Welcome

When you look at our School's website you hopefully will notice something you will not see virtually anywhere else in North America. Unlike almost every other program, we unite theatre, film, and television in one School. Your ability to work in all three areas reflects the professional world and the exciting new careers that await you when you graduate. They aren’t separate in the world of work, and they aren’t separate in your experience in the School of Theatre, Film & Television.

 

Our extraordinary faculty offers comprehensive training in the art and business of storytelling. Whether that story is told on stage, on screens, or in the emerging world of media and entertainment, you will be given the education, training, and hands-on experience to become artistic makers and leaders for the future.

 

Part of our commitment to prepare you for your future career is our extensive internship program. These opportunities allow you to engage the professional area of your choice and learn from experienced practitioners by working alongside them.

 

Welcome to one of America’s most exciting arts environments. Come join us and take your place with talented colleagues who share your passion for the study, the business, and the art of storytelling. Explore the rich emotional possibilities offered only through live performance and the immersive cinematic and media experience we offer you in the School of Theatre, Film, & Television.

 

Brant Pope
Interim Director

Events

Repertory Theatre

Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Venue: Marroney Theatre February 25, 2024 at 1:30pm

Screening Events

Body Parts Venue: Marroney Theatre April 13, 2024 at 7:00pm

Next Performance Collective

New Directions Festival Venue: Harold Dixon Directing Studio March 21, 2024 at 7:30pm

News

Chinese Cultural Center debuts ‘Young Lions’ film by Nolan Veneklasen (BFA ’19)

In celebration of the Lunar New Year, earlier this month the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center presented Night of the Dragon, a mini film festival featuring short films by Asian American… More

TFTV celebrates Marroney Theatre reopening with Sweeney Todd

TUCSON, Ariz. – On Feb. 29, the University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television (TFTV) celebrates the reopening of the refurbished Marroney Theatre with an opening… More

Soaking up Sundance: UArizona film and television students take trip to storied film festival

In addition to attending screenings and panels, students from the School of Theatre, Film & Television are getting a first-hand look at what it takes to put on… More

Featured Faculty

Christie Kerr Assistant Professor

Christie Kerr is an Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre in her fourth year at UA.  Prior to this, she lived in Chicago, IL where she was an Adjunct… 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

Jacob Bricca Associate Professor

Jacob Bricca, ACE is an award-winning film editor and director whose work has been screened theatrically across the globe. Among the dozen feature films he has edited are the… 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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Take a quick virtual tour of the Fine Arts District and the rest of the UA Campus, click here.

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Yesterday the School of Theatre, Film & Television welcomed alum Craig T. Nelson back to campus for the re-opening of the Marroney Theatre. The storied actor, writer, director, and producer, whose many film and television credits include ‘The Killing Fields,’ ‘Silkwood,’ ‘Poltergeist,’ ‘The Incredibles,’ and his Emmy-winning ‘Coach,’ spoke frankly about the pursuit of acting in a Q&A with students. Nelson paid homage to the TFTV faculty who helped shape him, particularly Peter Marroney, who served as the head of our theatre department for 36 years. At the opening of TFTV’s production of Sweeney Todd, Nelson welcomed a full house on the stage that now bears his name.

“Having my name associated with the theatre named for an early mentor of mine, Peter Marroney, is a humbling honor,” said Nelson. “I am incredibly grateful to “Murph” and her husband whose gift to the College of Fine Arts at the University of Arizona named the stage in my honor - thank you. To the students who will benefit from this renewed facility – follow your heart and dreams as you embark on a wonderful vocation that has given me so much.”
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Yesterday the School of Theatre, Film & Television welcomed alum Craig T. Nelson back to campus for the re-opening of the Marroney Theatre. The storied actor, writer, director, and producer, whose many film and television credits include ‘The Killing Fields,’ ‘Silkwood,’ ‘Poltergeist,’ ‘The Incredibles,’  and his Emmy-winning ‘Coach,’ spoke frankly about the pursuit of acting in a Q&A with students. Nelson paid homage to the TFTV faculty who helped shape him, particularly Peter Marroney, who served as the head of our theatre department for 36 years. At the opening of TFTV’s production of Sweeney Todd, Nelson welcomed a full house on the stage that now bears his name.
 
