Once you have declared yourself as a Theatre Arts major, you will be assigned an adviser in your area of interest. You can then contact your assigned adviser to set up an appointment to discuss your progress toward your degree or what courses you should be taking in the coming semester.
You must officially declare yourself as a Theatre major in order to be assigned an adviser by filling out a Change-of-Curriculum Form
, which is available from the Registrar’s Web site. If you are not yet a Theatre major, but would simply like to talk to someone about the major and its various emphases, you can write or make an appointment with the Department Chair, Dean Panttaja (885-0272, or firstname.lastname@example.org
It usually takes a couple days after the Registrar’s Office has processed your change-of-curriculum form for you to be assigned an adviser. If you are changing your major to Theatre, you should be able to learn the name of your adviser by calling the Theatre department at 885-6465. You can also see the name of your adviser on the Degree Audit Program in VandalWeb.
Students with more than 28 credits are assigned to advisers based on the emphasis they have chosen and the number of advisees that each adviser currently has. We do our best to assure that each adviser for a given emphasis has approximately the same number of students.
Here are the advisers and the areas in which they advise:
Design and Technology
Ann Hoste (Scenery & Costumes)
Dean Panttaja (Lighting)
Performance Area Advisers
Kelly Quinnett (BFA Candidates)
Directing and Stage Management
Dramatic Writing (M.F.A.)