Graduate academic advising

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Academic advising for graduate programs

The relationship between a faculty advisor and student is important for the success of students in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts graduate programs.

Graduate advising is managed by the school or department offering the degree program. Current students should contact their faculty advisors with any advising questions. Prospective students are encouraged to discuss their interests with a faculty member prior to applying.

General questions can be addressed to:

School of Art

Jessica Palomo, Graduate coordinator  |

School of Arts, Media and Engineering

Kayla Elizondo, Education Coordinator  |

Todd Ingalls, Assistant Director and Associate Research Professor  |

The Design School

Christy Brown, Graduate Coordinator  |

Corie Cisco, Graduate Coordinator Senior  |

School of Music, Dance and Theatre

Dance and theatre graduate students

Rachel Bowditch, Director of Graduate Studies  |

Music graduate students
Current graduate students should contact their primary studio professor with any advising questions.

If you are in a non–performance program or if your performance area includes multiple faculty members, contact the following faculty:

Peter Schmelz, Musicology / Ethnomusicology  |

Marg Schmidt, Music Learning and Teaching Master's Degree  |

Sandra Stauffer, Music Learning and Teaching Doctoral Degree  |

Melita Belgrave, Music Therapy  |

Jody Rockmaker, Composition  |

Hannah Creviston, Piano  |

Carole Fitzpatrick, Voice (Solo Performance)  |

Carole Fitzpatrick, Voice (Music Theatre/Opera Performance)  |

Jonathan Swartz, Violin  |