Academic Advising

At CalArts, Academic Advisors complement the guidance students receive from their mentor. 

Advisors work collaboratively with students, mentors and schools in order to help students identify their academic, personal and career goals. Academic Advising’s mission is to guide students toward fulfilling degree requirements, while receiving positive encouragement and gaining self-authorship.

Hours and Contact

Appointments are available 10 am-4 pm, Monday through Friday during the school year. Although the Office does its best to offer drop-in academic advising, it is recommended that students schedule an appointment in advance.

For more information, or to set up an appointment, please contact:

Cy Gage
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Institute Academic Advisor

Brian Gershey
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Senior Academic Advisor

Research Consultations

The CalArts Library has a librarian for each School to help students on their research journeys. Consultations can be scheduled online and in the library at the iPad kiosk.  Research consults are set to 45 minutes. Appointments are available from Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm, subject to availability.

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