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4300 E. Sunrise Drive, Tucson Arizona 85718
Phone number: 520-209-8300 | Fax: 520-209-8520
Attendance Line: 520-209-8318
Counseling Office 520-209-8305
Health Office: 520-209-8304
Athletics Office: 520-209-8412
Registrar: 520-209-8385
School Code: 030476

Ms. Jody Brase
Principal

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Catalina Foothills High School

Career and Technical Education Courses

Film and TV


The Film and TV program is designed to prepare students to apply technical knowledge and skill in the broadcast journalism, film video, and live or mixed media productions. As well as prepare students for employment in various positions within Radio, TV and Film Industries.

Media: Film & Television (3 year program)

  • Media Production Fundamentals, 9th -12th grade
  • Advanced Media Production, 10th -12th grade
  • Advanced Media Production 2, 11th -12th grade

Students should choose three (3) or more year-long courses offered in this program in order to complete a course sequence to be considered a Concentrator.


CTSO Membership: Skills USA


Leads to Industry certification: Adobe Premiere Pro


College Options:

University of Arizona - Film & Television (BA)

Arizona State University - Film and Media (BA)

Best Film and TV Colleges Princeton Review


Person editing video.

Employment Outlook:

Annual salary based on data from www.onetonline.org

          • Audio-Visual Specialist: Earn $38,130 - $41,830 per year
          • Broadcast Technicians: Earn $33,880 per year
          • Camera Operators: Earn $46,300 per year
          • Editors: Earn $46,450 pear year
          • Film and Video Editors: Earn $41,650 per year
          • News Reporters: Earn $38,970 - 61,490 per year




Alumni Stories

Sam Sandweiss ‘11

I got my start as a filmmaker by taking beginning media production at Foothills. Fun fact: Freshman year, I won a film contest with two other CFHS students. Kate Bradley, Dylan Souza and I created a video that shows an Entertainment book ripping itself apart and forming pictures of items people could save money on if they purchased the book. The coupon books were the ones that the band sold as a fundraiser, so band is technically a part of my film career as well!

After graduation, I studied film production and interactive media games at USC. I’m currently a film producer for Godmother Industries. Prior to that, I was the head of production for Breakwater Studios, where I produced, budgeted, scheduled, cast, and location scouted two separate web-series episodes for NBC/Universal.

Advice to current students: stay connected to CFHS through the alumni social media sites. Through the alumni program on Facebook, I connected with fellow grad and filmmaker Jackson Stewart, who released a horror film late last year. I just finished mine, and there will hopefully be more news about it in the coming months!

Left: Sam at Foothills, Right: Sam today.


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