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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!


Andrew Belser



Repertory Theatre

The Legend of Georgia McBride Venue: Tornabene Theatre September 21, 2019 to October 6, 2019

Screening Events

Day for Night – Deconstructing the Documentary: Creating Meaning in Documentary Film Venue: University of Arizona, Harvill Bldg., Room 104 September 10, 2019 at 7:00pm

Theatre Studies Performance Showcase

Fall Theatre Studies Performance Showcase – R&J: For Love or Money Venue: Harold Dixon Directing Studio, Drama Bldg. (Rm. 116) December 5, 2019 at 8:00pm


Assistant Professor Hank Stratton Brings the Summer Season to a Close at the Moonlight Stage Productions

Moonlight Stage Productions concludes its 39th summer season with the San Diego Regional Premiere of “Victor/Victoria,” September 11 – 27, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, priced $17 –… More

UA Alumni Contributions Key to Advances in Film Dubbing

Netflix dubs most commonly into nine languages: French, Italian, German, Turkish, Polish, Japanese, Castilian Spanish, Latin American Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese. (It offers subtitles in 27 languages.) But… More

UA Grad Jillian Corsie’s Film ‘Second Assault’ – 10 Years Later, She Confronted The Cop Who Said Her Rape Was ‘Consensual’

10 Years Later, She Confronted The Cop Who Said Her Rape Was ‘Consensual’ – In “Second Assault,” a short film exclusively premiered by HuffPost, Jillian Corsie and Amy… More

Featured Faculty

Lisanne Skyler Professor

Lisanne Skyler is the writer/director of award-winning short, feature and documentary films that have been selected for Sundance, New York Film Festival, South by Southwest Film Festival, AFI… 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

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

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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TFTV is excited to announce that our friends at ATC are holding auditions for a variety of performance opportunities throughout the season and a dance call for Cabaret!

Dance call will be held on Sunday, August 25 from 11am-2pm on UA campus in the Drama Bldg., Rm. 125. Please arrive prepared to dance and bring headshot & resume.

All BFA AMT Seniors and Juniors, or BA Theatre Arts students who consider themselves dancers may attend. ATC is seeking dancers of any gender. Students would be contracted as acting interns must be available for all performances. Rehearsal schedule will accommodate student’s other academic responsibilities. Students must contact Anna Jennings at to sign up.

Auditions will be held on Tuesday, September 3 from 4-8pm in the Drama Bldg., Rm. 266. Only sophomore/junior/senior BA Theatre Arts majors and minors are eligible for these auditions.

Actors should bring a headshot and resume and prepare 2 contrasting monologues OR 1 monologue & 1 part of a song (16 bars) totaling no more than 3 minutes combined. This is a strict time limit. An accompanist will be provided if sheet music is presented. Students must contact Tess Myers at to schedule an audition.
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