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Behind the Scenes Experience – School of Theatre, Film & Television Virtual Workshops


The University of Arizona’s School of Theatre, Film & Television (TFTV) will host its annual Behind the Scenes Experience event virtually on October 31, 2020. This year’s event will offer prospective students an opportunity to participate in a series of Halloween-themed workshops led by accomplished faculty members from various divisions of the School. Prospective students will also be able to interact with current students and faculty via a series of panels. An additional session panel for parents will be hosted by a representative from the College of Fine Arts. The event is open to high school and transfer students across the country. Spaces are limited and registration closes on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 5pm. More information and online registration are available at

The full lineup of workshops and panels for the Behind the Scenes Experience 2020 is as follows.

Opening Events | 10AM – 10:25 AM
Learn about our programs in Acting & Musical Theatre, Design & Technology, Film & Television Studies and Producing, Film Production and Theater Studies.

Student Panel | 10:30 – 11:00 AM
Current Students Share their experiences in a meet & greet for students

Workshops | Sessions 1 & 2 | 11:10AM – 11:40 AM, 11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Imagining Fear: The Art and Industry of the film Cat People
Led by Dr. Barbara Selznick

Producing Sound Foley: The Craft of Horror Sound FX
Led by Professor Michael Mulcahy

Creating a Zombie Face: Special Effect Halloween Make-up on a Budget
Led by Professor Patrick Holt

Learning to Fight: A fight workshop inspired by the 1940 film The Mummy’s Hand
Led by Professor Brent Gibbs

Meet & Greet for Parents | 11:10 AM – 11:40 AM
CFA Informational Session led by Professor David Yarnelle and Recruitment Coordinator Lindsay Shekleton

Closing Event/ Meet and Greet for Prospective Students | 12:20 – 12:45 PM
Q&A with members of the faculty

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