Advising

NOTICE: All face-to-face advising appointments in the Department of Art and Art History have been suspended until further notice.

Advising appointments will no longer be made via Advising Works and will be conducted via email, phone, or Microsoft Teams.

Advising in the Department of Art and Art History

Five reasons to meet with your advisor:
1. Put together pieces of your academic plan and prepare for graduation.
2. Learn how to get plugged into your program (with extracurriculuars!)
3. Troubleshoot issues.
4. Get advice about courses and select the right classes in the right order.
5. Declare your major, minor, or talk about additional majors of interest.
 
Undergraduate Students:

Who is my advisor?

Avanti Herczeg
Advises for the following programs:

  • BFA, Design: Fashion (not Merchandising), Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design
  • BA, Art History
  • All incoming Exploratory Fine Arts Students (EFA)
Office location: 155 Art Building 
Phone: 313.577.2980
Appointments: Stars to make an appointment OR email your advisor directly: ac2208@wayne.edu with your name, WSU access ID, and request.
 
Michele Porter
Advises for the following programs:
  • BA, Art
  • BFA, Art: Ceramics, Digital Art, Drawing, Fibers, Metals, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture
  • BS/BA, Design and Merchandising: Fashion Merchandising

Office location: 150 Art Building 
Phone: 313.577.2980
Appointments: Stars to make an appointment OR email your advisor directly: aa2961@wayne.edu with your name, WSU access ID, and request.

Graduate students:

Instructions for graduate admissions are available by contacting the Graduate Officer of the Department of Art and Art History at graduateartanddesign@wayne.edu or visiting the Graduate Student page. 

 

External Resources on Advising Expectations and Email Etiquette 

https://www.umass.edu/studentsuccess/resources/emailing-professors

https://www.marquette.edu/first-generation-students/email-etiquette.php

https://www.purdue.edu/advisors/students/email.php

https://advising.stanford.edu/current-students/advising-student-handbook/email-faculty

https://sasundergrad.rutgers.edu/advising/what-is-advising/emailing#do-some-leg-work