Students are encouraged to meet with a faculty adviser upon entrance to the Core classes in their sophomore year, and then regularly throughout their progress through the major. All full-time faculty serve as advisers for the major. Students must also meet with an adviser upon applying for graduation.

Please Note: During this period of remote instruction in response to COVID-19, academic advising remains available via email, phone, and Zoom. Reach out to us for continued support!

Undergraduate Students

Majors in the College of Liberal & Creative Arts (LCA) should consult with two advisers each semester: (1) an adviser in the major and (2) a general education and university requirements adviser in the ARC (Advising Resource Center for LCA. Students who are completing a minor or an additional major should see an adviser in those programs as well.

For General Education and University Requirements:

Additional Resources:


There are several forms that you will need for advising, they can all be found on our Forms section of this website:

  • The Cinema Advising Fact Sheet provides an overview of the requirements to complete the Bachelor of Arts degree in the School of Cinema. It will also help students pick classes that meet their needs and interests within the major. This document covers:
    • Cinema Major Overview: Year by year breakdown
    • Transfer Students
    • Picking your classes
    • Graduation Application
    • Cinema and Animation Minors
  • The Blue Sheet is also an important tool for tracking progress through the major. Students may use it as a “road map” to graduating, but it can serve other purposes, such as:
    • If a transfer student completes a course at an institution that does not immediately articulate with SFSU but is considered by a faculty adviser as an “equivalency”, the student must have an adviser sign the Blue Sheet in order to receive credit toward the major.
    • If a student completes a 300+ course in another department that a faculty adviser has deemed worthy of Cinema Major elective credit, the student must have that adviser sign the Blue Sheet in order to receive credit.

Both of these forms are available in the forms section of this website.

More Advising Options

Advising Resource Center

The Advising Resource Center (ARC), in SFSU’s College of Liberal & Creative Arts, provides an array of support services to students.

Visit the Advising Resource Center

Undergraduate Advising Center

The Advising Center is a university service staffed by professional counselors, interns, and peer advisors committed to providing guidance and information to help undergraduate students enjoy a successful college experience.

Visit the Undergraduate Advising Center

Graduate Advising Center

The Division of Graduate Studies offers counseling and advising regarding issues ranging from applications to graduation.

Visit the Graduate Advising Center