Academic Advising

Academic Advising in the Film and Video Studies program at George Mason University is an integral part of the educational process. Academic advising helps plan educational goals and work to achieve them throughout a liberal arts education. The elements of that education include classes, co-curricular activities, work, and personal experiences. With interests and goals in mind, academic advisors will help formulate academic plans.  Advisors are dedicated to creating an atmosphere in which students can discover their potential, set and reach individual goals, explore and plan appropriate academic study, and prepare for success after graduation.

Current FAVS Students

To make an appointment, click the image above or go to to access GMU SSC Campus.

For questions, configuration concerns, and feedback on your user experience, please contact

If you encounter difficulties accessing any of the resources offered through this office, please contact Lori Yi by email or by calling 703-993-5780. For more information about Mason's commitment to accessibility, please visit Accessibility@Mason.

Prospective Mason student, interested in Majoring in Film?

For questions regarding portfolio review and the freshman/transfer admissions process, review the FAVS Admissions page.

After reviewing, if you have additional questions, email the Film and Video Studies department at

Interested in Changing Your Major or Double Majoring?

Review the FAVS Admissions page for more information.

If you'd prefer to discuss your questions in-person, you may setup an appointment with our Admissions Coordinator, Lori Yi.


Be prepared to discuss and explore course options, address academic concerns, and make decisions about the upcoming semester. It’s helpful to review your course options for the next semester and make a list of those that interest you. Please review your Degree Evaluation in PatriotWeb.


If you need to cancel/reschedule an appointment, cancel/reschedule your appointment through the online system (see your confirmation email for the link). During peak advising periods, appointment times are at a premium. If you are more than 10 minutes late, there is no guarantee that you will be seen.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

This is a federal law that gives protection to student educational records and provides students with certain rights. See more information at the Office of the Registrar’s website.