Registration Tips: Art and Art History

Students who have a possible interest in majoring in studio art or art history need to begin taking art courses as soon as possible. If you intend to take an art class, register for it during the registration period. Our classes often fill to capacity. Visit the college catalog for the requirements for the major and a listing of Art/Art History courses

  • Studio Art – Students are encouraged to participate as soon as possible in studio foundation courses (Art 102, 103, 104).  Foundation courses may be taken in any sequence.
  • Art History – It is recommended that a student take Art 153: Introduction to Art History as early as possible.

waitlistHow to Get on the Wait List for Art Courses

All art and art history wait lists are handled by the department’s academic administrative assistant, Patty Cohn. There is no need to email the professor. Each semester, after the results of on-line registration have been posted, Patty Cohn will automatically email a google form to all declared studio art and art history majors with a link to the online wait list form. On this google form you will be asked to fill in your name, email, class year, desired course, and your reason for wanting that course. If we can add any students into a given course, these additions will be based primarily on the student’s reason for wanting the course that semester. Students will receive an email if they are allowed to add a closed course. Once you have been approved to add into an art course, bring your add/drop slip to Patty Cohn (in CAD 200), and she can sign it for you. Then turn in the add/drop slip to the Office of the Registrar and Academic Advising, and you’re done!  

If you are not a declared studio art or art history major and you would like to get on an art course wait list, you will need to email Patty Cohn (cohn@stolaf.edu) AFTER registration posts, asking to be sent the wait list google form, and she will email that to you. Declared art majors automatically receive this form because we send it to the studio art and art history major email alias.