College of Arts and Communication

ADVISING AND REGISTRATION


All College of Arts and Communication majors are required to meet with their academic advisor or attend a group advising session prior to registration each semester. Please consult your major department to verify requirements.

Use WINS or contact the office of your major.

Art and Design, Music and Theatre/Dance majors are assigned a faculty advisor their first semester on campus. The Communication Department (Communication & Journalism majors) and Media Arts and Game Development majors who have earned less than 24 credits toward graduation are advised by the Academic Advising and Exploration Center located in Roseman Hall. Once you have earned more than 24 credits then you will be assigned an advisor in the College.

Major, minor or degree changes are made in the office of the major you are declaring. Minor declarations and changes are made at the office of your major.

  • Art and Design majors - Greenhill Center of the Arts Room 2073
  • Communication majors - Heide Hall Room 406
  • Music majors - Greenhill Center of the Arts Room 2038
  • Theatre/Dance majors - Greenhill Center of the Arts Room 2076
  • Media Arts and Game Development majors:
    • Communication/Gaming emphasis – Heide 406
    • Media Art emphasis - Greenhill Center of the Arts Room 2073
    • Technology emphasis – McGraw 104

If you do not have a minor advisor, you should meet with the department chair of your minor area to verify requirements. Art minors must participate in the Department of Art and Design early registration. Contact the Art Department for information. Remember that Theatre and Dance minors have holds and must see a Theatre or Dance advisor prior to registration.

In the summer or other academic breaks, many faculty advisors are not on campus. If you need advising, contact the chairperson of the department of your major. For general questions, or if you cannot reach the department, contact the Associate Dean's Office at 262-472-1934.

Art and Design:

Communication:

Media Arts and Game Development:

Music:

Theatre/Dance:

Art and Design

Mary Eastlick eastlicm@uww.edu 262-472-1324
Greenhill Center of the Arts, Room 2073

Communication

Julie Ridgeman ridgemaj@uww.edu 262-472-7154
Heide Hall, Room 406

Media Arts and Game Development

Jeff Herriott  herriotj@uww.edu 262-472-1424
McGraw, Room 104A

Music

Kat Bastien  bastienk@uww.edu 262-472-1310
Greenhill Center of the Arts Room 2038

Theatre/Dance

Linda Allegretti allegrel@uww.edu 262-472-1566
Greenhill Center of the Arts Room 2076

    If you are a transfer student with 21 or more credits, or credits for courses that are given a 999 equivalency, you may want to check with the Associate Dean's Office, CA 2030, 262-472-1934 to verify that your transfer work has been properly credited.

    All College of Arts and Communication majors and some minors have advising holds. Note the specific advising requirements and processes for each major and minor as listed below. Prepare for your appointment by bringing a copy of your AR and a list of questions or concerns. Review the Schedule of Classes to get an idea of what courses you might be interested in. If any area of your Academic Advising Report (AAR) is bolded, be sure that you ask your advisor directly.

     

    ART AND DESIGN MAJORS AND MINORS  

    You have an advising hold. Each semester, all majors and minors in Art and Art Ed  are required to meet with an advisor in the Department of Art and Design prior to registering for classes.

    The Department offers three strategies for students to receive focused advising:·      

    • One - One meeting with assigned faculty advisors     Your advisor's name is listed in your WINS information page. Advising sign-up sheets are usually posted on faculty advisors' office doors during the two-week advising period leading up to Priority Registration. You may also schedule appointments to visit with your advisor at any time during the semester. ·      
    • One - One meeting with Assistant Chair:      The Assistant Chair dedicates 6 hours a week to advising students. Appointments are made through the Department Office: 262-472-1324.
    • One - One meeting with faculty advisors      Each semester the Department offers a Walk-In Advising session before Priority Registration begins. During this session, students meet with a group of faculty advisors on a first come, first served basis. The Department Office sends out an email to all students announcing the date of the Walk-In Advising session.


    Once you are advised, you will receive an Individualized Advising Sheet that must be turned in to the Department Office. Upon receipt of the signedIndividual Advising Sheet, the Department ADA will release your Advising Hold. At that time, barring any additional holds (ie. Terms + Conditions or unpaid fees), you should be able to register for the classes you discussed in your meeting with your advisor.

    Information on Department Majors and Minors is available on the Department website and in the Undergraduate Catalog. It is each student's responsibility to meet with an advisor and become familiar with programmatic expectations. Contact the Department of Art and Design, 262-472-1324, or stop in the Department Office, CA 2070, for more information regarding the advising process.

