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

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Screening Events

I Dream in Widescreen Venue: August 8, 2020 to August 9, 2020

Theatre Studies Performance Showcase

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News

‘I Dream in Widescreen’ film festival goes virtual this weekend

“I don’t think there’s anyone in the film business right now saying, oh it’s so much better to be online,” says TFTV Professor Lisanne Skyler. “You know we… More

‘Tesoro’ screens at I Dream in Widescreen: a gem of a film by Roxanna Denise Stevens Ibarra

“Emerging filmmaker Roxanna Denise Stevens Ibarra’s short film Tesoro will be screening on August 8th on YouTube. Tesoro is part of the University of Arizona’s School of Theatre,… More

Watch I Dream in Widescreen 2020 without leaving home: the signature event expands to a 2-day digital film festival on YouTube

Mark McLemore, the host of AZPM’s “Arizona Spotlight” speaks with TFTV filmmakers Roxanna Denise Stevens Ibarra (Tesoro) and Zach Lovvorn (Iris) about the journey to complete their thesis… More

Featured Faculty

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

Matthew S. Marcus Instructor

Matt Marcus is the Faculty Sound Designer at the School of Theatre Arts and runs the Sound Department. He teaches courses in sound for the theatre, and sound… More

Kevin Byrne Assistant Professor

Kevin Byrne earned his doctorate in Theatre Studies from the City University of New York Graduate Center.  His research interests include race theory and race studies, minority drama 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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I DREAM IN WIDESCREEN STARTS TODAY 🌟 Head to youtube.com/UASchoolofTFTV and join us. Here is the schedule of events for today, Saturday August 8, Day One:

3pm PT/6pm ET: Welcome by Scott Stuber, followed by THE INFLUENCERS, a conversation between Lindsay Utz ('03) and Tyler Gillett ('04)

3:45pm PT/6:45pm ET: THE STARMAKERS, with Brad Slater ('96) and Eyde Belasco ('91)

4:30pm PT/7:30pm ET: NEW VOICES, with Darious Britt and ('12) Christopher Nataanii Cegielski ('16)

5:00pm PT/8:00pm ET: WORLD PREMIERE of 7 Thesis Films from the Class of 2020 followed by Q&A with the filmmakers, hosted by Jeff Yanc

See you there!
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I DREAM IN WIDESCREEN STARTS TODAY 🌟 Head to youtube.com/UASchoolofTFTV and join us. Here is the schedule of events for today, Saturday August 8, Day One:

3pm PT/6pm ET: Welcome by Scott Stuber, followed by THE INFLUENCERS, a conversation between Lindsay Utz (03) and Tyler Gillett (04) 

3:45pm PT/6:45pm ET: THE STARMAKERS, with Brad Slater (96) and Eyde Belasco (91)

4:30pm PT/7:30pm ET: NEW VOICES, with Darious Britt and (12) Christopher Nataanii Cegielski (16)

5:00pm PT/8:00pm ET: WORLD PREMIERE of 7 Thesis Films from the Class of 2020 followed by Q&A with the filmmakers, hosted by Jeff Yanc

See you there!

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Arguably one of the most iconic slasher film franchises, Scream is getting its latest installment and it'll be directed by none other than UA School of Theatre, Film & Television alum Tyler Gillett ('04). Alongside co-director Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler will direct a cast that includes actors from the original Scream, Courteney Cox and David Arquette.

Wondering how he got to where he is now? Head to our YouTube channel TOMORROW as Tyler chats about his journey since graduating from TFTV with fellow alum, film editor Lindsay Utz ('03) in 'The Influencers' • I Dream in Widescreen | 2020• Saturday August 8 • Starting 3pm PT/6pm ET • youtube.com/UASchoolofTFTV
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Arguably one of the most iconic slasher film franchises, Scream is getting its latest installment and itll be directed by none other than UA School of Theatre, Film & Television alum Tyler Gillett (04). Alongside co-director Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler will direct a cast that includes actors from the original Scream, Courteney Cox and David Arquette.

Wondering how he got to where he is now? Head to our YouTube channel TOMORROW as Tyler chats about his journey since graduating from TFTV with fellow alum, film editor Lindsay Utz (03) in The Influencers • I Dream in Widescreen | 2020• Saturday August 8 • Starting 3pm PT/6pm ET • youtube.com/UASchoolofTFTV

"Ibarra is a young talented Mexican-American filmmaker whose debut film, Tesoro, is a powerful start to her career. Tesoro is a sensitive and thoughtful debut film—and like its title, a gem of a short movie."

Congratulations to Roxanna Denise Stevens Ibarra on the glowing review of Tesoro by Latin Heat Entertainment magazine!

Watch the World Premiere of Tesoro, one of many gems at I Dream in Widescreen | 2020 • August 8-9 • Starting daily at 3pm PT/6pm ET • youtube.com/UASchoolofTFTV
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Ibarra is a young talented Mexican-American filmmaker whose debut film, Tesoro, is a powerful start to her career. Tesoro is a sensitive and thoughtful debut film—and like its title, a gem of a short movie.

Congratulations to Roxanna Denise Stevens Ibarra on the glowing review of Tesoro by Latin Heat Entertainment magazine!

Watch the World Premiere of Tesoro, one of many gems at I Dream in Widescreen | 2020 • August 8-9 • Starting daily at 3pm PT/6pm ET • youtube.com/UASchoolofTFTV
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