School of Theater, Film and Television Fall Orientation 2021
For Graduate Students in the Department of Theater


Per UCLA Protocols:

All Individuals - whether fully vaccinated or not - are required to wear face masks in all indoor spaces at the UCLA Campus.






2:00 - 5:00 PM EDI Workshop for All TFT Students: Multi-part, interactive Workshop for equity, diversity and inclusion in the Classroom
Virtual Meeting
Please Register!




8:30 AM Check-In: At check-in, students MUST bring a screenshot or copy of their approved Daily Symptom Check to attend the TFT Orientation! No exceptions.

Information for Students - COVID-19 and vaccine resources
Theater Box Office all Courtyard (under the blue umbrellas)
9:30 - 10:45 AM Dean's Welcome Orientation Freud Playhouse
11:00 - 12:15 PM Chair's Welcome to Theater Students with J. Ed Araiza Freud Playhouse
1:00 - 3:00 PM MFA Costume Designers
Costume Shop MFA Orientation
Costume Shop
2:00 - 2:45 PM MFA Scenic, Lighting and Production Designers
Scene Shop, Prop Shop orientation, tour shops, and venues/facilities
Scene Shop
2:45 - 3:00 PM MFA Design Students
MFA Lighting Orientation
Lighting Facility
3:00 - 4:30 PM MFA Design Students
MFA Design Orientation
Macgowan 2310C
3:30 - 4:30 PM PhD Students meet with Michelle Liu Carriger, Suk Young Kim, and Sean Metzger Macgowan 1330
5:30 - 7:00 PM Theater Graduate Student and Faculty (PhDs and MFAs) Reception Macgowan 1340




9:00 - 10:20 AM Important Resources for TFT Students
Invited departments include: TFT Student Services; TFT Emergency Preparedness; Center for Accessible Education, Accessible Education; Counseling and Psychological Services; TFT Student Awards; Arts Library; Archive Research and Study Center (ARSC); UCLA Film and Television Archive; and ASUCLA
Bridges Theater
10:30 - 11:45 AM TFT Teaching Assistant and Special Readers
Mandatory for all NEW Teaching Assistants for Fall 2021.
(Open to all graduate students who will be or plan to be a Teaching Assistant in 2021-22)
Bridges Theater
12:00 - 12:50 PM MFA Costume Design Students meet with Copley Center Costume Annex
1:00 - 2:20 PM New Theater Graduate Student Orientation
Graduate Counseling with Barret Korerat
Melnitz 2534
2:30 - 2:50 Pm MFA Welcome from Acting Students Macgowan 1340
3:00 - 4:00 PM PhD students: Funding for Doctorate Students with the Graduate Division Virtual Meeting
3:15 - 4:50 PM MFA Directing Students meet with
Michael Hackett, Brian Kite, and Marike Splint

MFA Playwriting Students meet with Hanay Geiogamah, Sylvan Oswald, Dominic Taylor, and Edit Villareal

MFA Acting Students meet with J Ed Araiza and Tom O'Connor
East Melnitz 202

Macgowan 1350

Macgowan 1340
3:30 - 4:30 PM Theater 14A TAs Meeting Virtual Meeting
5:00 - 5:45 PM Theater 20 TAs Meeting Macgowan 1340





Theater Graduate Programs:

Graduate Student Handbooks Standards and Procedures for Graduate Study:

Graduate Student Financial Support:



New Graduate Student and TA Resources Fair:

New Student Orientation Handbook:

Graduate Student Tours:

Graduate Orientation:

Graduate Student Equity, Diversity and Inclusion week:

New Graduate Student Welcome (September 23):



TA Conference:

UCLA TA Salary Scales:

UCLA Housing for Graduate Students: