SMC Academic Advising is a resource available to all undergraduate students in Temple University’s School of Media and Communication (SMC). Our academic advisors—Brian, Candice, Cat, Diana, Janet, Lauren, Mary Beth and Shani—keep students on track and taking the appropriate courses for their majors.

Academic advisors see new students during New Student Orientation, advising students throughout their educational career at SMC, and help them with preparations for graduation.

Another way the staff supports first-year students is through Freshman Seminar, a one-credit course that covers topics such as study skills, test-taking strategies, time management and other tips for academic success. It also discusses Temple’s support services, like career development, counseling services, financial aid and student health services.

Walk-in advising, where advisors help students with any and all registration issues for that particular semester, takes place the first two weeks of the semester. Express advising—15-minute sessions during which advisors answer routine questions—are available throughout the rest of the semester. For more in-depth, personalized assistance, students may make appointments.

For individual student questions related to advising, email

Majors & Minors

SMC offers five undergraduate majors: AdvertisingCommunication StudiesJournalismMedia Studies & Production and Strategic Communication. Minors are offered in Digital Media Technologies (in partnership with Temple’s College of Science and Technology), Leadership and Public Relations. There’s also a concentration in International Communication. You can learn more about specific majors and minors by visiting each department’s program page or the Undergraduate Bulletin.

Important Dates

The 2016–2017 Academic Calendar includes an overview of all relevant upcoming dates.


Meet our advisors and staff.

SMC Student Affairs/Advising
Annenberg Hall, Room 9
2020 N. 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122

If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment, call 215-204-5273 (press 1 to make an appointment), email or visit Annenberg Hall, Room 9.

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