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School of Film, Dance and Theatre

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1001 South Forest Mall

Dixie Gammage Hall 232

Tempe, AZ 85287-2002

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Film, Dance, Theatre, Design, Production, Media

Department Description

The ASU School of Film, Dance and Theatre is widely recognized as one of the most innovative producers of performing arts and artists in North America. The highly experienced international faculty and staff offer a broad approach to developing artists, educators and scholars who are actively engaged with the rapidly expanding range of global contexts for artistic practice; from performance to education, from community to online contexts. We recognize and value the creativity and meaning that each student brings to the program.

The Film program combines a unique emphasis on ethical decision-making with an astounding amount of productivity, including full-length features and more than two hundred student films, web series and television pilots every year. Faculty in the program include working, professional directors, award-winning screenwriters, and former executives from Warner Bros., CBS, HBO, Lorimar, Tristar and Columbia.

Our Dance programs are nationally recognized as some of the best in the world, and our annual slate of guest artist faculty represents a collection of the most influential artists from the world of dance culture. Students will combine innovative learning in creative practice and choreography with rigorous technique in modern, post-modern contemporary, contemporary ballet, urban movement and more.

Theatre students are provided with a bleeding-edge education that combines professional training in acting, design, and production infused with devising processes and new work creation, professional development and digital technologies for design, production and interaction.