New Student Advising & Registration: Department of Visual Arts

Congratulations on becoming a Titan! The health and well-being of the Titan Family is our top priority.
Due to the current situation with COVID-19 and in accordance with campus protocol, all components of advising will be offered online or virtually. 
Below, please find the steps needed to  complete your freshman & transfer student advising and registration.

(For a complete list of concentrations in the Department of Visual Arts, visit this page )

Step 1:

Complete four online General Education (GE) Advising ModulesOpens in new window to learn about GE requirements and how to register for classes.

Freshmen Only: All incoming Freshmen will have a General Education Advising hold placed on their account. Complete the General Education Advising Modules at least three days before your major advising session to have your GE hold removed and be able to register for classes.

Step 2:

Watch the Major Advising Presentation. This webinar will provide an introduction of your department, an overview of concentrations and degree requirements, and guidance about classes you should register for in Fall 2020. You may complete it at any time. No appointment is required.

Step 3:

After completing the Major Advising Presentation, if you have additional questions about major requirements, attend a Live Q&A Session. We limit capacity to 50 students to ensure time for questions and personalized support. There are enough sessions offered for all students to attend.

Freshman Live Q&A SessionOpens in new window

Transfer Live Q&A SessionOpens in new window

Step 4:

Register for General Education (GE) and major courses starting June 22.

Step 5:

After completing Steps 1-3, if you have additional questions about GE requirements or need help registering, attend a Registration Support Drop-In Session. We limit capacity to 25 students to ensure time for questions and personalized support. There are enough sessions offered for all students to attend.

Freshman Registration Support Drop-In SessionOpens in new window
Transfer Registration Support Drop-In SessionOpens in new window

Step 6:

Meet your Student Success TeamOpens in new window .

Freshmen Only: General Education (GE) Recommendations 

 Visual Arts students will have GE overlapPDF File Opens in new window in two General Education Areas.

Areas: C.1 Introduction to Arts = ART 103, ART 104, ART 107A, ART 107B, ART 201A, and ART 201B; this same overlap will also occur with the area titled “Additional course in C.1 Arts or C.2 Humanities” = ART 103, ART 104, ART 107A, ART 107B, ART 201A, and ART 201B.

Students are advised to register for at least two of the Golden Four GE Areas: A.1 Oral Communication, A.2: Written Communication, A.3 Critical Thinking, and B.4 Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning. Please follow the GE recommendations provided on the General Education ModuleOpens in new window

Pre-requisite Questions


 If you run into course registration issues regarding missing pre-requisites and if you met the pre-requisites, please contact   Leslie Skinner

Swap vs. Drop

 If your respective academic department pre-registered or permitted you into a class, do not drop it without consulting with an advisor. If you need to make changes to these courses, for example, change the day or time of the course, then you will need to “Swap” the coursePDF File Opens in new window . When you go to your “Student Center” you can click on “Enroll” on the left-hand side of the page. This will take you to a new page where you can make the change. At the top of the page, there are tabs with the choices to “Add,” “Drop,” or “Swap” but you will want to select the “Swap” tab to change your course for a different day/time. Keep in mind that the option to swap a course will only be available if the course you want is still available; you cannot swap into a course that is already full.

How to Join Zoom Meetings via Authentication?

For the safety and security of all participants, you must authenticate to Sign In to join a Zoom meeting. Please sign in at least 15 minutes before your scheduled Zoom meeting. The waiting room feature in Zoom will be used and you will be invited in by the host.  

Users can authenticate, when prompted to Sign In, using the following options:

  • CSUF Users  – Select SSO and Enter ‘fullerton.zoom.us’ and use your campus portal username and password
  • Visit the  IT Zoom website Opens in new window  for more information on Zoom.
  • If you need help or have any questions, please contact the IT Help Desk at helpdesk@fullerton.edu or call (657) 278-7777. 

If you have additional questions regarding your major, please contact the  Department of Visual Arts