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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

Into The Woods Venue: Tornabene Theatre October 10, 2021 to October 24, 2021

Screening Events

No events currently scheduled.

Next Performance Collective

Everybody Venue: Tornabene Theatre December 3, 2021 to December 5, 2021

News

TFTV filmmakers earn unprecedented number of film festival selections

TUCSON, AZ (September 22, 2021) – Films from the 2021 and 2020 editions of I Dream in Widescreen, the showcase of senior thesis films made by emerging filmmakers… More

The Guardian highlights “Missing in Brooks County”

A recent article by Carlos Sanchez for The Guardian highlights Missing in Brooks County and the growing number of deaths plaguing the nation’s border with Mexico. Co-directed by… More

‘Born Singing at the Top of My Lungs’: Roxanna Denise Stevens Ibarra (’20) Brings Her Culture to Song and Screen

Roxanna Denise Stevens Ibarra was born into a musical family and picked up the hobby quickly, but not quietly. “My whole family loves karaoke, so I was born… More

Featured Faculty

Brent Gibbs Professor, Co-Chair of Acting/Musical Theatre Division

Brent Gibbs teaches Acting and Stage Combat at the University of Arizona’s School of Theatre Arts where he also served as the previous Artistic Director for the Arizona… More

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

Claire Marie Mannle Instructor

Claire Marie Mannle teaches courses in acting, directing, and theatre appreciation. At UA she appeared in The Tempest and The Comedy of Errors for Arizona Repertory Theatre and… 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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The Brooklyn SciFi Film Festival opened this week and IRIS, the short film by Zach Lovvorn ('20) features in the Live Action Short Film category! Watch it and all films at the festival online, for free!

You can also help IRIS win Best Live Action Short! Simply register at brooklynscififilmfest.com and then visit watch.brooklynscififilmfest.com/videos/iris and click UPVOTE.

Congratulations Zach! We're so excited for IRIS, one of the many films that premiered at the 2020 and 2021 editions of I Dream in Widescreen now generating major festival attention. This year, films by rising TFTV filmmakers have earned an unprecedented 27 Official Selections. Read more about the festival buzz at:
tftv.arizona.edu/news/tftv-filmmakers-earn-unprecedented-number-of-film-festival-selections/
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The Brooklyn SciFi Film Festival opened this week and IRIS, the short film by Zach Lovvorn (20) features in the Live Action Short Film category! Watch it and all films at the festival online, for free!

You can also help IRIS win Best Live Action Short! Simply register at brooklynscififilmfest.com and then visit https://watch.brooklynscififilmfest.com/videos/iris and click UPVOTE. 

Congratulations Zach! Were so excited for IRIS, one of the many films that premiered at the 2020 and 2021 editions of I Dream in Widescreen now generating major festival attention. This year, films by rising TFTV filmmakers have earned an unprecedented 27 Official Selections. Read more about the festival buzz at:
https://tftv.arizona.edu/news/tftv-filmmakers-earn-unprecedented-number-of-film-festival-selections/

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Inspired by the stories from her own Mexican-American family and filmed entirely in Tucson's Barrio Viejo, Roxanna Denise Stevens Ibarra’s poignant senior thesis short TESORO has now been selected by 10 film festivals around the country. This month, TESORO will screen at the 25th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival in New York. Roxanna's film will be part of a star-studded hybrid festival featuring Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay, “Wu-Tang: An American Saga’s” RZA and Shameik Moore, “King Richard” director Reinaldo Marcus Green and star Aunjanue Ellis, “Power Book III: Raising Kanan’s” Patina Miller; “Sankofa” filmmaker Haile Gerima and more.

TESORO is one of seven short films in Urbanworld's Young Creators Showcase, screening both virtually and in person at Cinépolis Cinemas Chelsea on September 30.

“Having TESORO - a film created with family and our small Chicano community in Tucson - being screened as part of the Young Creators Showcase in NYC, at the largest Academy Award-qualifying film festival in the world, is magical. I just want to make my family proud and continue to make art, and I’m so grateful that UrbanWorld is providing a space to do that,” says Roxanna.

Above: a behind-the-scenes images of Roxanna flanked by her sisters Raquelle and Rebecca who acted as extras in the film, and with co-star Victor Garcia Rodríguez. Roxanna graduated from UA School of Theatre, Film & Television with a BFA in Film & Television in 2020 and will soon complete her BM in Music Education from The University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music. From all of us at TFTV, congratulations Roxy!

Read more in Variety and pay a virtual visit to Urbanworld now -
variety.com/2021/film/news/urbanworld-film-festival-25th-anniversary-slate-1235069754/
urbanworld.org/film-guide/
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Inspired by the stories from her own Mexican-American family and filmed entirely in Tucsons Barrio Viejo, Roxanna Denise Stevens Ibarra’s poignant senior thesis short TESORO has now been selected by 10 film festivals around the country. This month, TESORO will screen at the 25th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival in New York. Roxannas film will be part of a star-studded hybrid festival featuring Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay, “Wu-Tang: An American Saga’s” RZA and Shameik Moore, “King Richard” director Reinaldo Marcus Green and star Aunjanue Ellis, “Power Book III: Raising Kanan’s” Patina Miller; “Sankofa” filmmaker Haile Gerima and more.

TESORO is one of seven short films in Urbanworlds Young Creators Showcase, screening both virtually and in person at Cinépolis Cinemas Chelsea on September 30.
 
“Having TESORO - a film created with family and our small Chicano community in Tucson - being screened as part of the Young Creators Showcase in NYC, at the largest Academy Award-qualifying film festival in the world, is magical. I just want to make my family proud and continue to make art, and I’m so grateful that UrbanWorld is providing a space to do that,” says Roxanna.

Above: a behind-the-scenes images of Roxanna flanked by her sisters Raquelle and Rebecca who acted as extras in the film, and  with co-star Victor Garcia Rodríguez. Roxanna graduated from UA School of Theatre, Film & Television with a BFA in Film & Television in 2020 and will soon complete her BM in Music Education from The University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music. From all of us at TFTV, congratulations Roxy! 

Read more in Variety and pay a virtual visit to Urbanworld now - 
https://variety.com/2021/film/news/urbanworld-film-festival-25th-anniversary-slate-1235069754/
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TOMORROW 📽✨
Join us in person for Magic Hour, a free screening of nine short fiction films made by students in the University of Arizona's School of Theatre, Film & Television Spring 2021 Fiction Production class! Each of the two screenings at The Loft Cinema will be followed by a short Q&A with the filmmakers moderated by Jeff Yanc.

Sept. 21 at The Loft Cinema
Screening twice: 6pm + 9pm
FREE and open to the public!

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