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College of Arts and Media Freshmen and Undeclared


Arts and Media Freshmen

Welcome College of Arts and Media (CAM) students and congratulations on being admitted to the first college in Colorado dedicated solely to the arts and entertainment!  CAM freshmen are assigned to the Academic Success and Advising Center for advising and are therefore required to meet with an ASAC advisor each semester before registering for classes.  We’re here to help guide you through your first year experience and address your questions. 

Please note that when you have completed 30 credits or more and have a declared CAM major, you will be advised in the College of Arts and Media.

Arts and Media Undecided 

CAM undecided students, regardless of the number of credits completed, are assigned to the ASAC for advising.  We understand that there are lots of exciting majors to choose from within the College of Arts and Media, so you may be a bit overwhelmed by your options.  Choosing the right major is important for student success and our advisors are here to help you along your journey of self-discovery. 


Due to the distinct programs available through CAM, undecided Arts and Media students should at the very least know which of the three departments they are interested in:  Music & Entertainment Industries Studies, Theatre, Film & Television, or Visual Arts.  If you’re interested in Music, it is important that you see your advisor for specific admissions requirements and deadlines.


Please note, you cannot take courses in the Music program until you are accepted and you cannot take courses in Theatre, Film & Television until you declare that area as a major. Please see an advisor for more details.

As you start to think about your major, keep these things in mind:

  • There is no 'perfect' major, but you can find one that suits you and plays on your strengths and interests.
  • Your academic advisor, career advisor, friends, family or anyone else cannot tell you what to major in. You will need to decide for yourself along with help and guidance from others.
  • You can change your major if you decide you don't like it, but this may have consequences depending on how far along you are in the program.

Steps to researching and choosing a major:

  • Research the CAM website.  Look not only at the list of majors available, but also at the classes required for the majors that interest you.
  • Speak to faculty members and advisors in the major departments that you are considering. Faculty are very passionate about their field and love talking to others about what they do.
  • Meet regularly with your advisor in the Academic Success & Advising Center to talk about the programs you might be interested in, your academic goals and interests and your academic progress.
  • Take tests and assessments offered by the Career Center that will help you get in touch with your interests, values, goals, etc.
  • Research the career opportunities related to the majors that you are considering. You can do this by meeting with a career advisor and exploring online.
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