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Official Policies:

  • What is the department policy regarding first week attendance?
    • The Art Department requires students who do not attend all sessions of a course the first week of the semester to drop that course. 
    • Non-attending students may be dropped as a courtesy especially if there are students on the waiting list, but it is the student’s responsibility to drop the course to avoid incurring tuition and fees. 
    • Students who miss a class meeting the first week of classes who do not drop will be given a failing grade for the course, and will be responsible for any incurred tuition and fees.
    • Permission of the department is required to register for any art (ART, ARTE, ARTH, or CDES) class, or be absorbed from a waiting list, after the first meeting.
    • Permission of instructor is required to be absorbed from a waitlist once the class has begun. The Course Enrollment Override Form (Blue Form) is available in the Art Department. The completed form with instructor signature is required to request absorption into the class.
  • What is the department policy regarding prerequisites?
    • All students (including UCD students) must meet Art Department prerequisites, as stated in the University Catalog, before enrolling in a course.
    • The course instructor does not have the authority to waive a prerequisite.  A student seeking a prerequisite override must have the permission of the area coordinator and the department chair.
    • A prerequisite may not be taken as a corequisite unless so stated in the University Catalog.
  • What is the department policy regarding auditing classes?
    • The Art Department does not accept audit or Metromeritus students in ART, ARTE or CDES courses.  They are accepted in ARTH (art history) courses on a space-available basis, with permission of the instructor. 
    • A course audit requires a student to apply and be accepted to the University, to enroll in the course, and to pay full tuition and fees.
    • Metro Meritus students may audit art history (ARTH) courses at no cost with the instructor’s permission when there is space available. Through the Metro Meritus program, persons 60 years and over can attend MSU Denver classes on the main campus and the extended campus locations at no cost on a space available bases. Metro Meritus applications are available for lifelong learners over 60; contact the Center for Individualized Learning, 303 615-0525.
  • How will I be notified if my class is cancelled or I am absorbed from a waitlist or dropped from a class?
    • Students are advised to check their Student Hub Personal Announcements and MSU Denver email regularly.  MSU Denver email is the official means of communication from the university, and will be used to notify you of class cancellations, etc.


  • How do I make an appointment if I need to speak to a general arts advisor or a faculty advisor?
    • Come into the Department of Art office and speak with one of the front desk employees, or
    • Call the department at 303-615-0300
  • Are there times when walk-in advising is available?
    • There are select peak times such as the week before the fall semester begins when walk-in general advising is available on a first come, first served basis.  Contact the front desk for more information.
    • Your instructor may also have established walk-in hours.  If so, these will be given on your course syllabus.
  • Can I schedule an appointment for the same day?
    • The department does offer limited walk-in advising during peak times through out the semester. To ensure an advisor is available, appointments are recommended.
  • Do I need to bring anything for the appointment?.
    • If you have had a transfer evaluation from MSU Denver and are requesting a transfer appeal determination, please bring a copy of your transcript and the course descriptions of the courses you are appealing.  If you have them, your course syllabi in addition to your unofficial transcripts are also helpful. Transfer evaluations may require multiple appointments with various area coordinators in the department.
  • May I bring my translator/interpreter/assistant to the appointment?
    • Your translator, interpreter or assistant is welcome but you will need to give your permission for that person to be present in the room during your appointment. 
    • If you need accommodation for a disability please contact the Access Center to make arrangements prior to scheduling your appointment.
  •  May I bring my parent/spouse/partner/friend/child/dog to the appointment?
    • Your parent, spouse, partner, or friend is welcome but you will need to give your permission for that person to be present in the room during your appointment.  Seating is limited in faculty and staff offices.
    • Well-behaved children may attend if there is room and with the permission of your advisor.  Please do not ask the front desk staff to babysit your children, and do not leave small children unattended in the office.
    • Assistance dogs and other service animals are welcome. 
    • We do not recommend bringing pets to the office.  Please do not ask the front desk staff to look after your pet.


  • How do I get a locker?
    • You must be a MSU Denver student and currently enrolled in two studio art classes, fall or spring; or one studio art class, summer. 
    • Bring a copy of your current schedule for our files and your student ID to the Department of Art office.  The office staff will not make a copy for you. 
    • If you have one studio art class you may share a locker. 
      • You are responsible for finding your own locker partner.
      • Both of you must come in to the art office together with copies of your schedules and IDs.
  • When can I get a locker?
    • You can get a locker one week before the semester starts.
  • When do I need to clean it out?
    • You must have your items removed from your locker the last day the semester ends, unless you are able to renew your locker. 
  • How do I renew my locker?
    • To renew you must bring a current schedule for the next semester and your ID to the Department of Art office.
  • Is there a fee for a locker?
    • The Department of Art does not charge any fee for a locker.  We do not rent lockers to non-MSU Denver Art Majors, or to students who do not have studio classes.


  • How do I apply for a position with the Department of Art?
    • Links to all department job announcements may be found at
    • Faculty positions will be listed at and in some instances on the College Art Association website.  All applicants must apply online at
    • Work study and student hourly positions are listed at  Follow the instructions on the announcement to apply.
    • Metropolitan State University of Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students, and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background checks on all finalists for positions at the University prior to employment.

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