Teacher Training Program

Each year, graduate students in the MFA in Television, Film and Theatre who meet the criteria listed below, can apply to participate in the Teacher Training Program for their specific Option (Acting, Production, Writing).
Accepted applicants will enroll in the appropriate section of the course TA 5100 Projects in Teaching (1 unit) for each semester of training.
Successful completion of course, along with other criteria, will qualify the student to be considered for a paid position as a Teaching Associate.
Criteria to Apply for Teacher Training Program
  • Successfully completed all 1st year course work
  • Successfully passed the end-of-the-year Student Performance Review
  • Received an official Program invitation to continue into the 2nd year
  • Be a fully enrolled student (enrolled in a minimum of 8 units or Thesis Project/Thesis Report courses)
  • Have a minimum 3.5 GPA
Application Guidelines, Procedure and Timeline
Prepare the following documents to upload with your application Application webforms will be available soon - please check back.
  • Cover Letter: 1-2 pages expanding on your interest in participating in this program and qualifications (prior training, background, experience)
  • Resume (educational background, prior teaching experience (if any), production experience (university level and/or professional)
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation: 1 must be from a current TVFT faculty member (full-time or part-time) and the other may be either from a faculty and/or professional in the field
Deadline to Apply for Fall 2018: April 1, 2018
Notification of acceptance into the Teacher Training Program will be sent via email by June 1, 2018
Graduate Students accepted into the Teacher Training Program will be considered for paid Teaching Associate positions for the following undergraduate courses:
Click on the courses below to read the catalogue course descriptions
For specific questions about your Option Teacher Training Program, contact the Coordinator:
Acting Option: Tanya Kane-Parry 
Production Option: Jane McKeever 
Writing Option: Enrique Berumen