In alignment with the University of Arizona’s response to the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, the School of Theatre, Film & Television has moved all instruction online for the remainder of the semester and temporarily closed our administrative offices to the public.

However, we may be reached during regular business hours at Theatre 520.621.7008 / Film 520.621.9303 or .

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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

Events

Repertory Theatre

The Light in the Piazza | Cancelled Venue: Tornabene Theatre April 11, 2020 to April 26, 2020

Screening Events

I Dream in Widescreen | POSTPONED Venue: FOX Tucson Theatre May 2, 2020 at 7:00pm

Theatre Studies Performance Showcase

Spring Theatre Studies Performance Showcase – The Funniest Tragedian Venue: Harold Dixon Directing Studio, Drama Bldg. (Rm. 116) April 30, 2020 at 8:00pm

News

TFTV Costume Students Make Masks for Health Care Workers

A group of students in the University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television is doing its part to address the shortage of masks for health care workers in… More

Update on COVID-19

The health and well-being of our community is the top priority at the University of Arizona and for our entire School of Theatre, Film & Television community. Thank you… More

Wilkommen Xander Mason, the last-minute Emcee

It was a lazy December Sunday. Xander Mason was a bit tired, after performing in eight shows that week. Mason, a junior at the School of Theatre, Film… More

Featured Faculty

David Morden Associate Professor

David Morden is an Assistant Professor of Voice and Movement.  For Arizona Repertory Theatre, he directed Lend Me a Tenor and Inspecting Carol and has served as voice and/or… More

Deanna Fitzgerald Professor, Interim Co-Director of School of Theatre, Film and Television

MFA Theatrical Design and Production, University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, 2001. BA Drama, Flagler College, 1991. Deanna Fitzgerald is a professional Lighting Designer and member of United… More

Anna Cooper Assistant Professor

Anna Cooper’s research interests include classical and contemporary Hollywood, transnational and postcolonial cinemas, representations of gender, space/place/mobilities in film, and feminist film and media studies. Her forthcoming monograph,… 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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Over the past couple of months our Theatre, Film & Television students have generated incredible work. Across the School, from our actors to our filmmakers and scriptwriters to our production, costume and sound designers and more, we are in awe of the creativity of our TFTV family, and now, because some of that work will not have its public debut this semester in the way we all expected, we want to celebrate it and share it with our community.

TFTV students, faculty, and staff, we invite you to post photos, videos, scans, screenshots, or whatever visual or aural aide is relevant to any of your creative endeavors. Use the hashtag #UATFTVShareYourWork and we'll share across our platforms.

The projects you share can be from schoolwork, from productions, or something you created just for fun. We can't wait to see and share what you've created!
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Over the past couple of months our Theatre, Film & Television students have generated incredible work. Across the School, from our actors to our filmmakers and scriptwriters to our production, costume and sound designers and more, we are in awe of the creativity of our TFTV family, and now, because some of that work will not have its public debut this semester in the way we all expected, we want to celebrate it and share it with our community.

TFTV students, faculty, and staff, we invite you to post photos, videos, scans, screenshots, or whatever visual or aural aide is relevant to any of your creative endeavors. Use the hashtag #UATFTVShareYourWork and well share across our platforms. 

The projects you share can be from schoolwork, from productions, or something you created just for fun. We cant wait to see and share what youve created!

"When I think about healthcare workers, they're the superstars right now."

Rachel Wilkins (MFA Costume Technology and Production candidate) spoke with KOLD News 13 last night about the face masks she and other UA School of Theatre, Film & Television costume design students are making to help support the local healthcare community.

We are so proud of our students showing initiative from home, and applying their skills in ways that provide support for those on the frontlines.

Watch the interview at www.kold.com/2020/03/23/sewing-hope-student-makes-masks-healthcare-workers/

Design/Technology, U of AZ Theatre Arts
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1 week ago

When I think about healthcare workers, theyre the superstars right now. 

Rachel Wilkins (MFA Costume Technology and Production candidate) spoke with KOLD News 13 last night about the face masks she and other UA School of Theatre, Film & Television costume design students are making to help support the local healthcare community. 

We are so proud of our students showing initiative from home, and applying their skills in ways that provide support for those on the frontlines. 

Watch the interview at https://www.kold.com/2020/03/23/sewing-hope-student-makes-masks-healthcare-workers/

Design/Technology, U of AZ Theatre Arts

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This is such a great idea! Kudos to UA theatre Arts! Carrie J. Cole

Now that the School of Theatre, Film & Television has moved to online learning through the remainder of this semester, we want students to know that there is support during this time of transition.

If you are a University of Arizona student struggling with fear, stress or anxiety related to COVID-19, and would like to talk with a mental health counselor, please call Counseling & Psych Services (CAPS) at (520) 621-3334. Telebehavioral health services are available by secure zoom and/or phone.

For a list of services, resources and apps on offer from CAPS visit health.arizona.edu/coping-stress-related-covid-19.
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2 weeks ago

Now that the School of Theatre, Film & Television has moved to online learning through the remainder of this semester, we want students to know that there is support during this time of transition. 

If you are a University of Arizona student struggling with fear, stress or anxiety related to COVID-19, and would like to talk with a mental health counselor, please call Counseling & Psych Services (CAPS) at (520) 621-3334. Telebehavioral health services are available by secure zoom and/or phone. 

For a list of services, resources and apps on offer from CAPS visit https://health.arizona.edu/coping-stress-related-covid-19.
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