Explore your passion for art at Lawrence.

Academic advising at Lawrence seeks to empower each student to craft and pursue a transformative liberal arts experience that prepares them for impactful and personally fulfilling lives. Faculty advisors support students in planning and achieving their educational goals, facilitate connections to campus resources and communities, and guide students to make informed decisions as they pursue their academic interests and aspirations. 

Course Planning for New and Exploring Students

An exploring student with an interest in the studio art major should begin with two 100-level studio art classes. A student with a strong interest in studio art can then progress to studio art class sequences at the 200-level, and/or they can also proceed with taking a 100-level art history (ARHI) course. 

AP Credit and Advanced Placement

Students may start with any 200-level course in studio art if they have earned a 4 or 5 on the AP Studio Art - 2D Design, AP Studio Art - 3D Design, and/or AP Studio Art - Drawing exams.

Declare a Major/Minor

All students are expected to declare a major before the end of sophomore year. Ideally, sophomore students will declare a major (and switch to an advisor in the major) before advance registration advising begins in spring term.

Major Advising

All students will transition to a major advisor upon declaration. The major advisor will help students plan their coursework to satisfy requirements for the major, select courses in other areas to complement the major or satisfy personal interests, and prepare for their Senior Experience. Prospective studio art majors can consult with any of the following studio art faculty about serving as a major advisor:

Add a Major Advisor

Need help identifying an advisor in the major? Students can contact advising@lawrence.edu for assistance with advisor matching.

Minor Advising

Students do not need an official advisor for the studio art minor. Instead, studio art minors are encouraged to consult with the department chair or other studio art faculty for advice on course selection and satisfying minor requirements.

Additional Student Resources

If you still have questions about advising support related to the studio art program, we invite you to contact the department chair.