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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

Director

Events

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

Studio Series

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News

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OnStage: The 5 Most Underrated MFA Theatre Design Programs for 2018-19

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Darious Britt is the winner of nine Telly awards!

Congratulations to Darious Britt, Media Specialist for the School of Theatre, Film & Television.  Darious is the winner of nine Telly awards for his feature UNSOUND and the… More

Featured Faculty

Brent Gibbs Professor, Co-Chair of Acting/Musical Theatre Division

Brent Gibbs teaches Acting and Stage Combat at the University of Arizona’s School of Theatre Arts where he also served as the previous Artistic Director for the Arizona… More

Elaine Romero Associate Professor

Playwright Elaine Romero once passed out ham sandwiches with Mother Teresa in Paris. She loves to write in coffee shops and claims that most of her plays “begin… More

Beverly Seckinger Professor

Beverly Seckinger is Professor in the School of Theatre, Film & Television and former Interim Director (2008-2010) and Associate Director (2004-2008) of the School of Media Arts.  She… 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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The College of Fine Arts Box Office is taking a summer vacation!

The box office will be closed June 24 - July 5, 2019. They will resume their normal summer hours on July 8.
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