In alignment with the University of Arizona’s response to the COVID-19 situation, the administrative offices of the School of Theatre, Film & Television remain temporarily closed to the public. However, we may be reached during regular business hours at Theatre 520.621.7008 / Film 520.621.9303 or .

As we continue to navigate this unprecedented year, we want to make sure that you - our TFTV and Arizona Repertory Theatre audiences - stay informed. Visit our FAQs relating to our 2020/21 season.

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

No events currently scheduled.

Screening Events

What’s Up, Docs? Venue: Virtual February 4, 2021 to February 17, 2021

Theatre Studies Performance Showcase

No events currently scheduled.

News

TFTV Film Students Poised to Premiere Films Amid Pandemic

In this year’s What’s Up, Docs? showcase, Tucson gets the documentary treatment! 15 outstanding new short films created by BA and BFA students will explore topics that are current, newsworthy,… More

Missing in Brooks County screening at Cinematters: NY Social Justice Film Festival

Missing in Brooks County continues its phenomenal festival run at Cinematters: NY Social Justice Film Festival. The festival’s mission is to present impactful films that engage the community… More

TFTV students surprise their professor with a sweet note of gratitude

At the end of an extraordinarily challenging Fall semester, a class of TFTV students got together and surprised their professor with a sweet note of gratitude. Megan Ewing, a… More

Featured Faculty

Joe C. Klug Assistant Professor

Joe is an Assistant Professor in the School of Theatre film and Television. Joe’s scenic design work has been seen across the country at Orlando Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee… 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

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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