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Undergraduate Advising

The Cinema Studies program provides a professional advisor and faculty mentors to meet the needs of our students.

When you begin as a student, you will be assigned to our professional staff advisor for all primary advising (clearing registration holds, discussing graduation requirements, etc). During your first meeting with the advisor you will be assigned a faculty mentor. You are expected to meet with your faculty mentor at least once per year.

Declare your major or minor in Cinema Studies online using the link below. Within two weeks of submitting your request, your student profile in MyUTK will be updated to reflect the new declaration and any related changes to your academic advisor.

Declare a Major or Minor in Cinema Studies

School of Art Advisor

Brittany Hunt-Woods is the professional academic advisor for the School of Art and the Cinema Studies program.


Email Brittany at

Schedule an advising appointment with Brittany through GradesFirst.


Lincoln, NE


BA, Communication Studies, African American Studies and Ethnic Studies minors, University of Nebraska – Lincoln; MA, Educational Administration – Student Affairs, University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Educational Philosophy

I believe that every student is created differently, and we all experience life in different ways. Every student has the ability to get a degree and be successful. Every student will have their own struggle and that experience will not be the same for every student. I believe that success lies in the eye of the beholder, and each student has the right to determine what success looks like for them. I am here to help students in finding their true passion in life and determining the best educational route for them.

Personal Interests

I really enjoy learning and researching. In my spare time from being a mom I like to learn about new ways to better the field I work in. I am a strong advocate for social justice and inclusion, so a lot of my spare time goes to reading about ways to become a more inclusive person. I also really enjoy public speaking so I try to attend as many conferences, and present as often as I can. Outside of education I love spending time in my church, with my daughter, my husband, and my dog Sparky.

Favorite Quote

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress”. ~Frederick Douglass

What Does Your Academic Advisor Do?

In addition to helping plan your course schedule, your advisor can help with the following:

  • Study Abroad
  • SAP Appeals
  • Academic Probation Appointments
  • Transfer Questions
  • Petitions
  • Career Planning
  • ROTC Plans
  • Graduation Checks

All students in the Cinema Studies programcan meet with their academic advisor for supplemental assistance with transfer work, petitions, study abroad paperwork, ROTC plans, financial aid documentation, academic crisis advising, etc. (A good rule of thumb is if you need something signed, you should schedule an appointment with your advisor).

Note: First- and second-year students who have questions about their advanced art courses may be referred to a faculty mentor for supplemental consultation.

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