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Endowments and Program Support Funds

You can support the UA School of Theatre, Film & Television by visiting our online giving site through The University of Arizona Foundation.

Your support can be directed in several ways:

School of Theatre, Film & Television Funds for Excellence

These important funds enable the School of Theatre, Film & Television to achieve a higher degree of excellence for its students through supporting programs such as faculty travel for research and recruitment, guest artists, faculty and student travel to national conferences, and development and training in new technologies, as well as new program initiatives and enhancements for existing programs. The Theatre Fund for Excellence (non-endowment) provides the same things as the endowment (listed below), only the School Director has access to the funds as needed.

The Showcase of Talent Endowment

The annual Showcase of Talent provides senior Acting and Musical Theatre majors an opportunity to audition for, and interview with, industry professionals (agents, directors, managers, producers and others) from around the country.  Design & Technology industry leaders also review portfolios of undergraduate and graduate Dramaturgy and Design & Technology majors.

The Theatre Fund for Excellence Endowment

This endowment provides important funds to help achieve a higher degree of excellence for students, just as the non-endowed Theatre Fund for Excellence listed above. It supports new program initiatives and enhancements for existing programs, development and training in new technologies, guest artists, student and faculty travel to national conferences, and faculty travel for research and recruitment. However, this endowed fund has restricted use throughout each year in order for it to be allowed to grow in perpetuity like other endowments. 

The Fund for Emerging Filmmakers

The Fund for Emerging Filmmakers is used to underwrite the production costs of our senior BFA Film & Television students, whose thesis films are showcased each year at I Dream in Widescreen.

The Film & Television Internship Endowment

The Film & Television Internship Endowment supports the travel and living expenses incurred by students in the Film & Television Internship Program, which creates a critical bridge for students as they transition from the UA to the professional film and television industry.

 

Each of these funds help to ensure the success of our talented students as they prepare for a career in the arts. For more information about the various ways you can support the School of Theatre, Film & Television, contact the Marketing & Development Department at 520.626.2686 or marketing@cfa.arizona.edu. Thank you for your support!