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The School of Theatre, Film & Television offers our students comprehensive training in the art and business of story telling. Actors, directors, cinematographers, production designers, producers, production managers, editors, technicians, and film and theatre scholars are working, learning, and creating together in a rich and challenging environment. Our students get hands-on production experiences at every level of the program. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre, our degrees are designed to offer strong theoretical foundations while building individual production and performance skills along side a faculty of working professional artists. It’s a busy and exciting place! Take the opportunity to explore all of it and we hope you will choose to be part of a bigger world!


Bruce Brockman, Director


Repertory Theatre

A Streetcar Named Desire Venue: Tornabene Theatre November 5, 2017 to December 3, 2017

Screening Events

Widescreen Wednesdays – MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (1944) Venue: The UA Center for Creative Photography November 29, 2017 at 7:00pm

Studio Series

Chekhov’s Three Sisters Adapted by Fly Steffens – Feb 22-25, 2018 Venue: Harold Dixon Directing Studio, Drama Bldg. (Rm. 116)​ February 22, 2018 at 8:00pmFebruary 23, 2018 at 8:00pmFebruary 24, 2018 at 8:00pmFebruary 25, 2018 at 2:00pm


ART Production of ‘Streetcar’ Raw, Riveting

The brilliant, devastating “A Streetcar Named Desire” is not an easy play to watch. But you want to watch Arizona Repertory Theatre’s powerful production of the Tennessee Williams… More

Arizona Repertory Theatre Revives a Classic to Great Success

On Wednesday, Nov. 8, the audience at Tornabene Theatre was transported out of the Tucson desert and into 1940s New Orleans as “A Streetcar Named Desire” began its… More

Four UA Student Films to Reach National, International Audiences

UA graduate Stacy Howard’s film will be screened at the world’s largest indigenous film festival next month, while three other UA graduates’ films have been selected for the… More

Featured Faculty

Hank Stratton Theatre Professor

Theatre Professor, Hank Stratton, starred in the Broadway revival and television film adaptation of The Man Who Came to Dinner, opposite Nathan Lane. His television work includes series and… More

Lisanne Skyler Film & Television Professor

Film & Television Professor, Lisanne Skyler, is the writer/director of the acclaimed HBO Documentary Film Brillo Box (3 ¢ off) and numerous award-winning fiction and documentary films, including Getting To Know You (1999… More

Dr. Jessica Maerz Assistant Professor, School of Theatre, Film & Television

Jessica M. Maerz is an Assistant Professor of Theatre Studies in the School of Theatre, Film & Television at the University of Arizona. She holds an MFA in… More

Student Work

UA FTV Fiction Films

Our students' films have gained recognition at the world's top films festivals, including the Berlin Intl. Film Festival and Sundance, and feature stellar performances from rising stars in the Theatre programs. BA and BFA students in the film program work collaboratively on films, with BA students applying skills learned in producing and studies courses to lead projects in the producer role. Magic Hour and I Dream in Widescreen are the popular showcases for fiction produced in the program. More

Design Tech Showcase Reveals Secrets

Every year, the school brings agents, professional designers and production specialists to campus to view the work of our actors and design and technology students. The annual Showcase of Talent offers our students a valuable next step into the business and direct access to industry professionals. More

UA FTV Documentaries

Our production students gain experience in documentary, and are taught by working filmmakers whose films can be seen on HBO, Netflix, and PBS. The documentary work is original and eclectic, and reflects the rich culture of Tucson. Student work is regularly showcased at What’s up, Docs at The Loft Cinema and at I Dream in Widescreen, the gala event of BFA senior thesis films that regularly draws crowds of over 1000 to the historic Fox Tucson Theatre. More

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Saw GENERATION Z Friday night & it was sold out! This student devised play was extremely creative & heartfelt with great pacing, it was educational & even offered some comedy. GENERATION Z plays again tonight at 8pm & Sunday at 2pm is its final performance. For just $7, come see what the BA students are doing in the UA Studio Series. Learn about their hopes, fears, frustrations & joys. You won't regret it! Walk-ups welcome! Performances are in the Harold Dixon Directing Studio in the Drama Building, 1025 N Olive Road (SE corner of Speedway & Park). ... See MoreSee Less

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Chekhov's classic portrait of three sisters tells the story of love & loss. MFA Generative Dramaturgy students, Fly Steffens (Playwright) & Anna Jennings (Dramaturg), have teamed up to create this fresh adaptation for the Studio Series, exploring stagnation, existential dread, & the destructive nature of addiction among the young women of the Prozorov family. Join us for a reading of this new adaptation on Monday, Nov 20th at 6pm in the Harold Dixon Directing Studio. Admission is FREE! ... See MoreSee Less

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