“Having my name associated with the theatre named for an early mentor of mine, Peter Marroney, is a humbling honor,” said Nelson. “I am incredibly grateful to “Murph” and her husband whose gift to the College of Fine Arts at the University of Arizona named the stage in my honor - thank you. To the students who will benefit from this renewed facility – follow your heart and dreams as you embark on a wonderful vocation that has given me so much.”Image attachmentImage attachment+5Image attachment

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Love this story! ♥️

Mr. Incredible himself!❤️💙

What a remarkable human being. We are so fortunate.

Coach!!!

Oh wow! What a treat! Love Craig T. ❤️💕👍🏽👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 Ashley Bailey Myers isn’t this nice??

He's also Dale from Young Sheldon! Didn't know he was an alum! That's super cool!

So happy to learn that Mr. Marroney was so special to you. He was to me, too. He was such a wonderful man who inspired many of us to believe in ourselves. This is very cool!

Bear Down Coach!

I was a drama student when Craig was there. I think he was working on a Master's degree. Not sure. He was such a nice guy. So glad he has achieved so much in his career.

I didn't know he was an alum! So cool! I hope you can tempt Rick Hoffman back to speak to the students too.

Dude, you killed Trudy. Loved you in Coach, though.

So cool. Didn’t know he attended UofA

Believe that he worked his way through school flying crop dusting planes for his father-in-law.

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Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd!

Last night we reopened the Marroney Theatre with a triumphant opening night performance of Sondheim and Wheeler’s dark and witty tale of love, murder, and revenge - SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET.

Before the start of the show audiences heard remarks from TFTV Director Brant Pope, Arizona Repertory Theatre Artistic Director and Sweeney’s Director Danny Gurwin, Dean Andy Schulz, and our esteemed alum Craig T. Nelson, for whom the Marroney stage is now named.

“Sweeney is a true masterpiece. It’s the combination of extreme emotion and violent action that makes the show so exciting and fun. Comedy and tragedy co-exist here. It’s my hope to take the audience on a true adventure through Stephen’s Sondheim’s brilliant music and lyrics,” says Gurwin. “And to present this musical in our newly renovated Marroney Theatre makes this a perfect night of theatre-going.”

‘Sweeney Todd’ runs through Mar. 17 in the Marroney Theatre. Visit theatre.arizona.edu for tickets.

FREE TICKETS to the production are available for all college and high school students. For details, visit azart.fyi/freetftvtix. The free student ticket program is provided by the College of Fine Arts via support from the Office of the Provost.

Photo byTim Fuller. Scenic Design by Joe C. Klug. Costume Design by Patrick Holt. Lighting Design by Ken Phillips. Sound Design by Matt Marcus. Technical Direction by Daniel Staggs. Stage Managed by Tiffany Fraser. Fight Direction by Brent Gibbs. Music Direction by Jamie Reed. Choreography and Intimacy Choreography by Christie Kerr. Directed by Danny Gurwin.
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Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd! 
 
Last night we reopened the Marroney Theatre with a triumphant opening night performance of Sondheim and Wheeler’s dark and witty tale of love, murder, and revenge - SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET.
 
Before the start of the show audiences heard remarks from TFTV Director Brant Pope, Arizona Repertory Theatre Artistic Director and Sweeney’s Director Danny Gurwin, Dean Andy Schulz, and our esteemed alum Craig T. Nelson, for whom the Marroney stage is now named.
 
“Sweeney is a true masterpiece. It’s the combination of extreme emotion and violent action that makes the show so exciting and fun. Comedy and tragedy co-exist here. It’s my hope to take the audience on a true adventure through Stephen’s Sondheim’s brilliant music and lyrics,” says Gurwin. “And to present this musical in our newly renovated Marroney Theatre makes this a perfect night of theatre-going.”
 
‘Sweeney Todd’ runs through Mar. 17 in the Marroney Theatre. Visit theatre.arizona.edu for tickets.
 
