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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@email.arizona.edu
Marshall Bldg, Room 220
520-621-1301
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Advisors – School of Art

Megan G Bartel Program Coordinator
mbartel@email.arizona.edu
Art Bldg, Room 11D
520-621-8518
James Graham Academic Advisor I
jimgraham@email.arizona.edu
Art Bldg, Room 110
520-621-7570
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Wilma Pinedo Program Coordinator
wpinedo@email.arizona.edu
Art Bldg, Room 11C
520-621-2618
Ashley S Rubin Senior Academic Advisor I
arubin@email.arizona.edu
Art Bldg, Room 11A
520-621-2618
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Advisors – School of Dance

Tamara Dyke-Compton Associate Professor, Dance | Member of the Graduate Faculty
tdykecompton@email.arizona.edu
Ina Gittings Bldg, Room 121M
520-621-4698
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Elizabeth George Associate Professor, Dance | Member of the Graduate Faculty
egeorge@email.arizona.edu
Ina Gittings Bldg, Room 121D
520-621-2905
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Hayley E Meier Adjunct Instructor, Dance
hmeier@email.arizona.edu
Ina Gittings Bldg, Room 121
520-621-4698
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Advisor – Fred Fox School of Music

David J. Boulton Academic Advisor I
davidboulton@email.arizona.edu
Music Bldg, Room 109
520-621-1655

Advisors – School of Theatre, Film and Television

Christina Beasley Senior Academic Advisor II
cswanson@email.arizona.edu
Marshall Bldg, Room 236
520-626-6700
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Nicole Staab Academic Advisor I
nstaab@email.arizona.edu
Marshall Bldg, Room 220
520-621-7008
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David Yarnelle Assistant Professor of Practice
yarnelle@email.arizona.edu
Marshall Bldg, Room 235
520-621-3771
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CFA Student Services

Lindsay Clark Coordinator, Recruitment
linds@email.arizona.edu
Slonaker House, Room 201
520-621-9430
Ms. Norma Ayon Assistant Director - Academic Advising
nayon@email.arizona.edu
Marshall Bldg, Room 220
520-621-1301
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Karin Nolan Assistant Professor, Fine Arts | Assistant Professor, Music
knolan@email.arizona.edu
Music Bldg, Room 159
520-621-7470
Harvill Bldg, Room 126B
520-626-5656
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2 days ago
Arizona Arts

In the spring of 2020, a talented group of MFA graduates lost the opportunity to display their artworks in a physical gallery due to the pandemic. Today we begin to run it back with the 2020 MFA Thesis Alumni Exhibition.

azart.fyi/2020MFAAlumni

The University of Arizona School of Art, University of Arizona Museum of Art and Center for Creative Photography are co-hosting exhibition, displaying the artwork in four galleries.

FEATURING ARTISTS: Erin DiGiovanni, Zach Gotschalk (works pictured), Mijoung Kim, Marisa Lewon, Dorsey Kaufmann, Martin Krafft, Elena Makansi, Leah Netsky, Jared Robison, Marina Shaltout, Kaitlyn Jo Smith, Alex Turner, Kenzie Wells.

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In the spring of 2020, a talented group of MFA graduates lost the opportunity to display their artworks in a physical gallery due to the pandemic. Today we begin to run it back with the 2020 MFA Thesis Alumni Exhibition. 

https://azart.fyi/2020MFAAlumni

The University of Arizona School of Art, University of Arizona Museum of Art and Center for Creative Photography are co-hosting exhibition, displaying the artwork in four galleries. 

FEATURING ARTISTS: Erin DiGiovanni, Zach Gotschalk (works pictured), Mijoung Kim, Marisa Lewon, Dorsey Kaufmann, Martin Krafft, Elena Makansi, Leah Netsky, Jared Robison, Marina Shaltout, Kaitlyn Jo Smith, Alex Turner, Kenzie Wells.

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3 days ago
Arizona Arts

Faye Ruiz's senior thesis film from "I Dream in Widescreen 2020" has been acquired for national distribution by Kino Lorber and DEDZA FILMS, who are featuring the works of nine emerging filmmakers from underrepresented communities worldwide.

The screenings begin today.
azart.fyi/FayeRuizFilm

“Dedza is committed to changing the landscape for emerging, underrepresented filmmakers and I’m elated to be a part of their first collection of short films and honored to have my film chosen to play on such a wide platform,” said Ruiz. “I’m grateful to The University of Arizona and the UA School of Theatre, Film & Television for providing me with the filmmaking resources and faculty mentorship to bring ‘The Lights Are On, No One’s Home’ to life and out into the world.”

Written and directed by Faye Ruiz
Produced by Ramani Menjugas
Cinematography by Martin Somoza and Zach Lovvorn
Starring Faye Ruiz and Adriana Acedo Campillo

All TFTV students or graduates.
The University of Arizona Alumni Association
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Faye Ruizs senior thesis film from I Dream in Widescreen 2020 has been acquired for national distribution by Kino Lorber and DEDZA FILMS, who are featuring the works of nine emerging filmmakers from underrepresented communities worldwide. 

The screenings begin today.
https://azart.fyi/FayeRuizFilm

“Dedza is committed to changing the landscape for emerging, underrepresented filmmakers and I’m elated to be a part of their first collection of short films and honored to have my film chosen to play on such a wide platform,” said Ruiz. “I’m grateful to The University of Arizona and the UA School of Theatre, Film & Television for providing me with the filmmaking resources and faculty mentorship to bring ‘The Lights Are On, No One’s Home’ to life and out into the world.”

Written and directed by Faye Ruiz
Produced by Ramani Menjugas 
Cinematography by Martin Somoza and Zach Lovvorn
Starring Faye Ruiz and Adriana Acedo Campillo

All TFTV students or graduates.
The University of Arizona Alumni Association
5 days ago
Arizona Arts

Andres Hernandez is one of the many talented artists featured in the University of Arizona School of Art 2021 BFA illustration and Design Capstone Show. His thesis project was rebranding the National History Museum at Chapultepec Castle in Mexico City.

"This museum is one of my favorite places to visit while in Mexico City,” said Andrés. 'I decided to make it my thesis project because it would combine my love for design, art, my heritage, and history all in one project."

For more on Andrés, other artists and show, please visit bfacapstone.art.arizona.edu.

@uarizonaschoolofart | @andresadamehernandez
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Andres Hernandez is one of the many talented artists featured in the University of Arizona School of Art 2021 BFA illustration and Design Capstone Show. His thesis project was rebranding the National History Museum at Chapultepec Castle in Mexico City.

This museum is one of my favorite places to visit while in Mexico City,” said Andrés. I decided to make it my thesis project because it would combine my love for design, art, my heritage, and history all in one project.

For more on Andrés, other artists and show, please visit bfacapstone.art.arizona.edu.

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