Department of Art and Art History Current Students

Information for Non-Majors

Elana Logsdon, the department’s Undergraduate Academic Advisor, is unable to see potential change/add major students during the first 12 class days of spring and fall semesters or during mandatory academic advising periods each October and April. During the first 12 class days, only students with urgent registration questions should stop by the advisor's office.  During mandatory advising, only current majors in the department should stop by the advisor's office.  

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Spring 2017 Courses Open to Non-Majors

Art History

  • Introduction to the Visual Arts (ARH 301)
  • Survey of Ancient through Medieval Art (ARH 302)
  • Survey of Renaissance through Modern Art (ARH 303)
  • Most upper-division Art History (ARH) courses (open enrollment; major-restrictions not enforced)


  • Introduction to Design Thinking (DES 301)
  • Project Studio (DES 346), with consent of instructor.  Email Jim Walker for approval. 
  • Most Design (DES) courses * (see instructions below for enrolling)

Studio Art

  • Drawing for Non-Majors (ART 320K and 320L)
  • Most Studio Art (ART) courses * (see instructions below for enrolling)

* Some previous experience in the course subject will be necessary for Non-Majors to be successful in an upper-division course. It is highly advised that you first complete a lower-division introductory course.

Instructions for Enrolling in Major-Restricted Courses in the Department of Art and Art History

  • If open seats remain in major-restricted courses, some seats may be available for enrollment by non-majors without instructor consent.  
  • Even if you have instructor consent, the advisor might not be able to add you to a major restricted course.
  • If you see the course listed as "open/restricted" on the course schedule, the advisor still might not be able to add a non major to the class, if there are only a few seats open.  These seats might be needed as options for current majors who adjust their schedules, or register for the first time during the first 12 class days.
  • Non-majors cannot be waitlisted for major restricted courses. There is no waitlist for non majors in major restricted courses.  

To enroll:

  • On Nov. 4, 2016 or during the first 4 class days of spring 17 (9:00–noon, 1–4), visit the undergraduate academic advisor in-person to be possibly added to the course.  There are no appointments during this time.  Walk in advising only. 
  • During the 5th-12th class days of spring 17, any student adding a course in this department must send the advisor an email containing professor consent to late add a course, in addition to stopping by the office in person to late add a course.  
  • You must visit the advisor in-person to enroll; requests cannot be made by email.

    Elana Logsdon, Undergraduate Academic Advisor
    Doty Fine Arts Building (DFA), 2.530  

VAPA Courses

For a listing of courses offered by the department that fulfill the Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) requirement, see the VAPA Courses page.