Every studio art, art history and art education major has an academic advisor in the Department of Art and Art History. Your advisor can assist you in navigating your way through the academic channels at UVM, choosing classes, and answering questions on internships, study abroad, honors, graduate school, and career choices. Go here for Faculty advising hours
Current Student FAQ
Still need more information?
Contact the Art Office.
To declare a major or a minor
this form from the Registrar’s Office website
Please note that the Minor in Studio Art will be discontinued as of Fall 2011 meaning only students who have entered UVM in the 2010-2011 academic year or earlier may declare a minor. All declared Studio Art Minors will have the Department’s support to fulfill their requirements. Cross-college minoring in studio art is generally not possible, you must be in the College of Arts and Sciences to declare a minor in studio art
Some classes have prerequisites.
To see what they are, look here for Studio Art, or here for Art History or here for Art Education. You can find course prerequisites on the comment section of the Registrar’s website under Schedule of Courses.
To register if a class is closed or full
You need to talk to the instructor to see if he/she maintains a waiting list or if they override students into the class beyond the maximum enrollment level.
If you want to withdraw from a class right after the add/drop deadline
but before the last day of withdrawal, you need to have the signature of the class instructor and your academic advisor on the withdrawal form.
After last day of withdrawal, you need in addition to the instructor’s and advisor’s signature the signature of the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.
An independent study
is intended for a student who has taken all the course offerings in a particular studio, art education, or art historical area and wants to pursue a deeper inquiry.
allows students to gain elective credit by testing their skills and interests in real world settings.
Internships are intended for third and fourth-year Studio Art and Art History majors who desire arts experience outside the classroom environment. An internship can be used for fine arts elective credit only—it does not replace a required course in one’s major. The success of an internship project is related to a student’s advanced planning. Planning should be initiated in the semester before the internship is taken. Meet with your adviser and other faculty members to discuss internship possibilities. It is the student’s responsibility to secure an internship site, and to find an on-site supervisor and faculty sponsor. The contract must be reviewed and authorized prior to registration. Students may not receive retroactive credit for an internship begun or completed without a contract approved by the department.
To register for a internship
you must fill out this internship contract . An internship must be approved by the department chair.
The prerequisites to do an independent study or internship in Studio Art and Art History are:
Independent Study Requirements
You must be a junior or senior standing and have completed at least six credit hours in 100-level studio art classes.
You must be a studio art major and senior standing. You must have completed at least six credit hours in 100-level studio art classes.
The pre-requisites to do an independent study or internship in Art History:
ARTH 190 and ARTH 197:
You must have completed at least six credit hours in 100-level art history classes.
The Department gives four competitive awards annually:
the Hewitt and Crawford Memorial prizes to two outstanding juniors and the Jennifer Goldstein Memorial prize to two outstanding seniors.