Advising   |   Forms  | Juries and Student Assessments


The Department of Communication Arts recognizes the importance of advising in helping students to make appropriate progress toward graduation.  Self-advising, withdrawing, dropping, or failing a course can delay your graduation. 

To graduate in a timely manner, you need to meet with your advisor on a regular basis and review any changes in your schedule.  You should also keep your own records and come prepared to advising sessions as you are ultimately responsible for your academic progress.

To ensure the accuracy of your advising and outline what remains in your degree program, you should file for graduation during the second semester of your Junior year.

The following documents are intended to assist you in preparing for advising meetings and in tracking your progress. 


Juries and Student Assessments

Dance majors are assessed by the entire faculty at landmark points throughout their time at VSU. 

Dance Major Juries: Every Spring Semester (all dance majors not graduating in the current term)
The purpose of juries is to track student progress throughout the program to ensure students stay on track and to assess growth and student learning. Juries will be required of dance majors every spring semester. Failure to participate will result in a failing score. Two failed juries may result in removal from the program and student will be required to re-audition for the program.  Spring 2023 Dance Major Juries (due April 23, 2023)
Portfolio & Resume Presentation
Senior Dance Majors enrolled in the THEA 4790 Portfolio and Resume Preparation course submit a website portfolio of their work throughout their time at VSU and participate in a mock-hire situation. All theatre and dance faculty participate in the review of their work and submit student feedback on hireability.