Maria D'Anniballe is the undergraduate advisor for the History of Art and Architecture Department. Current students are encouraged to meet with Maria as soon as possible and at least once every semester. Advising is designed to help students make informed decisions about their educational and career goals. It is an ongoing process that includes but is not limited to assistance in planning each semester's schedule of courses. She and Gretchen Bender, the Director of the Undergraduate Program, are happy to meet with students who have general questions about the major before declaring, or who want to learn more about the broad opportunities we provide.
To Set Up an Advising Appointment:
As you plan your appointment, it is important to understand the advising process and what to expect from your meeting. Advising is designed to help students make informed decisions about their educational and career goals. It is an ongoing process that includes but is not limited to assistance in planning each semester's schedule of courses.
A great resource for all our students is the Organization we maintain on Courseweb. Here students can find updated news, information, and all needed resources pertaining to advising. On courseweb.pitt.edu, go to “Organizations” and then click on “ARTSC DEPT ADVISING ORG HAA”. New majors should contact Corrin Trombley to gain access to this site.
For general advising guidelines to help you determine what you should be thinking about as you plan for your sophomore, junior, and senior year, see here.
Up to date information on advising, course registration, and current and upcoming course offerings can be found here.
To Prepare for your Advising Meeting
Advising in our department is understood as a collaborative effort between both you and your advisor. It is an ongoing process that includes but is not limited to the following:
• longer term (multiple semester) academic plans
• setting individual academic and professional goals
• independent and honors thesis projects
• academic assistance and difficulties
• research opportunities
• internship opportunities
• University Honors College and Dietrich School Office of Undergradaute Research opportunities
• developing your resume
• studying abroad
• preparation for graduate school and professional work
• how to prepare over several semesters to be a good candidate
• how to find programs that are a good fit
• drafting a statement of purpose or cover letter
• seeking letters of recommendation and references
All students must also work closely with the Office of Career Development and Placement Assistance – as early as freshman year!
The Academic Resource Center (ARC) helps students achieve their highest potential and improve their academic performance.
Students are encouraged to utilize the resources of the Counseling Center for a wide range of services.