FREE TICKETS to the production are available for all college and high school students. For details, visit azart.fyi/freetftvtix. The free student ticket program is provided by the College of Fine Arts via support from the Office of the Provost.
 
Photo byTim Fuller. Scenic Design by Joe C. Klug. Costume Design by Patrick Holt. Lighting Design by Ken Phillips. Sound Design by Matt Marcus. Technical Direction by Daniel Staggs. Stage Managed by Tiffany Fraser. Fight Direction by Brent Gibbs.  Music Direction by Jamie Reed. Choreography and Intimacy Choreography by Christie Kerr. Directed by Danny Gurwin.Image attachmentImage attachment+7Image attachment

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Congrats to crew and cast on a beautiful production!!👏👏👏

Seeing it Sunday, can't wait! 👍

I am proud of my Grandniece Meghan and all her accomplishments. The whole cast works so very hard.

Filming recently wrapped on the independent feature film THE FLOATERS, on which recent School of Theatre, Film & Televisions grad Kaila Hines (BA Film & Television ’23) was hired as First Team PA. The film is a Jewish summer camp comedy starring Jackie Tohn (GLOW), Sarah Podemski (Reservation Dogs), Seth Green (Family Guy) and wrestler and actor Maxwell Jacob Friedman (The Iron Claw) among others.

‘The Floaters’ is produced by Becky Korman, Lily Korman and Shai Korman alongside Andra Gordon. Becky and Shai Korman first met Kaila in May 2023, when they interviewed Film & Television seniors and faculty about I Dream in Widescreen for their award-winning Friday Night Movie podcast. Kaila spoke about her experience as a producer of several senior thesis short films including The Rematch by Myles Gordon, Deserted by Ryan Ramsey, and Dear Ivy by Sean-David Ta.

“I’m thankful to Shai, Becky, and Lily for including me in the production of their heart-warming and hilarious film,” said Kaila Hines. “The experience was so enlightening. I had the opportunity to work closely with the actors and crew while sharpening my multi-tasking skills during long days on set ... Filming in New York took place just a few months after my graduation from the University of Arizona, and I felt well prepared for my role. In addition to the invaluable work experience, I had an awesome time exploring the wonders of upstate New York, seeing some adorable bears, and creating memories.”

Now represented by Williams Talent Management, Hines is preparing her short film, A Barber’s Paradise. The film, about a traveling barber with entrepreneurial aspirations, is set to film in Los Angeles in the spring.

Bear Down, Kaila! 🐻⬇️
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Filming recently wrapped on the independent feature film THE FLOATERS, on which recent School of Theatre, Film & Televisions grad Kaila Hines (BA Film & Television ’23) was hired as First Team PA. The film is a Jewish summer camp comedy starring Jackie Tohn (GLOW), Sarah Podemski (Reservation Dogs), Seth Green (Family Guy) and wrestler and actor Maxwell Jacob Friedman (The Iron Claw) among others.

‘The Floaters’ is produced by Becky Korman, Lily Korman and Shai Korman alongside Andra Gordon. Becky and Shai Korman first met Kaila in May 2023, when they interviewed Film & Television seniors and faculty about I Dream in Widescreen for their award-winning Friday Night Movie podcast. Kaila spoke about her experience as a producer of several senior thesis short films including The Rematch by Myles Gordon, Deserted by Ryan Ramsey, and Dear Ivy by Sean-David Ta.

“I’m thankful to Shai, Becky, and Lily for including me in the production of their heart-warming and hilarious film,” said Kaila Hines. “The experience was so enlightening. I had the opportunity to work closely with the actors and crew while sharpening my multi-tasking skills during long days on set ... Filming in New York took place just a few months after my graduation from the University of Arizona, and I felt well prepared for my role. In addition to the invaluable work experience, I had an awesome time exploring the wonders of upstate New York, seeing some adorable bears, and creating memories.”

Now represented by Williams Talent Management, Hines is preparing her short film, A Barber’s Paradise. The film, about a traveling barber with entrepreneurial aspirations, is set to film in Los Angeles in the spring.

Bear Down, Kaila! 🐻⬇️
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