Academic Advising


The mission of the College of Arts + Architecture Academic Advising Program is to create an information-sharing and decision-making framework that requires students to be active participants in their education, which in turn enables them to identify and accomplish their educational, personal, and career-related goals. Advising in the CoA+A is a collaborative process between students, advisors, and faculty that promotes academic success, encourages timely progression through degrees, and connects students with resources and opportunities within the CoA+A and UNC Charlotte.

CoA+A has a wealth of resources available for students seeking academic and professional advice. These resources include professional Academic Advisors, Undergraduate Studies Coordinators, and faculty mentors. 

CoA+A Academic Advising

CoA+A advisors are here for you! Please see their contact information below and reach out with your questions and concerns. Check your UNC Charlotte email regularly for important messages from your academic advisor.

For change-of-major, minor, and/or admissions questions about the College of Arts + Architecture, please see below:

1. Architecture admissions

4. For Dance and Theatre, please email Hannah Harrell (

5. For all Arts Education programs (Art Ed, Dance Ed, Music Ed, or Theatre Ed), please email Tesh Ramey ( Music Ed and Art Ed, please see the admissions websites for those majors above.

Who to Contact:

CoA+A Advising Team

Dr. Erica Andrews
Assistant Dean of Advising & Assessment

Megan Garner
Academic Advisor, Department of Art & Art History

Hannah Harrell
Performing Arts Academic Advisor (Dance, Music, Theatre)

Kirstin Sheldon
Academic Advisor, David R. Ravin School of Architecture

Tesh Ramey
Arts Education Specialist (Art, Dance, Music, Theatre)

Dr. Kaustavi Sarkar
Director of the Arts+Architecture Honors Program


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