Advising Film & Theatre

Change of Major

If you would like to change your major to Radio-Television-Film or to Theatre Arts, just 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:

Change of Major form (if you currently have less than 90 units)

Change of Major form (if you currently have 90 units or more)


Declaring a Minor in RTVF or TA

You don't have to "declare" a minor, per se, unless your major requires you to do so. If you would like to minor in Theatre Arts or Radio-Television-Film, see an advisor to plan what classes you will take (download the minor form above). Then, at the end of your time at SJSU, when you apply to graduate, you fill out your minor form and have your advisor sign it. You submit it along with your major form and graduation application—and that is it.


Are you a Transfer Student?

If you went to a community college, or transferred here from another four-year college, it is important to find out which courses “articulate.” Please read the TRANSFER STUDENT INFORMATION and instructions before you see an advisor.


If you need to take units above the 16-unit 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 91, 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 located on the bulletin board across from HGH 100.


If a course is full and you still need it to graduate 
(Adding over Enrollment Cap)

This refers to 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 & SJSU Studies)

For overview information, see the General Education Policies and Procedures.

For a list of courses for Core lower-division General Education requirements and SJSU Studies upper-division GE requirements.

NOTE: Our programs offer several courses that will double-count for 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, Area V=TA 127