Advising & Registration


Department of Art & Design Advising Forms

Additional Forms at the Registrar's Office


Department of Art & Design Advising Check Sheets     

BA Art - Studio Check sheets

BFA Art - Studio Check Sheets

BFA Interior Design Check Sheets

BFA Art Education Check Sheets

Art Minor Check Sheet 


Department of Art & Design Advanced Course Requests


Student Advising & Registration Info 

The CoA Advising Center is located on the 2nd floor of the Fine Arts Building, suite 2018.
Phone: 229-245-4378  |  Email: coaadvising@valdosta.edu

Student advisees can make an appointment to see their professional academic advisor at any time, and as many times as needed. Academic advising in the Department of Art & Design takes place throughout the year, however registration for classes occurs after the mid-term of each semester, typically late March (for Fall registration) and late October (for Spring & Summer registration). Please schedule an appointment to see your advisor prior to the registration dates.

Student advisees should understand that your advisor will not make decisions for you during your advising sessions. Your advisor will provide you with the most accurate information available and will work with you to create a realistic plan to aid you in accomplishing your educational and career goals.

It is especially important for all students to note that it is their individual and personal responsibility to keep themselves apprised of current graduation requirements for their particular degree program. Ultimately, the education choices you make are yours and the responsibility for knowing and fulfilling degree requirements rest with you. 

Student Advisees should:

  • Be responsible/proactive in formulating/communicating your academic plan.
  • Understand the CORE requirements, major coursework, and specific degree requirements.
  • Review the VSU Undergraduate Catalog. The catalog contains answers to many of your questions.
  • Sign up for advising well in advance!
  • Plan on a 15-30 minute session; if you are a transfer student or freshman, possibly 45+ minutes.
  • Keep your own “Advising Folder” with Check Sheets, 4/5 Year Plan and any other important materials!
  • Bring your records, notes, etc., to your advising appointment.
  • If you do not have the proper forms, please download them and fill them out using BANNER/DegreeWorks.
  • REVIEW BANNER/DegreeWorks -- Have a tentative plan/outline for your class schedule. Days/Times/Professors etc...
  • Please come prepared - Check classes on BANNER & prepare a tentative class schedule, have back-up courses!

Registration Tips for New Students / Freshmen -

BA Art | BFA Art Studio | BFA Art Education:

Typical First (Fall) Semester:

ART 1010 Drawing I
ART 1020 2-D Design
ARTH 2121 or 2122 Art History Survey I or II
and 3 - 6hrs of CORE

Typical Second (Spring) Semester:

ART 1011 Drawing II
ART 1030 3-D Design
ART 2030 Computers in Art
ARTH 2121 or 2122 Art History Survey I or II
and  3 - 6hrs of CORE

BFA Interior Design:

Typical First (Fall) Semester:

ART 1010 Drawing I
ART 1020 2-D Design
ART 1030 3-D Design
and 3 - 6hrs of CORE

Typical Second (Spring) Semester:

ART 1011 Drawing II
ART 2030 Computers in Art
ARID 1120 Fundamental Concepts in Interior Design
and  3 - 6hrs of CORE

Registration Tips for Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors 

ART 4170 Professional Preparation should be taken - between 80-90hrs OR
1-2 semesters BEFORE ART 4171 Senior Exhibition.
ART 4170 is a prerequisite for ART 4171/4172 - Senior Exhibition & Presentation.
ART 4171/4172 are TAKEN IN YOUR FINAL SEMESTER!

** STUDENTS CANNOT TAKE - ART 4170 Professional Preparation &
ART 4171/4172 Senior Exhibition & Presentation at the same time!

Advising Links

  • VSU Undergraduate Catalog