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Undergraduate Enrollment & Advising

Undergraduate advising is recommended for all Film majors on a yearly basis and especially for those who have just declared Film as a major.  Start by determining your enrollment time and date and then make sure all holds are cleared.  Get permission numbers from your instructor, followed by an appointment with your advisor.  You'll be on your way to the start of an exciting new semester.

Enrollment Time & Date

Students can find the time and date they will get access to enroll in the MyKU Portal under the Progress Tab.


Enrollment Holds

Please note that all holds must be cleared before you will be able to enroll.  Check your MyKU Portal for a list of your enrollment holds, and how to remove them.  Take care of your holds early!


Permission Numbers

To enroll in FMS Production courses students will need to receive a permission number FROM THE INSTRUCTOR.  FMS Faculty will have increased office hours during main enrollment.

During fall and spring main enrollment advising periods, schedule a meeting with FMS faculty members by stopping by 230 Summerfield Hall to pick a time in the sign-up book.

Production classes have limited space, and each requires special permission to enroll.  You will need to schedule an appointment with each instructor from whom you wish to take an FMS production course in order to receive a permission number.  No online wait lists are kept for these courses.  Production classes fill up quickly, so you are urged to make an advising appointment as early as possible!

Several non-production classes will have online wait lists on Enroll & Pay.  Students still on the wait list at the start of the term will need to attend the first day of class to see if they will be allowed to enroll in the class.

Undergraduate Advising Appointments


Make an appointment with Sydney Stone in one of three ways.

Call: (785) 864-3500 Mon-Fri 8am-5pm or Email: sydneymstone@ku.edu
Online:  Undergraduate Advising Center
Walk-ins:  300 Chalmers Hall Tue 1pm-4pm

Office Location:  300 Chalmers Hall



Admission to Film & Media Studies

Starting Fall 2016, admissions requirements will no longer be required to declare a major in Film & Media Studies.  Current students listed as Pre-Film can schedule an appointment with the academic advisor in FMS to fill out a Change of School form to be admitted to FMS.  Students must be in good academic standing (2.0 GPA or higher) to declare the Film major.


Seniors need to meet with the FMS academic advisor the semester before they plan to graduate to complete a graduation check and to complete a Major Certification Sheet.


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Graduate Advising

Film Department Policy

First-year students will be advised by the Graduate Director for the Fall semester upon their arrival and for the Spring semester in October. After the first two semesters, each student must consult with their advisor before the beginning of each semester about future enrollments. Students' advisors will check to be certain the necessary requirements are being met and will answer any questions or help students solve any problems which might arise.

Graduate Director

Professor Robert Hurst
124D Summerfield Hall

Graduate Advising

Julia Reilly
203J Summerfield Hall

Office hours: 8am-5pm


KU Policy

The Director of Graduate Studies initially advises entering graduate students; but students select a permanent, primary advisor from the Film and Media faculty. By the end of the first year of graduate study, students should ask a faculty member to serve as their advisor and should notify the Graduate Academic Advisor of the faculty member identified. The faculty advisor will work closely with the student to develop a coherent plan of study and select courses ahead of each term in preparation for their thesis or dissertation. Each graduate student will meet with their advisor at least once a year to evaluate their course performance and timely progress toward the degree.

For more information regarding College policies and university degree requirements, contact the College Office of Graduate Affairs, 108 Strong Hall, coga@ku.edu, for assistance.


Helpful resources

Enrollment Holds

COGA Graduation Checklists

Enrollment/Enrollment Changes

International Student Resources

GTA Eligibility

Enroll and Pay “How-To”

Calendar of Events
Student Work

See more student films in our Galleries section.

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