The UA's Film and Television program prepares students to create, to produce and to understand the art and business of film and television. It sustains excellence in the teaching of creative expression, aesthetic appreciation, practical knowledge and scholarship of film, television, related media and their relationships to other arts. The program provides professional preparation in the art of filmmaking and prepares students for scholarly activity in media arts. It encourages interdisciplinary teaching and research within the College of Fine Arts and promotes public understanding of media through outreach in Arizona and the Southwest.
"What's Up, Docs?" – which is comprised of documentary films by the BFA junior class – is the first of three screening events each school year presented the advanced and intermediate film and television production courses.