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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

The Addams Family – A New Musical Venue: Tornabene Theatre October 15, 2017 to November 5, 2017

Screening Events

Widescreen Wednesdays – THE SHINING (1980) Venue: The UA Center for Creative Photography October 25, 2017 at 7:00pm

Studio Series

Meet Generation Z or I-Gen or The Post Millennials – Nov 16-19, 2017 Venue: Harold Dixon Directing Studio, Drama Bldg. (Rm. 116) November 16, 2017 at 8:00pmNovember 17, 2017 at 8:00pmNovember 18, 2017 at 8:00pmNovember 19, 2017 at 2:00pm


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

Quirky ‘Tigers’ gets fun staging at Arizona Rep

A tiger is on the loose in “Tigers Be Still.” Now that he’s free, the characters in the Kim Rosenstock play would like to be, as well. They… More

UA Film & Television Professor Lisanne Skyler’s BRILLO BOX (3¢ OFF) Debuts on HBO

ABOUT THE FILM Blending a humorous family narrative with Pop Art history, and debuting the week of Warhol’s 89th birthday, BRILLO BOX (3¢ OFF) follows an iconic Andy… 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 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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