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April 14, 2011 Posted by | Advising | Leave a comment

Media Arts Application for F’11 Admission Due Friday, April 29th, 2011.

Media Arts LogoThe applications for both the Media Arts B.A. degree and Media Arts B.F.A. degree are due Friday, April 29th. The following text is straight from the MAR website.

B.A. Application

Applications are accepted during spring semester when the core classes are completed or are being completed. Acceptance is based on GPA assessment of core classes, overall University GPA and instructor feedback. Acceptance will be decided at the end of spring semester after all grades have been processed.

For further information and to download the application sheet, click here.

Please make note of the error on the application form announcing the due date as Monday.

Note: The application form must be turned in physically. No mailed or emailed applications will be accepted.

B.F.A. Application

Prerequisites

Before application to the B.F.A. program, the student must complete one year as a B.A. major. Please go to the B.A. section for those requirements. The following classes must be completed or in the process of completion as a B.A. major before applying for the B.F.A. degree. For course descriptions see Courses section.

MAR 210 Creation of Media Story – 3 cr.

MAR 221 Fundamentals of Digital Image – 3 cr.

MAR 251 Digital Video Production Techniques – 3 cr.

MAR 300 Visions of Film – 3 cr.

MAR 302 Intro to Motion Design – 3 cr.

MAR 325 Fundamentals of Digital Animation – 3 cr.

Application

Applications to the B.F.A. program will be accepted during spring semester when the above courses have been completed or are in the process of completion.

Acceptance into the major will be decided at the end of spring semester after all grades have been processed. Acceptance is based on the following:

1. Letter of Intent

2. Artist Statement

3. Portfolio

4. Transcript

5. Time-based Self Portrait

For further information and to download the application sheet, click here.

Please make note of the error on the application form announcing the due date as Monday.

 

March 8, 2011 Posted by | Advising, Curriculum Updates | Leave a comment

Interactive Suggested GER Courses for First-Year Students Site Goes Live

In an effort to combine several different sources for information concerning GER requirements, I’ve sent up GER Group specific pages with rollovers that pop up with official course descriptions from the UM Catalog. The list of classes is not all inclusive and is derived from the Suggested GER Courses for First-Year publication.

To find the page,  click the “General Education Requirements” title on the top right of this page or the link above.

To view, course descriptions, do not click, but instead hover over the blue course number to activate the rollover.

March 4, 2011 Posted by | Advising, General Education | Leave a comment

Spring Semester 2011 Advising Information

Week of:

3/8/11                  Advising numbers distributed to departments

3/14/11                Dynamic CyberBear Schedule available to campus

3/28/11                Advisory Class Schedule available (printed and pdf)

4/4/11                  Spring Break

4/11/11                Priority Registration Begins

Many departments offer focused academic planning and scheduling sessions/appointments in anticipation of the Priority Registration period. Although not a rigidly structured time-frame because of variable numbers of majors and faculty schedules, departments might consider a “Course Planning and Selection Period” for the weeks of March 14 and 21st. Advising is a year-round process.

The Undergraduate Advising offices in Lommasson are available for consultation and advising throughout the semester.

~Submitted by Beth Howard, UAC Director

February 7, 2011 Posted by | Advising | Leave a comment

Advising Conversations: “What is Your Unit Doing that Other Offices Might Like to Hear About?” (2/11/2011)

This month’s Advising Conversations will focus on “What is Your Unit Doing that Other Offices Might Like to Hear About?” Join us for a round table discussion of departmental updates on policies and procedures, web developments and upcoming events. Feel free to bring any brochures or pamphlets to share with other advisors.

Advising Conversations will meet in LO 272, 10-11am, Friday Feb 11th. The remaining sessions for the semester are as follows:

Thursday, Mar 10th

Friday, April 15th

~Submitted by Beth Howard, UAC Director

February 7, 2011 Posted by | Advising | Leave a comment

Updated Suggested General Education Courses for First-Year Students

The “Suggested GER Courses for First-Year Students” is now updated and may be viewed here.

~Submitted by Beth Howard, UAC Director

February 7, 2011 Posted by | Advising, Forms, General Education | Leave a comment

New Pre-Med Brochure

The Pre-Med Sciences program has released a new brochure for students pursuing Pre-Med at UM. The brochure includes advisor contact information, a recommended time line as well as information regarding choosing a Bachelor’s degree.

Click here to view the new Pre-Med brochure for UM students.

January 25, 2011 Posted by | Advising | 1 Comment

Looking up Advising Numbers in BANNER

Reminder to Staff and Faculty with access to BANNER:

SPAAPIN screen in BANNER

  1. To look up an advising number, go to the SPAAPIN form within BANNER.
  2. In the top left box, enter the term code: 201130 (for Spring 2011).
  3. Enter the student’s ID number next and press CNTL+Page Down to execute the query.

Advising Numbers and other relevant advising information may be found in UADVISE. Contact Brian French, x2565 for more information or view his presentation about this BANNER form.

January 18, 2011 Posted by | Advising, International Student Orientation, Spring Orientation | Leave a comment

Foreign Language Assessment (1.20.2011)

Continuous testing foreign language assessment of French, German, and Spanish will take place from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in LA 104.

This assessment aids in determining what level of foreign language is appropriate. The test is computerized and usually takes 30 minutes.  You may take this test at anytime during this time frame.

January 18, 2011 Posted by | Advising, Assessment Exams, Spring Orientation | 1 Comment

Music Theory Assessment (1.20.2011)

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The Music theory assessment will be administered at noon to 1 in the Music Building 105 on Thursday, January 20th.

This assesses music theory ability and places students in both 100 and 200-level theory and oral perception courses.

Test results will be posted on Thursday.

January 18, 2011 Posted by | Advising, Assessment Exams, Spring Orientation | 1 Comment