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PVA Advising Center

The College of Performing and Visual Arts Advising Center is your resource for academic advising, admission information, and program requirements. Our team of advising staff helps undergraduate students navigate our major, minor, and certificate programs alongside faculty advisors assigned to each student according to major, concentration, instrument, or studio area. Please use the links on the right to navigate to the information you need. Graduate students, go to Graduate Student Advising for more information about your advising process.

How to find your advisor and prepare for your advising appointment

Schedule Your Appointment

Be sure to select the advisor for your School when you fill out the form below.

  • Art & Design: Kate Pettersen
  • Music, Undergraduate: Katie Runkel
  • Music, Graduate: Carissa Reddick
  • Theatre Arts & Dance: Di Smice
  • Theatre & Dance minors: Kate Pettersen

Kate Pettersen, Interim Student Services Coordinator


Interim Student Services Coordinator
College of Performing & Visual Arts

Guggenheim 102
(970) 351-2930


Katie Runkel, Music Business and Retention Coordinator


Music Business and Retention Coordinator
School of Music

Frasier Hall 108

(970) 351-2679


Jennifer Knock, Student Faculty and Advising Specialist


Student, Faculty & Advising Specialist
College of Performing & Visual Arts

Frasier Hall 108
(970) 351-3817


Fast Facts


1 in 10 students on the UNC Campus
are PVA Students.

PVA Graduates

PVA leads the institution
in time to graduation.


Registering for a course that requires Major or Instructor Approval? Your advisor can clear this during your advising appointment. Please have your CRNs available to clearance during your appointment.