Film Studios

The School of Film, Dance and Theatre runs three film studios/sound stages that serve as teaching and production spaces for class projects, student work, and feature film projects.

Stauffer B Film Studios

ASU Performing and Media Arts Center (APMA)

Rehearsal and Composition Venues

At any given time, the School of Film, Dance and Theatre has between twelve and twenty productions at various stages of rehearsal and development. Given this, working spaces for rehearsal and composition are the heart and soul of the program, and the School is well-outfitted with a large number of high quality studios.

Nelson Fine Arts Center (FAC)

Dance and Movement Studios

The School of Film, Dance and Theatre operates nine studios for dance and movement, outfitted with high end dance floors, sound systems, and projection. These studios are located in four separate buildings: 

Nelson Fine Arts Center (FAC)

Contact Us

Main Office

Dixie Gammage Hall (GHALL), Room 232
P: 480.965.5337
F: 480.965.5351

Mailing Address

Personnel Name
ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
School of Film, Dance and Theatre
PO Box 872002
Tempe, AZ 85287–2002


Faculty Positions

Clinical Assistant Professor, Sound Design The application deadline is January 31, 2018; if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until search is closed.

Venues + Facilities

The School of Film, Dance and Theatre occupies ten buildings across the ASU Tempe campus, which between them comprise five top-of-the-line performance venues, eight dance and movement studios, six rehearsal and composition studios, three film studios/sound stages, four cutting edge digital media laboratories, and scenic, lighting and costume shops for dance and theatre.


The evolution of the School of Film, Dance and Theatre is a story of deep history and diversity of effort. Most recently, the School took on its combined form when the School of Theatre and Film and the School of Dance united to form this new body, which the Arizona Board of Regents approved in April 2013 after a unanimous vote by both faculties on the merits of unification. In this new configuration, the Film, Dance and Theatre programs can offer the broadest exposure to all the disciplines of the stage and screen in one innovative, wildly-productive central hub.


The School of Film, Dance and Theatre educates and advises students in the literatures, theories, histories and practices of contemporary filmmaking, theatrical performance, dance and related fields. Our teaching, research, creative activity and professional service enrich the cultural life of the University, the community, the state and the region, extending beyond our borders; and move the arts of theatre, dance and film production into the future by building on their diverse histories and cultural contexts.


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.


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