Registration: All Other Students

Due to the popularity of our courses, we have developed registration procedures to allow us to accommodate all students in their course requests. Please note: only BFA, BDes and majors and minors connected to our Department will be on our contact list, so if you declare your major or minor later in the year, please contact Undergraduate Advisor Caitlin Wells (ccwells@ualberta.ca) to be added to the contact list. 

Registration procedures for ART, DES, and HADVC courses may vary depending on your degree program.

ART 134 and DES 135 Registration

ART 134 and DES 135 are open to online registration for all degree program students. If you are an Art & Design major or minor, and can’t find a spot, please email the Undergraduate Advisor.

Spring and Summer Classes

ART, DES and HADVC Spring and Summer classes are open to online registration for all continuing degree students. Registration for Spring and Summer classes is available in February, usually by 7am on the Friday prior to Reading Week. Since these courses are open to online registration we don’t keep waiting lists; if the class you want is full, please put the class you want on your watchlist.

However, if you have transfer credit for the prerequisite classes, the registration system will not recognize this, and you will need help with registration. If this is your situation please contact the Undergraduate Advisor sometime in January.

Fall and Winter Classes

Course Request Procedures for HADVC Honors Students

Please consult with your HADVC Honors Advisor and then email the Undergraduate Advisor with your course requests.

Course Request Procedures for Art & Design and HADVC Major and Minors in All Degree Programs

Students majoring or minoring in Art & Design or HADVC  will be contacted in early March explaining how to request registration in Fall and Winter term ART, DES, or 300-level and 400-level HADVC classes. 

Registration priority for these classes is contingent upon many factors including the grades achieved in prerequisite courses, the student’s year of program, and the timeliness and completeness of the request. We are generally able to accommodate all students, although your first choice may not always be possible. The Department will always do everything possible to allow all majors and minors to graduate on time, with as many of their first choice courses as possible, but to help make this a possibility, please work to begin your courses as soon as possible in your degree.

Procedures for Open Studies/Special Students

Due to the high demand for our courses, the Department of Art & Design has to be sure that all students who need to take our ART, DES and HADVC courses for their degree programs are accommodated before we give spots to Open Studies students.

Therefore, our policy is to collect course request information from Open Studies students, and then 1–2 weeks prior to the beginning of the course, we are delighted to register Open Studies students in remaining spaces. Please contact the Undergraduate Advisor for the request form.