School of Film, Dance and Theatre




Welcome to the School of Film, Dance and Theatre in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. We are a collaborative community of artists and scholars comprising students, faculty and staff. Through inventive curricula, innovative theatrical production programming and the latest digital film production technology, we are paving the way to the future of theatre and film.

At the center of our philosophy are the four "Cs": creativity, community, collaboration and collegiality. We build on these core values in our classrooms and studios, research endeavors, public programming and community engagement.

Each year we present plays that push the boundaries of contemporary theatre and an annual student film festival that highlights the best emerging talent in digital film production.

Our Performance in the Borderlands series explores the cultural richness of the United States/Mexico border region through live performance, lectures and symposia. Our Student Production Board provides opportunities for burgeoning students ready to bring their artistic vision to the stage and simultaneously learn how to operate an arts-based venture.

Crossing borders…

…into the future.