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Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts Academic Advising

Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts Academic Advising

Undergraduate Student Advising

The Advising Team in the Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts serves all undergraduate students in Boyer School of Music and Dance and School of Theater, Film and Media Arts. We currently have lead advisors in each area that specialize in helping you navigate your undergraduate curriculum.

The Advising team for Music, Dance, Theater, Film and Media Arts is located in Mitten Hall, Suite 200 West.

See current contact information for academic advisors.

Hours: M-F, 8am-5pm*

*the advising office follows the University Schedule, and will be closed on days the University is not open for business.

Advising Appointments should be made through the online appointment system

To make an appointment, type in your TU Accessnet Username. Once in you will be prompted to choose your college:

Theater, Film and Media Arts - Select Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts
Boyer - Select Music and Dance

Once you enter the system, please read carefully so that you schedule the appropriate type of appointment. Also, we ask that you add your TU ID and phone number to the notes when making an appointment, so that we are able to better serve you.

Appointments are available year round.

Prepare for Your Advising Appointment

All students must bring a current copy of their DARS report to each advising appointment. How to run your DARS.

You should also bring a written list of questions you would like to discuss or your preliminary plan detailing courses you are planning to take next semester. Access the schedule of classes via Self Service Banner through the TUportal.

Tips for Being Prepared

  1. Know your TU Student ID number.
  2. Review your degree requirements and eight semester grid in the Bulletin and know the required courses for your major. Bulletin.temple.edu
  3. When asking questions about specific courses know the prefix and number (i.e., THTR is the prefix and 1087 is the number) of the course, in addition to the CRN. The class number is a 4 or 5 digit number used to register for the class.
  4. Check your account on the student tools tab of TUportal for any registration holds and clear up what you can prior to seeing an advisor.
  5. If asking questions about a letter that you received from anyone at the University, bring the letter with you for the advisor to review.

Same Day Appointment Advising

To better address student needs, the Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts advising team has implemented the following policy for busy times of the year, mainly the drop/add period during the start each semester, and the duration of priority registration.

How Same Day Appointments work

  • A Same Day Appointment is a 15-minute time slot you sign up for on the same day of the meeting.
  • Come to the Advising Office of your lead advisor as early as 8 a.m. When you get here, you will be able to see the advisors' availability for the day, broken down into 15-minute meeting times. Choose the 15-minute meeting time that works with your schedule.
  • Some meetings may run over by a few minutes. The 15-minute time slot you schedule is not a guarantee, but the approximate time you will be seen.

General policies for Same Day Appointments

Due to time constraints, the following issues are NOT eligible for walk-in service and are by appointment only:

  • Students interested in double majoring
  • New students
  • Transfer students
  • Students in need of long-term career or academic planning
  • Students wanting to change majors
  • GPS (Graduation Planning Sheet)

Only issues that can be resolved in less than 15 minutes are appropriate for walk-in advising.

What are the benefits of Same Day Appointments?

  • The goal of walk-in advising is to respect your time.
  • You can choose the time slot that works best for you. The more flexible you are, the more options you will have.
  • You know approximately what time you will meet with your advisor. This frees you to conduct other business around campus, grab lunch, spend time at the library or whatever you need to do while you wait.