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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!


Yuri Makino and Deanna Fitzgerald

Interim Co-Directors


Repertory Theatre

Richard III Venue: Marroney Theatre March 11, 2019 to March 31, 2019

Screening Events

Widescreen Wednesdays – Sullivan’s Travels (1941) Venue: The UA Center for Creative Photography March 27, 2019 at 7:00pm

Studio Series

An Original Devised Piece – Apr 18-21, 2019 Venue: Harold Dixon Directing Studio, Drama Bldg. (Rm. 116) April 18, 2019 to April 21, 2019


UA film students brings the story of the Women Ochre painting to the big screen

The story of the stolen “Woman-Ochre” painting and its journey back to the University of Arizona Museum of Art over 30 years later sounded like it came straight… More

VDC Begins Pre-production on a New Film with Yuri Makino

Accomplished filmmaker Yuri Makino joins with VDC to produce a documentary short, A Portrait of Katy Aday (working title).  This short will celebrate the extraordinary life of U.S. Navy Commander… More

New UA College of Fine Arts Dean unites art from campus and city

Only about 3 percent of students at the University of Arizona are arts majors, a designation which includes music majors; dance majors; theatre, film and television majors; and… 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

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 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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Throwback to this trailer from the 2009 I Dream in Widescreen event!

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Congratulations to exec producer Matt Luber, pictured here with director Guy Nattiv and producer Jaime Ray Newman following their Oscar win for SKIN (Best Live Action Short). Matt, a The University of Arizona Media Arts alum and friend of Hanson Film Institute, is co-owner and manager of talent agency Luber Roklin Entertainment. We regularly work with Luber Roklin to place UA School of Theatre, Film & Television students in internships. 🎉🎉🎉 #luberroklinentertainment #mattluber #universityofarizona #uofa #hansonfilmtvinstitute #internships #oscar The Academy SKIN SHORT FILM A film by Guy Nattiv, Jaime Ray Newman and Sharon Maymon ... See MoreSee Less

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