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Undergraduate Advising

Mission of the Advising Office

It is the mission of the Fine Arts Undergraduate Advisor to counsel current and prospective students, with regard to gathering and interpreting information toward the end of achieving their stated academic and career objectives in the School of Fine Arts.The advisor works to help students set and achieve academic and career goals as much as possible, but it is the students responsibility to know the College of Arts and Sciences Degree requirements as well as the School of Fine Arts major requirements. The advisor’s role is to help students interpret this information and apply it effectively toward reaching their own individual goals.

Studio Undergraduate Advisor

Justin Otten, PhD
Fine Arts Undergraduate Academic Advisor
1201 East 7th Street
Fine Arts Building, Room 126
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana 47405–3501
Telephone: (812) 855-1693
Fax: (812) 855-7498

How to set an appointment with the Studio Art Advisor
The Studio Arts Academic Advisor sees students by appointment only. To schedule an appointment with the Fine Arts Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Justin Otten, please follow this link: After scheduling an appointment, if a time conflict arises, please make sure to cancel your previously scheduled appointment so that this time may be made available to another student. If you do not currently have an Indiana University ID, please contact the advisor via email:

History of Art Undergraduate Advisor

Meryl Krieger
Fine Arts Building, Office 136
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-3501
Telephone: (812) 855-1056

How to Set an Appointment with History of Art
To set an appointment or to schedule a tour of the Fine Arts  Building, please send an email to the Art History Undergraduate Advisor, Krystie Herndon. Please include two or three possible meeting times. You will receive a confirmation of the set appointment within 24 hours. For quick questions or short meetings (15 minutes), you may choose to come during her walk-in office hours, 10-12 Mondays and Thursdays.