Oct 21, 2018  
2011-2012 CU Denver Catalog 
2011-2012 CU Denver Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre, Film and Video Production

Chair: Dan Koetting
Office: Administration Building, 210
Telephone: 303-556-2781


Associate Professors:
Laura Cuetara, MFA.  Boston University
David Dynak, PhD.  Michigan State University
Kent Homchick, MFA.  Carnegie Mellon University
Dan Koetting (Chair), MFA.  Yale University
Craig Volk, MFA.  Yale University
Assistant Professors:
David Liban, MFA.  Brooklyn College
Jose Mercado, MFA.  University of California Los Angeles
Hans Rosenwinkel, MFA.  American Film Institute
Nate Thompson, MFA.  North Carolina School of the Arts
Senior Instructors:
Carol Bloom, MA.  University of Colorado Denver
Allan Trumpler, BFA.  Carnegie Mellon University

Department Overview

The Department of Theatre, Film and Video Production prepares students for advanced degree programs in graduate schools as well as for careers in theatre, film, television and/or video, in the context of a strategically designed liberal arts education. The department offers courses in the disciplines of theatre and film/video through an innovative curriculum built on a shared foundation of integrative theatre and film courses, as well as specialized advanced courses.

Students have the opportunity to work directly with faculty, guest artists and fellow students in the creation of live and recorded performance works through participation in the department’s production program of plays, films, television and video projects, and through co-requisite laboratory experiences. Denver-area theatre productions, artist residencies, film screenings, lectures, concerts, exhibits and other cultural resources of the metropolitan area are regularly utilized throughout each student’s course of study.

BA/BFA Program Options

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, Film and Television

The BA is designed for students who are interested in multiple aspects of theatre, film and television, and for students who are transferring with numerous credits. The BA degree involves an integrated sequence of courses in both theatre and film. After completion of the foundation sequence, students choose from a wide range of electives.

See detailed degree requirements for the BA.   

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre, Film and Television

Film and Theatre Production Emphasis
Writing/Directing Emphasis

The BFA program provides training at professional skill levels while implementing overall departmental goals. This program prepares students to begin their careers with entry-level positions in their areas of study, start their personal creative work or continue their studies in graduate programs. Majors will take a series of courses in the foundation sequence. Upon successful completion of the foundation courses and demonstration of competence and potential through an interview/audition process in a desired area of focus, a student then specializes with more intensive course work and production activities in the BFA program. This intensive work culminates in a comprehensive review that requires the successful completion of a juried portfolio and/or thesis project.

See detailed admission and degree requirements for the BFA.  

Student Handbook

All students in the theatre, film and video production program are required to know and abide by the policies and procedures outlined in the TFVP Student Handbook, available by contacting CAMadvising@ucdenver.edu.


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