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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

The Cripple of Inishmaan Venue: Tornabene Theatre November 4, 2018 to December 2, 2018

Screening Events

Widescreen Wednesdays – Day for Night (1973) Venue: The UA Center for Creative Photography November 28, 2018 at 7:00pm

Studio Series

On the Verge, or, The Geography of Yearning Venue: Harold Dixon Directing Studio, Drama Bldg. (Rm. 116) November 15, 2018 to November 18, 2018


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

The School of Theatre, Film & Television Studio Series presents On the Verge, or, The Geography of Yearning by Eric Overmyer

For Immediate Release: November 6, 2018 Media Contact: Julie Vance, Marketing Director (520) 626-2686 | The School of Theatre, Film & Television Studio Series presents On the… More

Marroney Theatre looks to renovate

The University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television kicked off fundraising efforts for the Marroney Theatre Renovation Project this past Saturday, Oct. 20, at the theatre… 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

Lisanne Skyler Film & Television Professor

Film & Television Professor, Lisanne Skyler, is the writer/director of the acclaimed HBO Documentary Film Brillo Box (3 ¢ off) and numerous award-winning fiction and documentary films, including Getting To Know You (1999… 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

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Tomorrow is the opening night of the UA Arizona Repertory Theatre production 'The Cripple of Inishmaan', a dark and wickedly funny comedy by Martin McDonagh!

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Billy (Dylan Cotter), Bartley (Connor Griffin) and Helen (Rachel Franke) Joe C. Klug - Scenic Designer Gaby Nava - Costume Designer Daniel Kersch - Lighting Designer Photo by Ed Flores

TFTV Alumni Christine Greer's senior thesis project, a music video called 'ice cream cake' is an Official Selection in the 2018 Austin Music Video Festival!

You might remember seeing this piece premiere at last years I Dream in Widescreen. We are so proud of the amazing work our students are doing, and can't wait to see this year's productions.

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