     

    COMMUNICATION MAJORS

    (Communication and Journalism--includes broadcast/print/web journalism, public relations, advertising, electronic media, international journalism and corporate and health communication.

    You have an advising hold. To remove that hold, you must participate in the Communication Department's group advising process.

    Communication minors do not have an advising hold.

     

    MEDIA ARTS AND GAME DEVELOPMENT (MAGD) MAJORS AND MINORS

    (all emphases)

    You have an advising hold. Each semester, all MAGD Majors are required to meet with an MAGD advisor prior to registration.

    MAGD holds group advising sessions, at which students receive one on one advising from multiple advisors with expertise across the connected disciplines in the program (Art & Design, Communication, Music, Computer Science). This process ensures that students receive up-to-date disciplinary advice regarding course content and helps students refine their curriculum to match their program and career goals.

    Once you are advised, you will receive an Individualized Advising Sheet that must be turned in to the Department Office. Upon receipt of the signed Individual Advising Sheet, the Department ADA will release your Advising Hold. At that time, barring any additional holds (ie. Terms + Conditions or unpaid fees), you should be able to register for the classes you discussed in your meeting with your advisor.

    Information on Department Majors and Minors is available on the Department website and in the Undergraduate Catalog. It is each student's responsibility to meet with an advisor and become familiar with programmatic expectations.

    Please also connect with your assigned advisor and/ or program coordinator, Jeff Herriott, with additional questions.

     

    MUSIC MAJORS

    You have an advising hold. Contact your advisor and make your advising appointment early. Your advisor's name is listed in your WINS information page. If you have not been assigned an advisor, please call your academic department. Use the "Directories" quick link on the UWW homepage to look up your advisor's location, phone and e-mail address. Music minors do not have an advising hold.

     

    THEATRE/DANCE MAJORS AND MINORS

    You have an advising hold. Contact your advisor and make your advising appointment early. Your advisor's name is listed in your WINS information page. If you have not been assigned an advisor, please call your academic department. Use the "Directories" quick link on the UWW homepage to look up your advisor's location, phone and e-mail address.

    Individual Department Advising Resources

    Advising Forms

    Graduation/Exit Survey

    Checksheets

    Major

    Minor Checksheets

    Other Resources

    Videos Specific to all Communication and Journalism Majors and Minors

    Dr. Brady- How to Read your AAR as a Communication or Journalism Major
    Instructor Bill Lowell- Mapping a Path to Graduation as a Communication or Journalism Major
    Dr. Wildermuth- Choosing a Minor as a Communication or Journalism Major
    Instructor Tammy French- Getting Involved in Co-Curriculars and Communication or Journalism Major

      

    Videos Specific to Various Majors/Emphases

    Dr. Jim Kates- Advising Information Specific to Broadcast Print Web
    Dr. S-A Welch- Advising Information Specific to Corporate and Health
    Instructor Kristine Kranenburg- Advising Information Specific to Advertising
    Instructor Jim Mead- Advising Information Specific to Electronic Media
    Dr. Corey Davis- Advising Information Specific to Public Relations

    All new students (freshmen and transfer students) must be admitted and attend an orientation and registration program in order to register. Contact the First Year Expericence (262-472-3205) for information.

    All new students (freshmen and transfer students) must be admitted and attend an orientation and registration program in order to register. Contact the First Year Experience (262-472-3205) for information.

    Readmitted students do not need to attend an orientation and registration program. They will have a hold from their advising department and must meet with their advisor in order to register (see below for further information.) Before accessing your WINS page, you will need to do a password change. You can find further instruction at https://www.uww.edu/idmapps.

    During Priority Registration, you are assigned registration start times according to your earned credits.

    Check WINS for your personal start time. If you have forgotten your password, contact the computer HELP desk at 262-472-4357.

    You can use WINS to view courses.
    Or, use the Schedule of Classes that is posted on the Registrar's website https://www.uww.edu/registrar/schedule-of-classes/

    Note: A course section designated H is reserved for Honors program students, and a course section designated W is reserved for fully online students.

    Instructions for using WINS are also available at the Registrar's website at https://www.uww.edu/registrar/wins/student-wins-how-tos. You can view important information (advisor name, registration start time, holds, grades, bills, etc.)

    Need to take more than 18 credits?  Download the Overload Form, fill it out and deliver it to room 2030 in the Greenhill Center of the Arts for processing and approval.

    Contact the Associate Dean's Office (CA2030, 262-472-1934) for more information.