Advising in the School of Theatre, Film & Television
Academic advisors are available for all students in the School of Theatre, Film & Television, based on degree/program and status. It is very important that each student consult with his/her advisor in person at least once each semester, well before registering for classes. Consultation with an advisor can avoid unnecessary coursework and delays in graduation.
To schedule an appointment with an advisor, click on the appropriate link:
Film & Television advising
[NOTE: for Film & Television, priority advising appointments (Sept 23-Nov 1) are NOT scheduled online - FTV/MAR majors/minors, click here for instructions on making an appointment during this time.]
You must bring a printout of your UAccess Advisement Report whenever you see an advisor. Become familiar with your report before your appointment. 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" and print all pages. (Make sure pop-ups are enabled in your browser to view the report.)
What is Academic Advising?
The University of Arizona recognizes academic advising to be a critical component of the educational experience of its undergraduate students. Through individual, collaborative relationships with academic advisors, students are best able to define and implement sound educational plans that are consistent with their personal values, goals and career plans. While academic advising occurs most visibly in these individual relationships, a broad network of professionals, faculty, staff and students exists in support of the Institution's overall advising mission. The University acknowledges its obligation to provide students with accurate and timely academic advising, delivered through its academic departments and colleges, as well as through additional units and colleges devoted to specific student populations such as undecided, transfer, and pre-professional students, freshmen, and those with disabilities.
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.