Navigating your way through a four-year degree’s curriculum can be complicated and we’ll give you hand as you sort your way through the ins and outs of class schedules, registration, GenEd themes, degree requirements, and more.
Incoming freshmen are assigned a general adviser. This person will help you plan, and start, your academic career. After you officially declare a major in art, you will be assigned an art faculty adviser who teaches in our department.
A portfolio is required for admission to the Department of Art by incoming Freshmen, transfer students seeking to become Art majors, current ASU students wanting to change their major to Art or returning graduates pursuing another degree in Art. Click here for more information.
Students wishing to declare Art as their major must meet all of the following criteria:
More information can be found at the University College Academic Advising Center’s website.
Students wishing to major in Graphic Design must first apply to the program through Graphic Design Candidacy Portfolio Review. More information can be found here.
Check the Graphic Design Resources page for helpful advising documents.
A checksheet is a checklist of a degree program’s requirements. Links to General Education and degree program checksheets can be found here:
Art Expo is Appalachian’s annual juried student exhibition. All Studio Art, Art Education and Graphic Design majors must submit four works to this juried competition before they graduate. More informationcan be found here.
Students wishing to take courses at other institutions and transfer credit to Appalachian must receive prior approval and complete this form.
To make sure you will fulfill your degree requirements before you graduate, seniors should apply for a graduation audit before they plan on graduating. You must have a minimum of 90 earned hours, and be within 1-2 semesters of graduation. However, if you will be completing an internship or student teaching in your last semester, you may request the audit two semesters prior to graduation. More information can be found on the Fine and Applied Arts website.