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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

Pippin Venue: Marroney Theatre October 19, 2019 to November 3, 2019

Screening Events

What’s Up, Docs? Venue: The Loft Cinemas December 17, 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


TFTV alumni Justin Mashouf comes back to campus with his award-winning film ‘The Honest Struggle’

Justin Mashouf graduated from the University of Arizona in 2008 where he received his bachelors in Media Arts. He is now a four-time Emmy-award-winning filmmaker and artist based… More

TFTV Ranks in OnStage’s Top 30 College Theatre Design and Tech Programs for 2019-2020

At the beginning of each new school year, we here at OnStage Blog like to announce what we feel are the best performing arts for the coming year.… More

UA Alumnus John Matter wins Emmy for work on HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’

UA alum John Matter earned an Emmy Award for his work on the ground-breaking HBO hit series, Game of Thrones, during the 71st Annual Primetime Creative Arts Emmy… More

Featured Faculty

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

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

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

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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