The College of Fine Arts offers professional advising for all students.
David Kaiser and Debra Garrett: Fine Arts Building, suite 206
Jane Andrus: Art and Visual Studies Building, room 103


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.


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


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

  • School of Art and Visual Studies: Ruth Adams
  • School of Music: ToniMarie Marchioni
  • Department of Theatre and Dance: Tony Hardin
  • Department of Arts Administration: Lee Eachus


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.

  • Yuha Jung - Arts Administration
  • Lance Brunner - Music
  • Anna Brzyski - Art History
  • Garrett Hansen - Art Education & Art Studio
Created 06/23/2021
Last Updated 10/19/2021