PROGRAM ADVISING FORMS
The following forms will help you become familiar with our programs and keep you on track to earning your degree.
Please download these forms and bring them with you to every advising appointment:
THEATRE ARTS PROGRAM
RTVF Advising Instructions (.pdf)
RTVF Major Form (.pdf)
RTVF Minor Form (.pdf)
RTVF Curriculum Flow-Chart (.pdf)
BA - Theatre Arts Major Form (.pdf)
BA - Theatre Arts Minor Form (.pdf)
IF YOU NEED TO TAKE UNITS ABOVE THE 16-LIMIT
There are exceptions to the 16-unit cap rule. They are: 1) If you are a GRADUATING senior (i.e., you have already applied to graduate and taking units above the 16-unit cap will allow you to graduate a semester sooner; and 2) If you would like to take RTVF 121, 122 or TA 112, 117 or 191 because these courses DO NOT count against the 16-unit maximum. Fill out a PETITION TO ADD UNITS ABOVE THE 16-UNIT MAXIMUM. The Registrar's Office also has their version of this form PETITION FOR EXCESS UNITS.
IF A COURSE IS FULL AND YOU NEED IT TO GRADUATE: Exceeding Enrollment Cap (or Course Cap):
This refers to the academic capacity of a course and means specifically the number of students limited in a specific section of a course. Exceptions to the Enrollment Cap are strictly enforced and Approval to Add is restricted to students who: (1) have a graduation card and need the class to graduate this academic year or (2) have a transcript-demonstrated need for the class this semester to progress toward graduation. This is the APPROVAL TO ADD OVER THE ENROLLMENT CAP request form. Requests are not guaranteed, but it doesn't hurt to try. Make sure ALL of your paperwork is in order and that you've gotten all required signatures before submitting your request.
GENERAL EDUCATION (CORE AND SJSU STUDIES):
For information and a list of courses for Core General Education requirements and upper-division GE (now called SJSU Studies, visit:
NOTE: Our programs offer several courses that will double-count (major and GE requirements). They are:
In RTVF: Area C1=RTVF 10, Area S=RTVF 110, Area V=RTVF 111
In Theatre Arts: Area C1=TA 05 or TA 10, Area C2=TA 13, Area E=TA 48
If you would like to change your major to Radio-Television-Film, do it! We welcome incoming freshmen as well as transfer students from any major. Use one of the two following forms that apply to your situation:
In addition to your completed Major or Minor form, you will need other paperwork for graduation application: