Students at Women in Theatre Symposium

The fundamental purpose of academic advising is to assist students in clarifying and meeting their educational and career goals. Academic advising requires that both the student and faculty member work together as a team; the student should come prepared with specific questions and ideas.

Advising within Theatre

When you declare a major in Theatre, you will be assigned to an individual faculty advisor who will provide assistance on the following topics:

  • Course selection
  • Fulfilling the requirements of the major
  • General distribution and minor requirements within CAS
  • Planning for off-campus studies, internships, summer work and other opportunities
  • Navigating the Four Year Plan
  • Career ideas and opportunities

As a theatre minor or theatre education concentrator, the program offers the student the same advising experience. If you have not been assigned to a faculty member for advising purposes, please contact the Director of the Program in Theatre for a formal assignment.
Remember, it is the student’s responsibility to schedule and attend advising meeting.

Structure of Advising within the Department of Theatre

All advisors hold regular office hours; please check the online list to see when your advisor is available and to find contact information to arrange an appointment.

Advisor changes: leaves or sabbaticals

If your advisor goes on sabbatical or leave, you will be assigned temporarily to another faculty member until your advisor returns. In such cases the department’s business administrator will email you to let you know who your acting advisor is.

Advisor changes: student initiated

If for whatever reason you would like to change your advisor, please contact the department chair first.


Seeking Other Kinds of Advising

Your academic advisor has expertise in scholarly issues, especially pertaining to Theatre. There are many other issues about which you may seek advice and support such as student health, legal matters, writing and learning skills, general career planning, lifestyle/residential issues, academic accommodations and more. UVM offers a variety of free professional advising regarding these and other issues. The College of Arts & Sciences Student Services can help you to identify the resources to meet your needs: (802) 656-3166.