Art students are encouraged to seek advice and assistance from all possible resources on and off-campus in order to get the most out of their undergraduate experience.
Mark Cato, Assistant Head of the School of Art, is the primary academic advisor for all undergraduate BFA students, and advises BHA and BSA students in regard to their Art Focus.
The faculty, staff and Head of the School of Art will also provide academic assistance and advice as it relates to their experience and expertise. Small studio classes provide many opportunities to develop close working relationships with faculty. Students are encouraged to discuss academic, professional and personal issues with them. They will refer students to others if they are not able to provide assistance themselves.
Online registration for classes takes place in November (for Spring semester) and April (for Fall semester).
Before this time, students meet as a class with the School of Art administrators to discuss curriculum requirements. Attendance at class advising meetings is required. Students with individual or personal academic questions are encouraged to make an appointment or stop in and meet individually with the Assistant Head.
Choosing University Academic Electives for the BFA in Art
Below are some departments that offer courses that will count as BFA academic electives in the three elective areas/options. Mark Cato can provide additional help in selecting BFA academic electives.
Cultural / Humanities Option
66-College of Humanities and Social Science Interdisciplinary
Social Science Option
66-College of Humanities and Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
88-Social and Decision Sciences
Technical / Math / Science Option
12-Civil and Environmental Engineering
18-Electrical and Computer Engineering
19-Engineering and Public Policy
27-Materials Science and Engineering
66-College of Humanities and Social Sciences Interdisciplinary∗
88-Social and Decision Sciences∗
∗ Courses in this department will count in more than one Academic Option.
NOT counted as Academic Elective, BUT does count as a General Elective (2 required):
53 Entertainment Technology Center
70 Business Administration
All CFA Departments: 48, 51, 54, 57, 60, 62
(except 60-590 Internship, which will count as a General Elective only)
NEITHER Academic Electives NOR General Electives: 69 Physical Education and Military Sciences
How to do an Online Academic Audit
An Online Academic Audit is a HUB computer program that combines the student’s transcript with all Art course requirements and therefore allows each student to compare courses taken with the course requirements for the BFA in Art (and many other degrees). This valuable planning tool permits students to access their record at any time and determine which degree requirements are fulfilled and which remain to be taken. All enrolled students can access this audit through the HUB website. Students are responsible for how and when they fulfill their curriculum requirements. They should run an academic audit before registering and whenever there are changes to or questions about their program of study. If the audit is incorrect, the student should contact Mark Cato.
How to access online audits on the HUB:
- Follow the link to "On-Line Services" > "Academic Audit On-Line
- Enter your Andrew user id and password > Follow directions for a BFA in Art degree