Every student in the School of Theatre, Film & Television receives regular academic advisement. Advisors are assigned based on the degree plan selected. It is very important that each student consult with his/her advisor(s) in person at least once each semester, well before registering for classes. Consultation with an advisor can avoid unnecessary coursework and delays in graduation.
Specific information for current Theatre, Film & Television students is available on the CFA console, under “Forms, Documents, Downloads”. Information here includes advisement procedures for specific degree plans, registration dates and deadlines, and a variety of important departmental forms.
To schedule an appointment with an advisor in Theatre, Film & Television, click on the appropriate link:
Before you meet with an advisor, please become familiar with the PDF version of your UAccess advisement report (see below).
UAccess advisement report
Your UAccess advisement report is a computerized degree audit, which you should check regularly — especially after registration for classes. The advisement report checks courses for which you are registered or have completed against the requirements of your program(s).
To see your advisement report, from your UAccess Student Center, click on “My Academics”, and then on “View my advisement report”. When the report appears, choose “View report as PDF”. (Make sure pop-ups are enabled in your browser to view the report.) If you have questions about your advisement report, make an appointment with your advisor, or with advisor Christina Beasley (through one of the links above).
Goals of advising
As an institution, the goals of academic advising include helping students:
- Clarify their life and career goals
- Develop suitable educational plans
- Select appropriate courses and complementary educational experiences
- Interpret institutional requirements
- Enhance their awareness of available educational resources (such as internship opportunities, honors, and tutoring programs)
- Evaluate their progress toward established goals
- Assist them in completing degree requirements in a timely manner
- Develop decision-making skills
- Reinforce their self direction
- Seek out and use support services in the institution and the community
- Collect and distribute data regarding student needs, preferences and performance for use in making institutional decisions and policy