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Our Vision is for TFT to serve as a premier interdisciplinary global professional school that develops outstanding humanistic storytellers, industry leaders and scholars whose diverse, innovative voices enlighten, engage, and inspire change for a better world. A more complete overview of Dean Schwartz's vision for the future of storytelling can be found on Forbes.

About TFT: We are a creative force recognized the world over. Our students, faculty and alumni showcase their work at premiere festivals and research conferences around the globe, and win awards spanning every medium, platform and discipline. The world looks to us for the talent that is the lifeblood of the entertainment and performing arts industries today, and the thought leadership and cutting-edge research that provide the road map for where we're going tomorrow.

Teri Schwartz

What world are we preparing our students for?

As the Dean of TFT, it is my great honor to be at my alma mater in this exciting role to steward our magnificent legacy and to answer this very important question.

Come join us in creating what's next. The future is you.

The core mission of the Executive Board is to advise the Dean and participate in shaping the school's future.

This group of industry, creative and community leaders partners with Dean Teri Schwartz and the faculty to implement curricular initiatives, enhance financial support and raise the school's public profile.



Every day, TFT students, faculty and alumni are breaking boundaries. From directing Oscar-winning films to making the most of digital technology, TFT storytellers, artists and scholars see beyond traditional barriers. Our students are a diverse mix of humanistic storytellers and scholars who are looking to gain the foundation necessary to go beyond just talent.

Your tax-deductible gift to TFT will make an immediate impact on the quality of the education TFT students receive. Whether you choose to support student scholarships, an individual unit in the school, or the Dean’s Greatest Needs fund, every dollar counts.

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