Academic Advisors and Faculty Mentors support School of Art undergraduate students in Art History, Art and Visual Culture Education and Studio Art. If you have questions about your academic program, required courses, transfer units, or completion of course work necessary for your degree, you will need to speak with an Academic Advisor. If you are looking for advice about possible internships, courses that might enhance your artistic and academic development, how to have your work shown by a gallery or any other career related questions, you will need to speak with a Faculty Mentor.
You are responsible for knowing and completing your degree requirements. You must follow policies and procedures of the School of Art, the College of Fine Arts and the University of Arizona.
For prospective students, general Program Requirements can be viewed through the UA Academic Catalog website.
- Choose the General Catalog based on the academic year you entered the UA.
- Navigate to the Index of the Catalog and choose either Academic Advising Reports or Academic Program Requirements Reports (APRRs). Please note, APRRs may not be available for the catalogs within 4 years of the current academic year. Use the Academic Advising Report if you cannot find the APRR.
- Navigate to your program of study (e.g. Studio Art, Art History or Art Education) and choose your emphasis if applicable.
Appointments and Walk-Ins
An appointment for Academic Advising must be scheduled, in advance, through the online WiseAdvising scheduling system or through the Office Specialist at 621-2618. We recommend that you schedule a minimum of one appointment with an Academic Advisor per semester, and one when you are getting close to graduating.
Art Building, Room 11, 621-2618
MTRF – ½ Hour Blocks
8:00 – 11:30 am
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Walk-ins are met on a first-come, first-served basis and are available every Wednesday from 10:00–11:30am, and 1:00–3:00pm.
Many questions can be answered by email. You can reach an Academic Advisor by sending a message to:
A Career/Mentoring appointment with a faculty member is scheduled directly through faculty members during their office hours. Office hours usually appear on the class syllabus or are posted outside the professor's door. During this time, you can ask your faculty mentor questions about the development of your art or research. While you may speak with your mentor regarding courses that will enhance your personal development, how those courses fit in the curriculum is a question for your academic advisor.
Career development should be done beginning in your freshmen year. We recommend at least one mentoring appointment with faculty per year.
Graduate students are supported both by the Graduate Program Coordinator and Faculty Advisors. If you have questions about the Graduate Studios, registration, Graduate College policies, program policies and requirements, required paperwork, or coordination of reviews, please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator. If you have questions about what classes to take, academic or artistic career development, or gaining approval for Graduate College documents, ask your Faculty Advisor. Initially, all graduate faculty advisors are either the division chair or the division graduate advisor. For more details, please refer to your division handbook.
► Please call 621-8518 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment to meet with the Graduate Program Coordinator.
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University of Arizona
Art Building, Room 11
Undergraduate Phone: (520) 621-2618
Graduate Phone: (520) 621-8518
Fax: (520) 626-6633