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
Marshall Bldg, Room 220
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Advisors – School of Art

Megan G Bartel Program Coordinator
Art Bldg, Room 11D
James Graham Academic Advisor I
Art Bldg, Room 110
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Wilma Pinedo Program Coordinator
Art Bldg, Room 11C
Ashley S Rubin Senior Academic Advisor I
Art Bldg, Room 11A
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Advisors – School of Dance

Tamara Dyke-Compton Associate Professor, Dance
Ina Gittings Bldg, Room 121M
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Elizabeth George Associate Professor, Dance
Ina Gittings Bldg, Room 121D
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Hayley E Meier Adjunct Instructor, Dance
Ina Gittings Bldg, Room 121
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Advisor – Fred Fox School of Music

David J. Boulton Academic Advisor I
Music Bldg, Room 109

Advisors – School of Theatre, Film and Television

Christina Beasley Senior Academic Advisor II
Marshall Bldg, Room 236
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Nicole Staab Academic Advisor I
Marshall Bldg, Room 220
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David Yarnelle Assistant Professor of Practice
Marshall Bldg, Room 235
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CFA Student Services

Lindsay Clark Coordinator, Recruitment
Slonaker House, Room 201
Ms. Norma Ayon Assistant Director - Academic Advising
Marshall Bldg, Room 220
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Karin Nolan Assistant Professor, Fine Arts | Assistant Professor, Music
Music Bldg, Room 159
Harvill Bldg, Room 126B
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