Mr Richard R Cowden
School of LAS-Office
Arts 286A (next to Music Department main office)
Personal Biography Statement
I am an academic advisor in the School of Letters, Arts, and Sciences with a particular emphasis in the fine and performing arts. Specifically, I work closely with the Departments of Art, Music, and Theatre to ensure their students make adequate progress towards their degrees and are able to take advantage of the wide range of opportunities in the arts at MSU Denver. A working professional myself (director, actor, and singer) I understand the complexities of both academic programs and career development in the fine and performing arts.
My office is located in Arts 286A, which is in the office suite next to MSU Denver's Department of Music main office on the second floor; check my schedule below for available 10-15 minute walk-in advising times, or simply call the Academic Advising Center at 303-556-3680 to schedule an appointment.
Students interested or declared in Teacher Education in Art or Music should also schedule an appointment with the Teacher Education department at 303-556-6228.
If your general studies are completed, or you already have a Bachelor's degree, and you need advising for your major or minor courses, please contact your academic departments to meet with a faculty advisor.
Appointments are available Mon-Fri. To schedule an appointment, call the Academic Advising Center at 303-556-3680 or stop by SSB 170.
Beginning the week of April 29, 2013, my walk-in advising hours will be:
No appointment necessary for walk-in advising times but please come prepared with questions for your walk-in. Also, be sure to bring any documents such as transcripts, CAPP reports, etc. The walk-in advising session is designed to answer quick questions about scheduling, registration, or similar issues and should be no longer than 15 minutes in length. If you feel that you need more time, please call the Advising Center to schedule an appointment.
Outside of the above walk-in advising hours, students must have an appointment scheduled. Please be sure to have completed your assessment testing, and transcript evaluations by the Transfer Services office before attending your appointment. If you need to register for a New Student Orientation, please visit the
New Student Orientation Office .
Have a remedial and/or general studies level 1 hold(s) on your account? For instructions to remove these holds, click below:
Instructions on Removing Holds
Registration Information and Deadlines
University Catalogs and Course Schedules
Links to Art, Music, and Theatre Degree Plans
Art Department Website
Music Department Website
Information for Admission into Music Programs
Theatre Department Website
Information About Theatre Productions and Auditions
Information Regarding Admission into the BFA Programs in Musical Theatre and Applied Theatre Technology and Design