Advising & Enrollment

Three people stand in front of a camera while a filming crew looks on.


As a Film & Media Studies major, you should meet with your advisor on a yearly basis, especially if you have recently declared FMS as a major. Start by determining your enrollment time and date and then make sure all holds are cleared. Then schedule an appointment with your advisor to get your semester off to a good start!

Enrollment Time & Date

Students can find the time and date they will gain 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!

Schedule an Academic Advising Appointment

Undergraduate students seeking academic advising can schedule an appointment by:

  • Using the Jayhawk GPS App or the Jayhawk GPS webpage
  • Calling 785-864-2834
  • Going to Summerfield Hall, Room 315

There are also options for walk-in advising with Jayhawk Academic Advising (JAA).

Permission Numbers

Students no longer need to receive a permission number to enroll in FMS production courses. Instead, the course will enforce the prerequisite to each production class in Enroll & Pay. As long as students have passed the prerequisites, they will be able to enroll as usual.

A permission number is still required for FMS 273 Basic Screenwriting, FMS 303 (subject to change), and FMS 585 Capstone, so please contact the professor listed on the course schedule to obtain a permission number.

Admission to Film & Media Studies

There are no admissions requirements to declare a Film & Media Studies 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.

Film Department Policy

First-year graduate 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.

Undergraduate Program

Graduate Program