Theater Internships

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The Theater Internship Program was created in 1966 and is open to enrolled junior, senior and graduate students in the Theater major or minor. The program provides UCLA TFT students with an opportunity to gain field experience at established companies and organizations in the entertainment industry, whether theater, film or television based, in variable-time, 10-week assignments. The following companies are among the organizations at which students have interned in the past (partial list):
  • Actors Gang
  • American Zoetrope
  • ASK Theater Productions
  • Astralwerks
  • Carsey/Warner
  • Center Theater Group
  • Comedy Central
  • Creative Artist Agency
  • Diavolo Dance Theater
  • Digital Domain
  • Disney Theatrical Productions
  • DreamWorks, SKG
  • Edmonds Entertainment
  • Egg Pictures
  • FOX Studios
  • The Geffen Playhouse
  • The Getty Center
  • HBO Films
  • Hyperion Studios
  • Jerry Bruckheimer Films
  • The Kennedy/Marshall Company
  • LA Theater Works
  • Mandalay Entertainment
  • Mark Taper Forum
  • Metro Goldwyn Mayer
  • Miramax
  • MTV
  • New Line Cinema
  • Odyssey Theater
  • Paramount Pictures
  • Phoenix Pictures
  • Sony Pictures Studio
  • Soundelux
  • The Tiffany Theater
  • Warner Bros. Studios
  • The Young and the Restless
  • Students must make direct contact with the internship coordinator at the location they have chosen to secure an internship. The Department of Theater (303 E. Melnitz Hall) maintains a list of organizations and contact information. Students are not limited to these organizations, however. Please note that Department of Theater staff and the internship coordinator do not provide guidance in selecting an internship.

    Students receive internship credit by enrolling in Theater 195. Theater 195 is offered Fall, Winter and Spring quarters as well as in the Summer Session. Enrollment must be completed by the end of the second week of the quarter in which internship activity occurs. Please see “How to Enroll in Theater 195/498” for paperwork deadlines as well as for information on enrolling in the proper quarter.

    Theater majors have access to the Theater online internship database at http://intranet.tft.ucla.edu/students/theater/.

    Questions? Email the internship coordinator at theaterintern@tft.ucla.edu.

    Theater 195 - Undergraduate Theater Internship

    Theater 195 Syllabus

    Theater 195 Proposal Form

    Theater 498 - Graduate Theater Internship

    Theater 498 Syllabus

    Theater 498 Proposal Form