During this period of remote instruction in response to COVID-19, academic advising remains available via email, phone, and Zoom. Please see below and email your advisor for an appointment.
For information about Graduation applications and process see here: https://art.sfsu.edu/content/graduation
Advising in the Major/Minor
Students should meet with a faculty adviser at least once a semester to remain on track for a timely graduation. Faculty advising is available during fall and spring semesters with limited advising during the summer and winter. Students can meet with an adviser prior to entering the University.
Connect With a Major Advisor
Students choose one of the following faculty listed under the first letter of student's last name, according to Major/Concentration. Email your advisor to schedule an appointment during their virtual office hours.
ART HISTORY FACULTY ADVISORS (B.A. in Art History /Concentration in Art History / Dual Concentration / Art History Minor)
STUDIO ART FACULTY ADVISORS (B.A. in Art - Studio Art, Art Education, or Dual Concentration / Studio Art Minor)
- If your last name begins with A-K: Mike Arcega, Susan Belau, Libby Black
- If your last name begins with L-P: Ilana Crispi, Chris Finley (on leave Fall '21), Mario Laplante, Paula Levine (on leave Fall '21)
- If your last name begins with Q-Z: Sean McFarland, Jeff Downing, Victor De La Rosa
MUSEUM STUDIES MINOR ADVISORS
General Education and University Requirements
- First-year Students are advised by the Undergraduate Advising Center
- Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors are advised by the Advising Resource Center (ARC)
CSET Waiver / Subject Matter in Art Advising
Students who wish to pursue teaching art in elementary or secondary schools as a career are advised to major in Art with a concentration in Studio Art. The Studio Art concentration is aligned with the Subject Matter Waiver Program in Art, which provides a waiver for the CSET exam in Art and prepares students to enter the Single Subject Credential Program in Art. Students are also encouraged to minor in Education and/or take courses in Education as part of complementary studies, in particular E ED 450: Art and Learning. Students who are considering teaching art, should see an Education adviser before planning the major. Specific courses and competency assessment are required for admission to the credential program in this area. See the Graduate College of Education website for more information about the credential program and the CSET Waiver in Art. To complete a CSET Waiver in Art, please contact Susan Belau, who is a subject matter advisor in Art.