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Visiting Professionals

The Visiting Professionals program is designed to furnish colleges and universities with television professionals from the Academy for lectures, workshops, and seminars on campuses across the country.

The Television Academy membership of over 19,000 is divided into the 29 peer groups listed below, which represent every aspect of the television industry. Each peer group contains experienced, skilled, talented people who are very willing to share their expertise with students interested in learning more about television.

  • Animation
  • Art Directors/Set Decorators
  • Casting Directors
  • Children's Programming
  • Cinematographers
  • Commercials
  • Costume Design & Supervision
  • Daytime programming
  • Directors
  • Documentary
  • Electronic Production
  • Interactive Media
  • Los Angeles Area
  • Makeup/Hairstylists
  • Motion & Title Design
  • Music
  • Performers
  • Picture Editors
  • Producers
  • Production Executives
  • Professional Representation
  • Public Relations
  • Reality Programming
  • Sound
  • Sound Editors
  • Special Visual Effects
  • Stunts
  • Television Executives
  • Writers

How to Apply

Send a brief proposal including the following:

  • A brief description of the background and scope of the university's TV/Film department or program
  • A breakdown of how the speaker's time would be utilized and scheduled, including information about any classes (lectures), workshops, screenings or seminars in which the speaker might participate
  • What impact a visit would have on the audience involved
  • The extent to which the audience is knowledgeable about television and television production
  • Which branch of the Academy the speaker would represent in order to best meet specific needs (see the list of peer groups above)
  • The proposed dates for the visit
  • Stipend (if offered)


Mail the proposal to:

Nancy Robinson
Director, Education Programs
Television Academy Foundation
Student Internship Program
5220 Lankershim Blvd.
N. Hollywood, CA 91601-3109

The Selection Process

The Foundation will forward a short list of names to the professor for his/her selection and then contact the professional. The Foundation facilitates contact between the college and speaker. The host institution is responsible for all transportation, food and lodging. Stipends are optional.


If you have questions, or you are a Television Academy member who would like to become a guest lecturer, please contact Nancy Robinson at (818) 754-2800.