Advising Check Sheets     

BFA Art Education Check Sheets

Art Minor Check Sheet 


Art Department Advanced Course Requests


Student Advising & Registration Info 

Student Advisees can make an appointment to see their advisor at any time, and as many times as needed. Academic Advising in the Art Department begins during the mid - term of each semester, typically the first week of March (for Summer & Fall advising/registration) and during the first week of October (for Spring advising/registration). Please schedule an appointment to see your advisor at this time. For Art Faculty contact information visit our Faculty & Staff page. 

Student advisees should understand that your advisor will not make decisions for you during your advising sessions. Your advisor will provide you with the most accurate information available and will work with you to create a realistic plan to aid you in accomplishing your educational and career goals.

It is especially important for all students to note that it is their individual and personal responsibility to keep themselves apprised of current graduation requirements for their particular degree program. Ultimately, the education choices you make are yours and the responsibility for knowing and fulfilling degree requirements rest with you. 

Student Advisees should:

  • Be responsible/proactive in formulating/communicating your academic plan.
  • Understand the CORE requirements, major coursework, and specific degree requirements.
  • Reference/review the VSU Undergraduate Catalog. The catalog contains answers to many of your questions.=
  • Sign up for advising 24 hours in advance! Leave your name and a phone number where you can be reached!
  • Plan on a 30 - minute advising session, if you are a transfer student, or freshman possibly 45 minutes -1 hour.
  • Keep your own “Advising Folder” with Check Sheets, 4/5 Year Plan and any other important materials!
  • Bring your folder with all of your records, notes, etc, to your advising appointment.
  • If you do not have the proper forms, please download them from the table above and fill them out using BANNER.
  • REVIEW BANNER - Have a tentative plan/outline for your class schedule. Days/Times/Professors etc...
  • Please come prepared - Check classes on BANNER & prepare a tentative class schedule, have back-up courses!

Registration Tips for New Students / Freshmen -

BA Art | BFA Art Studio | BFA Art Education:

Typical First (Fall) Semester:

ART 1010 Drawing I
ART 1020 2-D Design
ARTH 1120 Fundamental Concepts in Art
and 3 - 6hrs of CORE

Typical Second (Spring) Semester:

ART 1011 Drawing II
ART 1030 3-D Design
ART 2030 Computers in Art
ARTH 3121 Western Art Survey 
and  3 - 6hrs of CORE

BFA Interior Design:

Typical First (Fall) Semester:

ART 1010 Drawing I
ART 1020 2-D Design
ART 1030 3-D Design
and 3 - 6hrs of CORE

Typical Second (Spring) Semester:

ART 1011 Drawing II
ART 2030 Computers in Art
ARID 1120 Fundamental Concepts in Interior Design
and  3 - 6hrs of CORE

Registration Tips for Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors 

ART 4170 Professional Preparation should be taken - in your 4th or 5th semester, between 60-85hrs OR at least 2 semesters BEFORE ART 4171 Senior Exhibition.
This class is a prerequisite for ART 4171/4172 - Senior Exhibition & Presentation. ART 4171/4172 are TAKEN IN YOUR FINAL SEMESTER!
** STUDENTS CANNOT TAKE - ART 4170 Professional Preparation &
ART 4171/4172 Senior Exhibition & Presentation at the same time!

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