CMD Student Services

CMD Counseling

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Welcome to the CMD Counseling Page

CMD offers Academic Counseling specifically designed with the perspective, new or returning CMD student in mind. 

In order to speak with one of our CMD Counselors, you will need to book an appointment.  CMD Counselors are currently not available on a walk-in basis.

Our counselors specialize in CMD Programs and can assist you with:

  • Answering questions about CMD Programs
  • Choosing the CMD Program that is right for you
  • Selecting which CMD classes to enroll in

CMD offers Center for Wellness and Wellbeing Counseling

  • Free Confidential, Short-Term Individual Counseling
  • Provided by licensed psychologists and advanced trainees under close supervision by the licensed staff.


CMD Academic Counselors

Amanda Garcia

Monday -Thursday 
10a.m. - 6 p.m.

Monday & Thursday (Virtual)
Tuesday & Wednesday (In Person)
CMD 116C

Ashley Adjei

Tuesday & Wednesday 
9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Tuesday (In Person))
Wednesday (Virtual)
CMD 116B

How to make a CMD Academic Counseling appointment

For Current SMC Students:

Students who are currently taking a course or have enrolled in a course from one of the following disciplines in the past year: Animation, Architecture, Broadcasting, Digital Media, Film Production Or Film studies, Graphic Design, Interior Architectural Design, Interaction Design (B.S.), Journalism, Media,  can self-book an appointment with a CMD counselor online by following the steps below: 

1. Login to Corsair Connect (opens in new window)

2. Locate the list of Quick Links found on the left-hand side of the portal.

3. Click "Book a Counseling Appointment" 

Students new to SMC or CMD:

If you are not yet a student at SMC or not taking courses at the Center for Media and Design but would like to speak with a CMD counselor about your interest in a CMD program such as: Animation, Architecture, Broadcasting, Digital Media, Film Production Or Film studies, Graphic Design, Interior Architectural Design, Interaction Design (B.S.),Journalism, Media, please contact the General Counseling & Transfer Services program via email or call the phone number below.  You need to provide your student ID# (or indicate that you are not yet an SMC student) and phone number. Be sure to specify you are requesting to meet with a CMD Counselor.  

Please use the counselingtransfer email address and Appointment Email examples below to submit your request.


Phone: 310-434-4210

Appointment Email Example(opens in new window)

Center for Wellness and Wellbeing 

Free confidential short-term individual counseling services are available to Santa Monica College students at the following satellite campuses (offered through The Center for Wellness and Wellbeing): Bundy, Center for Media & Design, and Performing Arts Campus.

Marianna Oganesyan, LMFT

(Center for Wellness & Wellbeing @ Center for Media and Design)

Days Available: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays
Office Hours: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

In order to make an appointment, please contact Marianna via email or phone:
Phone: 310-434-3549