Why study Theatre or Film at UAF?

Some Theatre & Film Department Highlights:

  • Small class sizes for individualized attention.
  • Approximately 25 Theatre majors and 25 Film majors.
  • Faculty with strong connections to the professional theatre and film industries.
  • Excellent facilities including a 468 seat theatre and well-equipped costume and scene shops.
  • State of the art film equipment.
  • Students can participate in productions their first semester.
  • Freshmen are often cast in our shows and films.
  • Design students may have the opportunity to design main-stage productions.
  • Internships on professional film sets.
  • Study abroad opportunities.
  • Student Drama Association (SDA) is a student club that produces its own shows.
  • The Film Club shoots films and produces the Student Film Festival.
  • Sample Classes include: Acting, Directing, Stagecraft, Design (Scenic, Lighting, Costume, Sound), Makeup for Theatre, Filmmaking, Playwriting/ Screenwriting.
  • UAF is competitively priced, and scholarships (including talent scholarships) are available.

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Camera Operator Aaron Gordon talks about his experience working on "The Messenger" and why he choose to come to UAF. Aaron graduated from UAF as a Film Major with the distinction of being "Outstanding Student of the Year, 2013".
Kavelina Torres speaks about her film project "The Trail Home" which was one of the scripts she worked on as part of the Sundance NativeLab Fellowship.
Chip Brookes, from Fairbanks, graduated in 2005. While attending UAF he did a semester "abroad" at the University of the Virgin Islands and a semester internship at Perseverance Theatre in Juneau. Here he talks about why he choose to come to UAF.
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