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The School of Theatre, Film & Television is proud to present the return of live, in-person, public performances. Further details are available at theatre.arizona.edu.

Welcome

Welcome to The School of Theatre, Film & Television! Our programs nurture and develop outstanding artists and scholars by providing rigorous training and mentoring by internationally recognized faculty, excellent internship opportunities, industry-standard resources, and hands-on production experience.

 

We offer comprehensive training in the art and business of storytelling, as expressed through the rich emotional experiences only offered through live theatre and the immersive cinematic experience, which prepares students to succeed in a wide range of careers—in the industry, the arts, and higher education.

 

Our alumni go on to enjoy a wide range of careers — including acting, directing, producing, dramaturgy, play and screenwriting, theatrical/entertainment designing and technical production, editing, cinematography, and in arts non-profits and higher education.

 

Our Theatre Arts program was ranked 33 out of 306 nationwide by College Factual, and Film & Television was ranked #20 among U.S. film schools by The Wrap’s “Top 50 Film Schools,” making UA one of the top places to study theatre and film.

 

Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre, our degrees offer strong theoretical foundations and rigorous conservatory-style training by a faculty of working professionals. As a member of the University/Resident Theater Association (U/RTA), we provide excellent professional theatre training in stage design and production for graduate students.

 

We hope you will join us!

 

Andrew Belser

Director

Events

Repertory Theatre

Living Dead in Denmark Venue: Tornabene Theatre February 27, 2022 to March 20, 2022

Screening Events

I Dream in Widescreen 2022 Venue: Fox Tucson Theatre May 7, 2022 at 7:00pm

Next Performance Collective

New Directions Festival Venue: Harold Dixon Directing Studio April 29, 2022 to May 1, 2022

News

TFTV presents WHAT’S UP, DOCS, annual screening of outstanding short documentaries made by Film & Television students

TUCSON, AZ (December 6, 2021) – The University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television (TFTV) presents the 2021 edition of What’s Up, Docs, the annual showcase of short documentaries made… More

AZ Daily Star features Next Performance Collective ahead of inaugural production

In today’s Arizona Daily Star, read about the Next Performance Collective, our new BA Theatre initiative housing outstanding student pieces, works by emerging playwrights and experimental texts designed… More

KGUN9 News feature story: the rise of TFTV

This week KGUN9 News shone a spotlight on student activity at the School of Theatre, Film & Television following the School’s recent ascent in The Wrap’s annual Top 50 Film… More

Featured Faculty

Yuri Makino Associate Professor, Interim Co-Director of School of Theatre, Film and Television

In 1998, Yuri Makino joined the School of Media Arts, now the School of Theater, Film and Television, where she teaches film production and screenwriting. She is the… More

Christie Kerr Assistant Professor

Christie Kerr is an Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre in her fourth year at UA.  Prior to this, she lived in Chicago, IL where she was an Adjunct… More

David Morden Associate Professor

David Morden is an Assistant Professor of Voice and Movement.  For Arizona Repertory Theatre, he directed Lend Me a Tenor and Inspecting Carol and has served as voice and/or… 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

Take a virtual tour of the University of Arizona

Take a quick virtual tour of the Fine Arts District and the rest of the UA Campus, click here.

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Chicago & Anaheim Unified Audition Update:

We will be converting to a HYBRID modality for all Chicago Unified Callbacks. For those students still traveling to the event, we look forward to seeing you IN-PERSON. For those students who will no longer be attending the event in-person, we will see you via ZOOM at your previously scheduled audition time. All times for this event are CST.

We will be converting to an entirely VIRTUAL FORMAT for the Anaheim Unified event. All students are asked to retain their original callback time, and to use the Zoom link provided for your callback. All times for this event are PST.

If you are scheduled for either of these callback events, you will be receiving an email shortly outlining next steps.

If you have any questions, please contact our Admissions Specialist, Daniela Tascarella, directly at danielat1@arizona.edu.

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Chicago & Anaheim Unified Audition Update:

We will be converting to a HYBRID modality for all Chicago Unified Callbacks. For those students still traveling to the event, we look forward to seeing you IN-PERSON. For those students who will no longer be attending the event in-person, we will see you via ZOOM at your previously scheduled audition time. All times for this event are CST.

We will be converting to an entirely VIRTUAL FORMAT for the Anaheim Unified event. All students are asked to retain their original callback time, and to use the Zoom link provided for your callback. All times for this event are PST.

If you are scheduled for either of these callback events, you will be receiving an email shortly outlining next steps.

If you have any questions, please contact our Admissions Specialist, Daniela Tascarella, directly at danielat1@arizona.edu.

We look forward to seeing you soon! Bear Down!

Exploring our reliance on digital media in this unprecedented era, MOVING BEYOND THE BOX tells the story of the stages of the pandemic through dance.

In March 2020, during quarantine at home, director/choreographer and TFTV faculty member Christie Kerr looked for new ways to connect and continue to make art. She reached out to 14 dancers from across the U.S. and sent them choreography to learn via an instructional video. The dancers, both professionals and TFTV Acting/Musical Theatre students, recorded themselves in their various locations and sent the resulting videos back to Christie. The dance videos were then edited together with snippets of media stories and sound in a virtual dance piece that unites the far-flung company of dancers in one digital space.

MOVING BEYOND THE BOX will screen in the Theatre Building Courtyard on campus at the University of Arizona via a large-scale projection installation on January 28 & 29. The screening will start at 7:30pm and play on loop for an hour.

This project has been made possible by donors to the College of Fine Arts Fund for Excellence.
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Thrilled for TFTV alum Tyler Gillett (BFA '04) on the long-awaited opening of SCREAM.

This #ScreamMovie installment is co-directed by Tyler and his long-time collaborator Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and has received rave reviews from critics and audiences alike. The film shares a title with the 1996 original and brings back OG cast members Courteney Cox, David Arquette and Neve Campbell. Get your tickets today!!

Want to see some of Tyler's earliest works? Check out AN ANIMAL AUTOMATON directed by Tyler and Derekh Froude and produced at TFTV in 2003. In the film characters Dr. M and Dr. A collaborate to construct the perfect creature in a 21st century take on the Frankenstein story and was an Official Selection for the 2004 Arizona International Film Festival. Watch now at youtu.be/UQsQ5wl1d7I

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