Student Resources

Student Resources

For all general student inquiries, please contact:
Art Department Office
Phone: (402) 472- 5522
E-mail: artdept@unl.edu
120 Richards Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0114
(Southeast corner of T Street and Stadium Drive)

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements for a minor in Art or Art History?

Beginning Fall 2011, the minor in studio art and art history are as follows:

Art Plan A

  • Studio Electives- 12 credit hours: Select from ARTP101, CERM131, DRAW101, PHOT161, PRNT141, or SCLP111.
  • Art History- 6 credit hours: AHIS101 and AHIS102

Art Plan B

  • Studio Electives- 12 credit hours: Select from ARTP101, CERM131, DRAW101, PHOT161, PRNT141, or SCLP111.

Art History Plan A

  • AHIS 101 (3 cr) and 102 (3 cr).
  • Art History Electives- 12 credit hours including at least 3 credit hours numbered 300 or above.

Art History Plan B

  • AHIS 101 (3 cr) and 102 (3 cr).
  • Art History Electives- 6 credit hours.
"Plan A" is for students with one minor, "Plan B" is for students with two minors.

How do I obtain a permission number independent study in Art or Art History?

Independent study forms are available in 120 Richards Hall or you may download the form using the link below. A permission number for independent study will be released when the completed form is returned to the art department office with all signatures. Click here for the form to request a permission number for independent study.

How do I obtain a permission number for an internship?

An Internship Memorandum of Understanding is available in the art department office (120 Richards Hall). A permission number for an internship will be released when the MOU is completed and returned to the art department office with all of the appropriate signatures.

How do I declare my major in Art or Art History?

If you are not yet a UNL student and you are applying to UNL, simply indicate that you want to major in Art or Art History on the UNL application. See the Undergraduate Bulletin for admission requirements. A portfolio is not required for undergraduate admission.

If you are currently a UNL student and would like to change your major to Art or Art History, follow these steps:

  1. Obtain your advising folder and a CDMA form from your current college.
  2. Go to 120 Richards Hall to have an advisor assigned and to check on *program availability.
  3. Take your advising folder and the CDMA form to the Fine and Performing Arts Dean's Office in 102 Woods Hall.

*Note: The availability of seats in the Visual Literacy program will determine whether eligible students can change their major to studio art immediately, or whether they will be put on a waiting list. This determination will be made when the student visits 120 Richards Hall (Step 2 above). The Hixson Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts requires a cumulative GPA of 2.5, and a current GPA of 2.0 for admission by internal transfer students.