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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

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“The Lights Are On, No One’s Home” film by UArizona student garners national distribution deal

Faye Ruiz’s short film will screen at cinemas nationwide as part of an anthology released by Kino Lorber and Dedza Films Tucson, AZ (June 7, 2021) – The… More

TFTV Students’ documentary “Under Way: The Next Generation of UA Artists” celebrates students in the College of Fine Arts

TFTV graduates Jenna Meadows and Camryn Elias, both Class of 2021 BFA Acting/Musical Theatre students, decided to come together to create a documentary featuring graduating seniors from each… More

TFTV Ranks in The College Audition’s Top 20 College Musical Theatre Programs

The University of Arizona’s School of Theatre, Film & Television has been ranked in The College Audition‘s Top 20 College Musical Theatre programs, earning kudos for its conservatory-style… More

Featured Faculty

Ted Kraus Associate Professor

Ted Kraus is currently an Associate Professor and the Technical Director in the School of Theatre, Film and Television, at the University of Arizona. He spent the first… 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

Yuri Makino Associate Professor, Interim Co-Director of School of Theatre, Film and Television

In 1998, Yuri Makino joined the School of Media Arts, now the School of Theater, Film and Television, where she teaches film production and screenwriting. She is the… More

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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

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Incredibly proud to share that "The Lights Are On, No One’s Home," the senior thesis film written and directed by Faye Ruiz (BFA Film & Television, ‘20), has been acquired for national distribution. It will screen in theatres across the US and Canada starting this Friday, June 11. Kino Lorber and DEDZA FILMS acquired the film as part of their first collaborative release, a film omnibus entitled 'Who Will Start Another Fire.' Featuring the works of nine emerging filmmakers from underrepresented communities, the anthology will be introduced by filmmaker Charles Burnett.

Faye's film debuted at the 2020 edition of I Dream in Widescreen, TFTV's annual marquee event showcasing the short films made by BFA Film & Television senior students. It went on to be selected to screen at multiple international film festivals, among them London’s BFI Flare, the largest LGBTIQ+ film festival in Europe, and Outfest Fusion, the Los Angeles-based festival dedicated to creating, sharing, and protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and genderqueer media. Later this month the film will screen at the Academy Award-qualifying Palm Springs International Film Festival ShortFest, where it will be in competition for Best Student U.S. Short and Best LGBT+ Short.

“'The Lights Are On, No One’s Home' truly stuck out to us from the beginning of tracking shorts. We knew almost immediately that we had to meet Faye and the film would be in our first collection. We couldn’t be happier to put Ruiz’s work out to the wider audience it deserves,” said Dedza Films founder Kate Gondwe.

CONGRATULATIONS to Faye and her team - co-star Adriana Acedo Campillo (BA Film & Television and Theatre Arts, '21) editor Emma Sinex (BFA Film & Television, '20), producer Ramani Menjugas (BA Film & Television, '20), and cinematographers Martin Somoza and Zach Lovvorn (both BFA Film & Television ’20).

Read more about this School first at tftv.arizona.edu/news/the-lights-are-on-no-ones-home-film-by-uarizona-student-garners-national-di....
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Incredibly proud to share that The Lights Are On, No One’s Home, the senior thesis film written and directed by Faye Ruiz (BFA Film & Television, ‘20), has been acquired for national distribution. It will screen in theatres across the US and Canada starting this Friday, June 11. Kino Lorber and DEDZA FILMS acquired the film as part of their first collaborative release, a film omnibus entitled Who Will Start Another Fire. Featuring the works of nine emerging filmmakers from underrepresented communities, the anthology will be introduced by filmmaker Charles Burnett.
 
Fayes film debuted at the 2020 edition of I Dream in Widescreen, TFTVs annual marquee event showcasing the short films made by BFA Film & Television senior students. It went on to be selected to screen at multiple international film festivals, among them London’s BFI Flare, the largest LGBTIQ+ film festival in Europe, and Outfest Fusion, the Los Angeles-based festival dedicated to creating, sharing, and protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and genderqueer media. Later this month the film will screen at the Academy Award-qualifying Palm Springs International Film Festival ShortFest, where it will be in competition for Best Student U.S. Short and Best LGBT+ Short.
 
“The Lights Are On, No One’s Home truly stuck out to us from the beginning of tracking shorts. We knew almost immediately that we had to meet Faye and the film would be in our first collection. We couldn’t be happier to put Ruiz’s work out to the wider audience it deserves,” said Dedza Films founder Kate Gondwe. 

CONGRATULATIONS to Faye and her team - co-star Adriana Acedo Campillo (BA Film & Television and Theatre Arts, 21) editor Emma Sinex (BFA Film & Television, 20), producer Ramani Menjugas (BA Film & Television, 20), and cinematographers Martin  Somoza and Zach Lovvorn (both BFA Film & Television ’20). 

Read more about this School first at https://tftv.arizona.edu/news/the-lights-are-on-no-ones-home-film-by-uarizona-student-garners-national-distribution-deal/.

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