- All graduate students taking coursework must meet with the Graduate Adviser prior to registering for courses.
- The advising bar (account hold) will not be cleared until the student has met with the Graduate Adviser (see exceptions below)
- Academic advising for the Fall semester takes place in April for continuing students and late August for incoming students; Academic advising for the Spring semester takes place in October
- Each semester, the Course Schedule lists all courses offered and is published online, usually the two weeks prior to advising
- The Graduate Coordinator will send out a list of Art History seminar course descriptions
- Prior to advising, list your proposed courses
- You may register for an Art History seminar only if approval is received during an academic advising meeting with the Graduate Adviser
- Only coursework taken on the letter-grade basis can be counted towards completion of the Program of Work (exception of Spring 2020)
- The student is ultimately responsible for tracking and completing the requirements in the Program of Work
- Forms may be found in the next tab and also here: https://sites.utexas.edu/artgrads/art-history/art-history-advising/forms-2/
UT Course Schedule: https://registrar.utexas.edu/schedules
Find areas of expertise on campus: https://experts.utexas.edu
Out of department courses
Minor coursework may carry an upper-division number with approval, that is, 320-379. Suggested out of department courses: https://sites.utexas.edu/artgrads/art-history/art-history-advising/out-of-department-courses/.
Both Masters and doctoral students are required to take 6 hours (2 courses) of minor (supporting) coursework outside of Art History. These may be in related areas such as history, literature, anthropology, archaeology, classical civilization, philosophy, architecture, music or any other area relevant to the student’s area of interest. No Art History faculty member may be an instructor of record for Minor coursework.
If any course listed in the Course Schedule does not show as “open,” it has been restricted by that department. Most departments restrict their graduate courses and you will likely need the consent of the instructor to register. Often, the Graduate Coordinator in that department will register you for the course once consent of the instructor has been received. If you have consent and are requesting registration from a Graduate Coordinator by email, always include:
Name, UT EID, the number and title of the course, 5-digit unique number for the course.
If you have previously received consent from the instructor by email, please forward, or include the consent information in the email.
Waiver of Academic Advising – who is eligible?
- Doctoral students who have completed all coursework in the Program of Work and who have presented the Doctoral Colloquium
- Doctoral students who have completed Qualifying Examinations but have not yet advanced to doctoral candidacy may register for one or multiple sections ARH396C Reading Tutorial as a placeholder until the doctoral candidacy application is final approved
- Doctoral students registered in dissertation hours for at least one semester no longer have advising bars
- Master’s Degree students who have completed all requirements in the Program of Work and have to complete only the final semester of Thesis (ARH 698B) to graduate
Students who do not need academic advising but still have an advising bar must email the Graduate Coordinator to request that the advising bar be cleared. Please note the basis of your request to have the bar cleared.