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

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ACTING & MUSICAL THEATRE PROGRAMS : VIRTUAL PREVIEW DAYS Venue: Virtual October 23, 2020 at 4:00pmNovember 13, 2020 at 4:00pm

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TFTV hosts Halloween-themed Behind the Scenes Experience

The event will offer prospective students and families a spooky sneak peek into the world of the UArizona School of Theatre, Film & Television For Immediate Release Press… More

UArizona School of Theatre, Film & Television Named a Top 50 Film School by The Wrap

For Immediate Release Press Contact: Kerryn Negus knegus@email.arizona.edu Tel: 520-626-1405 Above: On the set of A Hunger, written, directed and produced by Anthony Cutrone. A Hunger premiered at… More

DOC NYC announces ‘MISSING IN BROOKS COUNTY’ to screen In Competition as part of 2020 Festival Lineup

The documentary’s New York premiere follows screenings at film festivals in Texas, California, Colorado, Arkansas, and Washington, D.C. and precedes national release on PBS For Immediate Release Press… More

Featured Faculty

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

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

David Yarnelle Assistant Professor of Practice

David Yarnelle, Theatre Studies, has been a member of The School of Theatre, Film and Television faculty for nearly twenty years teaching theatre arts courses to students across… 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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Know any high school students interested in theatre, film or television? TFTV is hosting a Halloween-themed Behind the Scenes Experience for highschool and transfer students! This year the event will be virtual - join us from anywhere in the country!

Prospective students and families will get a spooky sneak peek™ into the world of the UArizona School of Theatre, Film & Television through a series of workshops led by accomplished faculty members from various divisions of the School. Prospective students will also be able to interact with current students and faculty via a series of panels. An additional session for parents will be hosted by the College of Fine Arts.

The event is open to all high school and transfer students. Spaces are limited and registration closes on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 5pm.

More information and online registration are available at behindthescenes.cfa.arizona.edu
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Know any high school students interested in theatre, film or television? TFTV is hosting a Halloween-themed Behind the Scenes Experience for highschool and transfer students! This year the event will be virtual - join us from anywhere in the country!

Prospective students and families will get a spooky sneak peek™  into the world of the UArizona School of Theatre, Film & Television through a series of workshops led by accomplished faculty members from various divisions of the School. Prospective students will also be able to interact with current students and faculty via a series of panels. An additional session for parents will be hosted by the College of Fine Arts.

The event is open to all high school and transfer students. Spaces are limited and registration closes on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 5pm.

More information and online registration are available at behindthescenes.cfa.arizona.edu

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Image: On the set of Roxanna Stevens Ibarra's senior thesis film 'Tesoro,' 2020.

The Wrap has published its annual ranking of the top 50 Film Schools in the U.S. and once again TFTV features prominently at #26! The rankings are determined by a poll of more than 2,000 entertainment industry leaders, educators, deans, filmmakers and film commentators, along with experts tasked with evaluating each school. We're proud that TFTV consistently places in this highly anticipated ranking.

Find out why TFTV earned the kudos in the 2020 online issue: www.thewrap.com/college-wrap-2020-top-50-u-s-film-schools/.
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The Wrap has published its annual ranking of the top 50 Film Schools in the U.S. and once again TFTV features prominently at #26! The rankings are determined by a poll of more than 2,000 entertainment industry leaders, educators, deans, filmmakers and film commentators, along with experts tasked with evaluating each school. Were proud that TFTV consistently places in this highly anticipated ranking. 

Find out why TFTV earned the kudos in the 2020 online issue: https://www.thewrap.com/college-wrap-2020-top-50-u-s-film-schools/.

Congratulations to TFTV faculty Jacob Bricca and Lisa Molomot! Their film Missing in Brooks County has been officially selected by DOC NYC, the country’s most comprehensive annual curated festival of non-fiction film. The festival announced their lineup today.

Today's announcement follows a string of acceptances into film festivals around the country. And in 2021, MISSING IN BROOKS COUNTY will air nationally on Independent Lens | PBS, the Emmy Award-winning television series presenting documentaries by the best independent filmmakers working today. The film, a gripping documentary that follows two families searching for their missing loved ones near the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas, is co-directed by Jeff Bemiss and TFTV adjunct instructor Lisa Molomot, and produced and edited by Associate Professor Jacob Bricca, ACE.

DOC NYC will screen the film online between November 11-19. Included with the screening ticket is an exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with Lisa Molomot and subject Omar Roman-Gomez, immediately following the film. More at docnyc.net/film/missing-in-brooks-county
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Congratulations to TFTV faculty Jacob Bricca and Lisa Molomot! Their film Missing in Brooks County has been officially selected by DOC NYC, the country’s most comprehensive annual curated festival of non-fiction film. The festival announced their lineup today. 

Todays announcement follows a string of acceptances into film festivals around the country. And in 2021, MISSING IN BROOKS COUNTY will air nationally on Independent Lens | PBS, the Emmy Award-winning television series presenting documentaries by the best independent filmmakers working today. The film, a gripping documentary that follows two families searching for their missing loved ones near the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas, is co-directed by Jeff Bemiss and TFTV adjunct instructor Lisa Molomot, and produced and edited by Associate Professor Jacob Bricca, ACE.

DOC NYC will screen the film online between November 11-19. Included with the screening ticket is an exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with Lisa Molomot and subject Omar Roman-Gomez, immediately following the film. More at docnyc.net/film/missing-in-brooks-county
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