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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. 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

Tigers Be Still Venue: Tornabene Theatre September 17, 2017 to October 8, 2017

Screening Events

Widescreen Wednesdays – POINT BLANK (1967) Venue: The UA Center for Creative Photography October 4, 2017 at 7:00pm

Studio Series

ENDGAME by Samuel Beckett Venue: Harold Dixon Directing Studio, Drama Bldg. (Rm. 116) October 5, 2017 at 8:00pmOctober 6, 2017 at 8:00pmOctober 7, 2017 at 8:00pmOctober 8, 2017 at 2:00pm


UA School of Theatre, Film & Television Announces its 5th Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Lisa Pierce, Dir. of Marketing & Development 520.626.2686 – The University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television April 4, 2017 Tucson,… More

Catch Rising & Diverse Film Talent at UA’s I DREAM IN WIDESCREEN on April 29, 2017

“I’m learning to make movies for you, Grandma,” said senior filmmaker, Stacy Howard, whose Navajo grandmother asked her why she was going to school for filmmaking. Howard is… More

UA Arizona Repertory Theatre Announces its 2017-18 Season!

The University of Arizona’s Arizona Repertory Theatre will kick off its 2017-18 season on September 17, 2017. New subscriptions will be available July 10, 2017, and single tickets… 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 and Television

Jessica M. Maerz is an Assistant Professor of Theatre Studies in the School of Theatre, Film, and 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 come to campus to view the work of our actors and design and technology students. The Annual Showcase of Talent gives 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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Take a quick virtual tour of the Fine Arts District and the rest of the UA Campus, click here.


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Thank you Su Vida on COX 7 for promoting Cine Mexico & the work of the Hanson Film Institute.Yesterday we were delighted to chat about one of our signature programs Tucson Cine Mexico and the work we do to support Hispanic filmmakers for an upcoming edition of SU VIDA on Cox7. Here's Hanson Film Institute assistant director Kerryn Negus being interviewed by Cox's Michael Ohrling and UA School of Theatre, Film & Television alum Trevor Davies (not pictured).

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