Academic Advising - College of the Arts

Undergraduate Academic Advising  

The mission of the College of the Arts’ undergraduate academic advisement is to facilitate student’s degree completion by guiding them through an academic journey that is intellectually, personally, and creatively engaging.   

We believe the relationship between academic advisor and student is one of shared responsibilities. We realize that in order to make informed decisions, students need the mentoring and advice of academic advisors and others in the university.  Academic advisors in the College of the Arts (COTA) can be thought of as the coordinators of student’s educational experiences. 

COTA advisors aspire to assist students:  

  • identify and articulate their interests, values, and educational goals;  
  • understand and articulate degree requirements;  
  • access, navigate, and utilize the information and tools located in their Student Center to determine degree progress; and  
  • locate and utilize online and on-campus university resources. 

Through ongoing and multifaceted communication, COTA advisors seek to build relationships with students based on trust and respect in order to positively impact each student’s educational plans.  

COTA academic advising is distinguished from advising in other colleges on campus by its placement of dedicated professional staff advisors in each COTA department.  Visit department website for more information about our academic offerings and academic advising support. 

School of Art Advising Center

Department of Cinematic Arts Advising

Department of Dance Advising

Department of Design Advising

Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Advising

Department of Theatre Arts Advising