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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

Events

Repertory Theatre

Doubt, A Parable Venue: Tornabene Theatre February 4, 2018 to February 25, 2018

Screening Events

Widescreen Wednesdays – GENTLEMAN’S AGREEMENT (1947) Venue: The UA Center for Creative Photography February 21, 2018 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

News

MAC Awards: The Best of Tucson Theatre in 2017

This year has been a tough one: politically divisive, lots of name-calling, scandals. We here in Tucson, however, have had a great tool to help us cope: theater… More

Fox Searchlight Nabs Thriller ‘Ready or Not’ (Exclusive)

Fox Searchlight is going down the aisle, picking up the thriller package Ready or Not. Guy Busick and Ryan Murphy, the latter not to be confused with the creator… More

Featured Faculty

Greg Pierotti Theatre Professor

Greg Pierotti is an Assistant Professor of Dramaturgy and Theatrical Devising at the University of Arizona. He was recently awarded a George H. Davis Fellowship in support of… More

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

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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