Graduate students are advised by their faculty mentors. Students should individually consult with faculty academic advisors on a regular basis—not just to pre-register—but also to communicate regularly about progress toward the degree and one’s professional development. Students are free to change advisors at any time prior to preparation for comprehensive examinations, especially as students begin to work with individual faculty in Cinematic Arts.

For general questions about graduate studies, students may contact the Graduate Program Coordinator and/or the Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Cinematic Arts:

Hope Koch
Graduate Program Coordinator
105 Becker Communication Studies Building

Hayley O'Malley
Director of Graduate Studies
W235 Adler Journalism Building

Graduate Handbook / Advising Worksheets and Forms

The following handbook, worksheets and forms may be used during advising or for your own academic use:

Graduate Student Handbook of Policies and Procedures (Updated Fall 2021)
Appointment of or Changes in Graduate Committee
Film and Video Production Plan of Study Form
Graduate Independent Study Form
Graduate College - Academic and Administrative Forms for Students


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