Academic Advising

At CalArts, the Institute Academic Advisors complement the guidance students receive from their mentor within their metier. Advisors work collaboratively with students, mentors and schools in order to help students identify and achieve their academic goals. Our mission is to guide students toward fulfilling overall degree requirements and promote agency throughout their CalArts experience. 


BFA students regularly visit our Advisors to plan for course registration, understand degree requirements and to stay on track for graduation. They often assist in connecting students with other academic opportunities and resources within the institute. The Advising Office is located in the F207 suite. 

Advising for the Schools of Art, Dance, Theater can set an appointment with Adrianna Bennett. Students who need advising for Music, Film/Video and Critical Studies can meet with Keely Kerr. Both can be reached at for their appointment availability.