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The VLST Program Director, Professor Gary Hatfield, is the primary advisor for all Visual Studies majors. Applicants to the major must see him to complete the declaration process. He is also responsible for certifying the completion of major requirements for graduation, arranging the senior seminar and approving faculty advisors for the senior project. The Program Director answers all questions concerning which courses can be counted toward the major. Prospective and current majors may also contact the VLST Associate Director, Ian Verstegen, with any questions they have about the program.

Prof. Hatfield's office hours in the Fall semester of 2017 are TBA. You may email Prof. Hatfield directly for an appointment (

Both prospective and declared majors may seek advice on course selection from the Program Director and the various sector advisors:

Gary Hatfield in Sector A (425 Logan Hall), Michael Leja in Sector B (301 Jaffe Bldg), Kenneth Lum in Sector C ArtPT (114 Addams Hall), Richard Wesley in Sector C ArchPT (Meyerson Hall)