Art Department



Information for Students: Advising

2015 Fall Semester Advising for continuing students begins March 16.

All Freshmen with 23 or fewer earned credit hours are advised by the College of Arts & Sciences Advising Center (CASA) located in Room 25 Foust Building. Email them at

Transfer, and study abroad students are advised to contact Lawrence Jenkens to find their advisor.  His office is located in Room 138 Gatewood.

Most Studio BAs are advised by art history professor, Dr. Heather Holian, who is the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Art Department.

Fall 2015 advising for Studio BAs will occur during the following open sessions, for which students do not need to make an appointment.

  • Monday, March 16, 3:30-5:00 (Dr. Jenkens's office, Gatewood 138)
  • Tuesday, March 17, 3:30-5:00 (Dr. Jenkens's office, Gatewood 138)
  • Friday, March 20 2:30-4:30 (Dr. Holian's office, Weatherspoon 229)
  • Thursday, March 26 3:15-5:00 (Gatewood 201--both Dr. Holian and Dr. Jenkens)
  • Wednesday, April 1 3:30-5:00 (Dr. Holian's office, Weatherspoon 229)
  • Monday, April 13 3:30-5:00 (Dr. Holian's office, Weatherspoon 229)
Please note that Art Department Head, Dr. Lawrence Jenkens will also be assisting with advising this semester. In order to receive an advising code advisees must attend one of the sessions listed above. Codes will not be given via email. If a student is unable to attend one of the sessions above they may make an appointment via email to meet Dr. Holian during her office hours MW 3:30-5:00 in Weatherspoon 229. If those times are not convenient, Dr. Jenkens will also advise students with appointments made through Art Department secretary, Eileen Kane (Gatewood 138).

When do I register for Fall 2015?

Fall 2015 registration begins at 12:00 a.m. March 30.

Students may look up their advising window on Genie by following these steps:

  1. Enter secure area (log into UNCGenie)
  2. Select "Student" tab
  3. Select Registration
  4. Check Registration Status

All Sophomore, Junior, and Senior BFAs and Art History BAs are advised by individual faculty advisors in the Art Department.  Log in to UNCGenie to find the name of your advisor, to check the course catalogue, or to find your current course schedule.

For course lists and recommended schedules of courses for the various concentrations within the Art Department, see the individual pages for those programs:



Computer Recommendations

The Art Department uses Apple Macintosh computers almost exclusively; keep this in mind when buying a computer. Windows and Linux users may have some compatibility issues with the computers in our digital design and photography studios, though they are acceptable. Laptops are recommended for most students due to their portability and versatility. For students that plan to do more graphically intense work, a desktop computer may make sense. If you are interested in buying an Apple Macintosh computer please visit the Apple education store.

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