Butler School of Music
Undergraduate Advising

Hello and Welcome to the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin!

I am your Academic Advisor, which means that I am here as a resource for you during your time at the Butler School of Music (BSoM). Much of your contact with me will be degree related; helping you stay on track with your degree plan is a big part of what I do. It's important for you to know that I'm here for lots of other things as well. Please think of me as a first point of contact for other campus resources: study abroad, learning and tutoring, counseling, health, career services, and any of the myriad of resources the University of Texas has to offer.

Wishing you a wonderful semester,

Rose Yurcina
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
MRH 3.836, 512-471-6501

Advising Hours for Fall 2014

Please email to schedule an appointment.

Mon. 9am to Noon, 1pm to 3:30pm
Tue. 9am to Noon, 1pm to 4pm
Wed. 9am to Noon, 1pm to 4pm
Thu. 9am to Noon, Unavailable Thursday afternoon
Fri. 9am to Noon, 1pm to 4pm

Mandatory Advising

The College of Fine Arts is a Mandatory Advising college, meaning that students must meet with their advisor every semester prior to registration.

Announcements regarding Advising Events are always sent out several weeks in advance, and include individual appointments with both Faculty Mentors and the Undergraduate Advisor.

If students do not complete the mandatory advising process, a bar is placed on their registration, and will not be lifted until after priority registration is over, and they have met with the advisor.



Academic Advising

The University of Texas at Austin views sound academic advising as a significant responsibility in educating students. The relationship established between advisor and student should be friendly, helpful, and professional. By meeting with an advisor, a student has the opportunity to:
  • Learn about educational options, degree requirements, and academic policies and procedures
  • Clarify educational objectives
  • Plan and pursue programs consistent with abilities, interests, and life goals
  • Utilize all resources of the University to best advantage


Ultimately, the student is responsible for seeking adequate academic advice, for knowing and meeting degree requirements, and for enrolling in appropriate courses to ensure orderly and timely progress toward a degree.

Frequent adviser contact provides students with current academic information and promotes progress toward educational goals. The University supports that progress and encourages effective academic advising campus-wide.



Career Advising

Fine Arts Career Services, a division of the Office of the Dean, helps fine arts majors explore career options, plan for careers, and develop strategies for seeking jobs upon graduation. More information about Fine Arts Career Services is published by the college. Career advising and planning services are also available from the University's Career Center in Jester Center.