After you declare your major in one of the visual and media arts programs you are assigned an advisor from the faculty. Majors should meet with their advisors before each class registration period to plan their schedules and evaluate their degree progress. You can find the name and email of your advisor in Banner or consult the list in the departments main office, CAC 1105. The guides and checklists below will help you to prepare for meetings with your advisor and track completed credits towards graduation.

Student Guides

Art Education, Art History, Studio Art

If you are a student in Studio Art (Ceramics, Graphic Design, Illustration, Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, or Visual Studies) or Art Education, read this Guide to the Major.

2018–2019 Studio Art and Art Education Guide to the Major

Film and Video Production

Read this guide for a first-rate experience in the program.

Film and Video Production - Guide for the major


First-Year Student Information

Film and Video Production

Students should take the following courses during their first semester:

  • CFV 123 - Survey of Media Production Modes
  • CFV 125 - Media Production I

Students should apply to the major in the second semester. In addition, you will want to take the following courses in the following semester or academic year in order to have optimum success in the upper-level production courses:

  • CFV 226 - Media Production II
  • CFV 227 - Digital Media Lab

(Please contact your advisor immediately if sections close during registration, leaving you without a spot in any of these three critical courses.)


Students should take in their first semester of their first year the following courses:

  • CPH 171 - Photography I 
  • CPH 266 - History of Photography I 

Students should take in their second semester of their first year the following courses:

  • ART 149 - Introduction to Visual Composition
  • CPH 172 - Photography II 


Advising Documents

Art Education - B.A. or B.S.

Art Education - BFA in Studio Art, Art education certification

Art History - B.A.

Art History - Minor

Graphic Design - B.F.A.

Jewelry and Metalsmithing - B.F.A.

Photography - B.A. and B.S.

Photography - Minor

Printmaking - B.F.A.

Studio Art - B.A. and B.S.

Studio Art - Minor

CLAS Academic Advising Center

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences also sponsors an advising center to help students negotiate completion of their college degree. Their website includes information about programs, campus resources and student responsibilities in the advising process.

CLAS Advising Center Website



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