School of Art & Design Advising

The department is committed to providing the best experience possible for students both in and out of the classroom. Our advising system is designed to ensure that students meet regularly with faculty members in the department in order to discuss their program of study, course schedules and larger goals for their experience at Eastern.

Graduate Advising

All prospective and current graduate students, as well as students in the department on a non-degree basis meet with our graduate coordinator, Michael Reedy.

Undergraduate Advising

All majors and minors in the department are assigned a permanent faculty advisor that they are expected to meet with each semester during the open advising period (usually from the week before registration begins until two weeks into registration). All major's courses require department permission in order to register, and students must meet with their faculty advisor in order to obtain permission to register. This ensures that students stay on track with timelines for graduation and get the most possible out of their experience at Eastern.

New Majors and Minors

New Art majors and minors should fill out an online declaration of major/minor form, then stop by the Art Office in 114 Ford Hall in order to fill out a faculty advisor request form. Once assigned a faculty advisor, they should meet with that advisor during the next open advising period.

Transfer Students

Upon acceptance to the university, students with transfer credits in art must meet with our undergraduate advising coordinator in order to have those transfer credits evaluated. Once they have met with the undergraduate advising coordinator, they will be assigned a permanent faculty advisor.

Spring/Summer Advising (non-transfer students)

Student should make every effort to meet with their faculty advisors during open advising periods. In those instances where students require advising in the spring and summer, their permanent faculty advisor might not be available. In this case, students should call the Art Office (734-487-1268) in order to obtain a schedule of office hours for faculty who are available during that time.