All art majors are advised by individual faculty advisors in the School of Art. Log in to UNCGenie to find the name of your advisor, to check the course catalogue, or to find your current course schedule.

The advising period for Spring 2017 will start Wednesday, October 19. Even if you do not register until the second week of November, it’s important you do not wait to be advised because this is how you get your advising code and the best selection of classes.

Following school policy, advising codes will not be given out via email, so please do not ask for them.

If Dr. Heather Holian is your advisor, she will have open advising as follows:

If you know what you are doing and don’t have questions then just plan to briefly stop by during one of the open advising sessions listed below to get your code.

Advising will occur during open advising sessions for which you DO NOT need an appointment. [see below dates and times below]

When you arrive for one of these sessions please bring with you:

  • A list of Spring 2017 classes you wish to take (and know are available),
  • Any questions you have

Out of necessity, individual advising meetings will need to be limited to no longer than 10 minutes during the advising period, so efficiency during these meetings is essential!

Please remember that many general questions may be answered by checking the School of Art website, which is a treasure trove of important information.

Open advising sessions

Students DO NOT need an appointment. All sessions are held in Dr. Heather Holian’s office, Weatherspoon 229.

Wednesday, October 19 11:00-12:30
Monday, October 24 11:00-12:30
Friday, October 28 11:00-12:30
Monday, October 31 3:15-5:00
Friday, November 4 11:00-noon, 1:00-5:00
Tuesday, November 8 3:15-5:00
Thursday, November 10 3:15-5:00


Art Education
Ceramics & Sculpture
New Media & Design
Printmaking & Drawing


Art History
Studio Art

Computer Recommendations

The School of Art does not have a laptop requirement, and provides Apple desktop computers in all of the Digital Labs for use by students enrolled in studio courses. Windows and Linux users may have some compatibility issues with the computers in our digital design and photography studios, though they are acceptable. For students that do want to purchase their own computers, laptops are recommended due to their portability and versatility. For students that plan to do more graphically intense work, a desktop computer may make sense. If you are interested in buying an Apple computer please visit the Apple education store.