Graduate Assistantships | Department of Media Arts

Graduate Assistantships

A limited number of paid graduate assistantships are awarded each year to new and continuing graduate students. This involves students assisting in the teaching of large Media Arts lecture classes or assisting faculty with research and creative activity. Teaching and research assistantships carry a stipend and an out-of-state tuition waiver.

There are various assignments that fall under the Teaching Assistantships (TAs) category, which are:

  • Teaching Assistant (TA) -- Assist a professor in duties including attendance, grading, teaching, and advising students enrolled in a class.
  • Research Assistant (RA) -- Assist a professor with the duties involved in undertaking a research or creative project.
  • Teaching Fellows (TF) -- Teach lower-level undergraduate courses on their own. A minimum of 18 hours of graduate credit is required to qualify as a TF.

Decisions on assistantships are normally made in October / November for spring semesters and in April / May for fall semesters. To apply for a graduate assistantship, complete an Assistantship Application Form and email it with your resume to:

Eugene Martin, M.F.A. Director of Graduate Studies
Jennifer Gómez Menjívar, M.A. Director of Graduate Studies

For other potential sources of financial aid contact the UNT Financial Aid office.