Advising, Registration, Graduation
Students in the School of Fine Arts have many resources at their disposal for help in registering for classes, changing majors, preparing for graduation or navigating any of the other tasks that come up through the course of their educations.
- Each student is paired with a faculty advisor in his/her major field of study and will meet with that advisor at least once each semester to discuss academic planning and progress towards degree
- Students can make an appointment at any time to meet with Stacy Crawford, Academic Advisor in the School of Fine Arts (firstname.lastname@example.org; 218-726-8436; 111 Montague Hall) for academic guidance, assistance with the registration process, or any other concerns or academic difficulties
- This section of the SFA web site contains detailed information about the admissions, advising, registration, and graduation processes, as well as links to many commonly-needed forms and lists of opportunities and deadlines - visit these links and bookmark this page to use for frequent reference!
Students at UMD's School of Fine Arts can extend their educations far beyond the classroom by taking advantage of many extra-curricular opportunities and resources.
- Explore the pages in this section to learn about unique programs, projects, and contests within each department -- including the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) -- as well as about the many existing student clubs and organizations.
- Return often to check our posting board of student work opportunities, including one-time calls for music gigs, graphic design projects, community theater volunteer help, and much more.
- In addition to the academic scholarships awarded by UMD Admissions, the School of Fine Arts distributes several talent-based scholarships to both freshman and upper-level students.
My Contacts @ SFA
OFFICE OF THE DEAN
Dr. Arden W. Weaver
130 Montague Hall
Principal Administrative Specialist
Viz Lab Director/MMAD Manager
Interim Graphic & Web Design Manager
SFA Box Office Manager
ADVISING & ACADEMIC SERVICES
What will I do with my degree?
Study in the arts is an essential means - not an end - to acquiring thinking skills, creativity, the ability to change, and the facility to teach oneself.
It doesn't take long to peruse the web and find bloggers, researchers, professors, and all kinds of other people talking about the skills they've learned by studying the fine arts, and the many ways those skills have been a benefit throughout their lives. Browse a few examples that we've come across.
These skills can be the backbone for so many careers - check out a small selection of arts-related possibilities on our Explore Your Career page or start brainstorming how you might apply these inventive qualities to a limitless scope of professions.
"We are moving from an economy and a society built on the logical, linear, computer-like capabilities of the Information Age to an economy and a society built on the inventive, empathic, big picture capabilities of what's rising in its place, the Conceptual Age. For individuals, families, and organizations, professional success and personal fulfillment now require a whole new mind."
- Daniel Pink, excerpted from the Introduction to A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future