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The Academic Advisors at The College of Fine Arts work closely with students from freshman year through graduation. The Academic Advisors are committed to providing a holistic experience that ensures students to be well-equipped for the challenges of successfully completing a fine arts degree from the University of Arizona.

Academic Advising

  • Helps you understand and complete your major and minor degree requirements.
  • It also helps you to develop goals in conjunction with your academic course of study.
  • Clarify university academic policies and procedures, and program requirements.
  • Explains academic distinction, probation, disqualification, general petitions, and enrollment in more than 19 units, leave of absence, and disability-related course substitutions.

The University has established guidelines regarding academic policies and procedures, your rights and responsibilities, and your degree requirements. You are responsible for your own academic progress and need to become familiar with UA policies.

Contact Information

Dean’s Office

Ms. Norma Ayon Assistant Director - Academic Advising
nayon@arizona.edu
Music Bldg, Room 111
520-621-1301
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Kimberly Ann Valdez Academic Advisor I
kavaldez@arizona.edu
Music Bldg, Room 111
520-621-1778

Advisors – School of Art

Megan G Bartel Program Coordinator
mbartel@arizona.edu
Art Bldg, Room 11A
520-621-8518
Wilma Pinedo Program Coordinator
wpinedo@arizona.edu
Art Bldg, Room 11C
520-621-2618
Ashley S Rubin Senior Academic Advisor I
arubin@arizona.edu
Art Bldg, Room 11A
520-621-2618
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Advisors – School of Dance

Tamara Dyke-Compton Associate Professor, Dance | Associate Director, School of Dance
tdykecompton@arizona.edu
Ina Gittings Bldg, Room 121M
520-621-4698
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Elizabeth George Associate Professor, Dance
egeorge@arizona.edu
Ina Gittings Bldg, Room 121D
520-621-2905
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Hayley E Meier Assistant Professor of Practice
hmeier@arizona.edu
Ina Gittings Bldg, Room 121
520-621-4698
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Advisor – Fred Fox School of Music

David J. Boulton Assistant Director, Undergraduate Student Academic Services
davidboulton@arizona.edu
Music Bldg, Room 109
520-621-1655

Advisors – School of Theatre, Film and Television

Keshia Neal Senior Academic Advisor I
kneal23@arizona.edu
Marshall Bldg, Room 236
520-626-6700
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Nicole Staab Academic Advisor I
nstaab@arizona.edu
Marshall Bldg, Room 220
520-621-8741
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David Yarnelle Assistant Professor of Practice
yarnelle@arizona.edu
Marshall Bldg, Room 235
520-621-3771
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CFA Student Services

Lindsay Clark Coordinator, Student and Alumni Engagement
linds@arizona.edu
Slonaker House, Room 201
520-621-9430
Max M. Jackson Coordinator, Recruiting - Admissions and Enrollment
maxj@arizona.edu
Slonaker House, Room 203
520-626-1644
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Melanie J Marsh Program Assistant
melaniejmarsh@arizona.edu
Music Bldg, Room 111
520-626-1194
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Kimberly Moore Financial Aid Professional II
kmoore657@arizona.edu
Slonaker House, Room 201
520-276-5935
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Ms. Norma Ayon Assistant Director - Academic Advising
nayon@arizona.edu
Music Bldg, Room 111
520-621-1301
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Kimberly Ann Valdez Academic Advisor I
kavaldez@arizona.edu
Music Bldg, Room 111
520-621-1778
Karin Nolan Assistant Professor of Practice | Assistant Professor, Music
knolan@arizona.edu
Music Bldg, Room 159
520-621-7470
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Willa Ahlschwede of the University of Arizona Museum of Art, gives an overview of “Our Stories: High School Artists." Ends this Saturday.

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Proud of you, Taylor Maresca!Taylor Maresca (BFA, '22) is the new morning reporter for WBTW News13 CBS in Myrtle Beach! This past semester Maresca earned her BFA in Musical Theatre, a BA in Communications, and double minored in Public Relations and Journalism. During her time at UArizona she worked for UATV 3 News, wrote for Arizona Daily Wildcat and wrote as a staff writer for Arizona Arts - among many other roles on and off campus.

“Being a journalist, like being an artist, is so fulfilling because everyday I get to tell stories. Stories that impact communities and inspire change." says Maresca. "I’m loving every second of being the morning reporter at News13 and connecting with the lovely community of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (even though it comes with a 2:30 a.m. wake up time 😉)."

Congratulations, Taylor! Bear Down!

Pictured: Taylor Maresca TV covering the re-opening of the Conway theatre in SC during her time as a correspondent and field reporter for WBTW News13.
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