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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

Top Girls Venue: Tornabene Theatre February 3, 2019 to February 24, 2019

Screening Events

Widescreen Wednesdays – The Truman Show (1998) Venue: The UA Center for Creative Photography February 20, 2019 at 7:00pm

Studio Series

Black Box Theatre Festival Venue: Harold Dixon Directing Studio, Drama Bldg. (Rm. 116) February 21, 2019 to February 24, 2019



Joe Klug is a gifted scenic designer who has a passion for reimagining musicals, particularly in intimate circumstances. When we met up to talk about the challenges of… More

Hollywood in San Francisco – Asst. Professor Joshua Gleich’s New Book

Although San Francisco is a relatively short drive from Hollywood, movies were seldom filmed there before World War II ended. Bay Area settings were usually reproduced, aside from… More

University of Arizona Announces Search for the School of Theatre, Film & Television Director

The University of Arizona Announces Search for the School of Theatre, Film & Television Director. Position may be filled by Professor or Professor of Practice applicants. The job… 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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This weekend our senior Acting/Musical Theatre students, and some of our Design & Technology students will have the opportunity to audition, interview, and meet with industry professionals in our very special, invitation only event - The Showcase of Talent.

The Showcase of Talent is intended to prepare students for their entrance into the professional entertainment industry, and is made possible by our kind and generous donors and Theatre Advisory Board!
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Happy Holidays!

We hope you are able to find joy and relaxation this holiday season, and that it carries over into the New Year as well!

Just a reminder, the Fine Arts Box Office will be closed during this time, and will reopen on Wednesday, January 2nd.
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