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Courses For Non-Majors
No special permission necessary to register for the courses listed below: simply add the course to your schedule.
The Department of Visual and Media Arts offers students in other majors the opportunity to pursue an interest in the visual arts. If you are interested in taking art and design courses but aren’t a major, there are many options available to GVSU students. These include studio art, art history, and art education classes. The courses are typically three credits and can be used as electives towards graduation, to count for General Education requirements (categories noted), or for the studio art and art history minors.
Courses offering General Education Foundation - Arts credit
Courses offering General Education Issues credit
Courses with no pre-requisites that welcome all majors
Courses with pre-requisites that welcome all majors
Permission from instructor and/or an override will be needed to register for the courses in the list below:
How to enroll
To receive permission and an override to enroll, log in to MyBanner, go to Students, under Students look for the Registration tab. Under Registration find the tab to Add or Drop Classes, click on it to go to a page where you indicate in a drop/down box, which semester the request is for. Select a semester and click Submit. This will take you to your Registration Worksheet. On the Registration Worksheet, go to the bottom of the sheet and look for “Registration Override Request Form”. Click on it, and this will take you to the “Registration Override Requests” page. Follow the instructions on the page to request permission and/or an override.
For any questions, please contact the Department of Visual and Media Arts office during its regular hours (listed at the bottom of the site).