The Film & Television program prepares students to create, to produce, and to understand the art and business of film and television. It sustains excellence in the teaching of creative expression, aesthetic appreciation, practical knowledge, and scholarship of film, television, related media and their relationships to other arts. The program provides professional preparation in the art of filmmaking, as well as preparing students for scholarly activity in media arts. It encourages interdisciplinary teaching and research within the College of Fine Arts and promotes public understanding of media through outreach in Arizona and the Southwest.
The three screening events which culminate the advanced and intermediate Film & Television production courses include: What's Up, Doc?, which is comprised of documentary films by the BFA junior class; Magic Hour, which is a collection of fiction films by the BFA junior class; and I Dream in Widescreen, which is the culmination of thesis films by the graduating senior class. All screenings are free and open to the public.