Department of Art

Advising Information for Art Majors

Each student is assigned an academic advisor who can help make decisions about which classes to take each semester, discuss career plans, and find campus resources. You will need to meet with your advisor prior to registration for course advice and clearance to register. Check with your advisor to see how to get signed up for a meeting time, as everyone has their own system. This page contains all the information you need to find your advisor, know when to register, and view the suggested course of study for your program.

Advising Calendar

You can talk to your advisor anytime during the year. To register for classes you will need to meet with your advisor before registration begins to be cleared to register for classes for the next semester.

The fall schedule goes live on March 7
Fall advising begins on March 8


Spring 2023- Registration begins at 7 am.

April 10 GRADUATE Students (currently Enrolled)
April 12 Currently enrolled SENIORS (90 Hours or more earned hours) and the following priority groups: Honors Program participating & students registered with Disability Support Services or Student Support Services
April 14 Currently enrolled JUNIORS (60 to 89 earned hours) and above and athletes
April 18 Currently enrolled in SOPHOMORES (30 to 59 earned hours) and above
April 20 Currently enrolled FRESHMEN (less than 30 earned hour) and above

Degree Check Sheets

BA/BS Degree Check-sheet 2022-2023BFA Degree Check-sheet 2022-2023

BS Suggested Course of StudyBA Suggested Course of StudyBFA Suggested Course of Study

Find your Advisor in Banner Self Services

  1. Log into Banner Self Services
  2. Select Term Fall semester 2023 (Be sure it is set to this term)
  3. Click on the Student tab at the top of the page
  4. Then Student Profile link
  5. The Advisor is then listed and click on the advisor’s name for contact information
  6. On this screen, there is a lot of information about you
  7. Also in the top right-hand corner, you can see if you have HOLDS. Be sure to clear any holds that prevent registration before your day to register

Create a Registration Plan- you can have more than one plan

1. log in to Banner Self Service
2. Click on the Student tab and then the Registration Fall 2023 link
3. Click on Plan Ahead
4. Click Create a New Plan
5. Search for courses to add to the plan. Advanced Search may also be helpful.
6. In search results, Click or Add Course or View Sections in the course listing to add to the plan.
7. Click on Save Plan when completed.

Student Program Change FormRegistrar – Student Program Change for


Below are just a few minors throughout the college that are popular with art majors. 

Minors in Mass Communication DepartmentMinor in the College of BusinessMinor in Game StudiesMinor in Psychology

Graduation Application


Faculty Advisor and Contact information

Faculty Name Email Address Phone Number General Office Hours
Joe Bennett 205.665.6397 Tuesday. & Thursday  10:35-11:00, 1:35-2:00, 4:35-5:00
And by appointment.
Misty Bennett 205.665.6394 MWF 1-4 pm, TR 9:30-10:30 am
Ryan Foster 205.665.6386 Mon/Wed 2:00-5:00/ By Apt.
Min Sun Lee 205.665.6381 Appointments Only (Online)
Scott Meyer 205.665.6395 MF 2 –
Lee Somers 205.665.6407 MWF 10:00-11:40 am and by appointment
Kelly Wacker 205.665.6408 MF 2-4:30; T 11-2; additional hours by appointment
in person or Zoom by request
Catherine Walsh 205.665.6430 Wed. 12-3 & by appointment, all office hours via Zoom
Michael Willett 205.665.6409 TR: 10:30-11 am, 1:30-2 pm, or MWF by apt.
Collin Williams 205.665.6402 MWF 11am-noon. You can also request a
different time if these times do not work with your
Tanner Young 205.665.6404 Available to meet in person or via Zoom. Appointment preferred.
T/R   9-11, W  1- 2, and F  10-3