The University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts

College of Fine Arts Advising

Students, we're ready to help you on your journey! We assist you with Academic Advising, Course Approvals, Education Abroad, Transfer Credit, and more.

The College of Fine Arts offers professional advising for all students.
David Kaiser and Debra G. GarrettFine Arts Building, suite 206
Jane AndrusArt and Visual Studies Building, room 103

See the STUDENT RESOURCES page for information and procedures.

TRANSFERS & CHANGE-OF-MAJORS

Students transferring from another university or community college or from another college on campus will be advised initially by a professional advisor from the Dean’s Office before being assigned an advisor/mentor in their department.

ADVISOR APPOINTMENTS

Students wishing to make an appointment should contact their advisor directly. All College of Fine Arts students will receive an e-mail with detailed instruction about registration advising one month before Priority Registration. Students are encouraged to use GPS in MyUK to assist with planning coursework prior to meeting with their advisors.

To get the most from your advisor:

  • make appointments so your advisor has sufficient time for you
  • write down your questions
  • share your academic and non-academic goals, problems, and worries; talk about your successes
  • be assertive, ask questions
  • keep a record of your academic progress
  • read the rules and requirements that affect you in the University Bulletin

DIRECTORS OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

Our Directors of Undergraduate Studies can assist you with any questions you may have specific to your department and major.

GRADUATE STUDENTS & PhD CANDIDATES

The specialized nature of graduate study requires specialized attention. In most cases your committee and advisor will be set individually upon enrollment and completion of specific processes, but if you have more general needs our Directors of Graduate Studies will be the one to speak with.  You may also wish to consult with the UK Graduate School.