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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

The Two Gentlemen of Verona Venue: Marroney Theatre March 16, 2020 to March 29, 2020

Screening Events

Day for Night – Hollywood and Political Films in the Age of Polarization Venue: University of Arizona, Old Main - Silver & Sage Room February 25, 2020 at 7:00pm

Theatre Studies Performance Showcase

Spring Theatre Studies Performance Showcase – The Funniest Tragedian Venue: Harold Dixon Directing Studio, Drama Bldg. (Rm. 116) April 30, 2020 at 8:00pm

News

Wilkommen Xander Mason, the last-minute Emcee

It was a lazy December Sunday. Xander Mason was a bit tired, after performing in eight shows that week. Mason, a junior at the School of Theatre, Film… More

A passion for radio fuels the work of TFTV Instructor Matt Marcus

At 7 years old, Matt Marcus was starring in a radio play written, performed and exclusively enjoyed by him and his group of friends. He jokes that it might as… More

Women take center stage at Arizona Repertory Theatre in Sarah DeLappe’s play ‘The Wolves’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Women take center stage at Arizona Repertory Theatre in Sarah DeLappe’s play The Wolves  Tucson, AZ, February 11, 2020 – As part of Arizona Repertory… More

Featured Faculty

Kevin Black Professor of Practice

Kevin Black is a Professor of Practice in Acting, teaching Acting l and ll, Introduction to Voice and Movement, and Screen Acting. He is a professional actor with… More

Deanna Fitzgerald Professor, Interim Co-Director of School of Theatre, Film and Television

MFA Theatrical Design and Production, University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, 2001. BA Drama, Flagler College, 1991. Deanna Fitzgerald is a professional Lighting Designer and member of United… More

Anna Cooper Assistant Professor

Anna Cooper’s research interests include classical and contemporary Hollywood, transnational and postcolonial cinemas, representations of gender, space/place/mobilities in film, and feminist film and media studies. Her forthcoming monograph,… 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

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

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