The University of California, Riverside Department of Theatre, Film, and Digital Production offers several opportunities for students to engage in their craft both inside and outside of the classroom. Since a practical education is sought after by many students in the department, students are encouraged to take the initiative and engage in extracurricular work. With the many student organizations available on campus, students can further hone their practical skills, while gaining both experience and an ever expanding contact list. Below you can find information on the student organizations relevant to the Department of Theatre, Film, and Digital Production.

Film and Photography Society at UCR (FPS, UCR)

“The premier club for those interested in film and photography.”

The Film and Photography Society at UC Riverside, or FPS, UCR for short, is the premier club for those interested in film and photography. Our goal is to bring all filmmakers and photographers at UCR under one banner to make it easier to find and collaborate with one another. FPS, UCR is the best place for filmmakers and photographers to share, critique, learn and refine one another’s work, and expand their perspective to new forms of expression. Our members practice and show success in a wide spectrum of media from short films, web series, photography, and media and cultural theory and practice. We have frequent exhibitions, shoots, and fun socials.

For information regarding membership and 
general club details, please contact us at or visit our Facebook page.

Golden Mean Players

“A student-run production company on campus.”

Golden Mean Players is a student run non-profit organization on campus that aims to showcase student work, and provide a platform on which writers, directors, technicians and actors can come together in camaraderie to create student – based productions. Our goal is to provide an outlet for students to unite as a collective group of artists to collaborate, create, experiment, and gain in experience in the world of performing arts.

Those interesting in membership can contact Khalif Gillett (, or Advisor Stu Krieger ( for more information. Additionally, you can find specific information about current events and meeting times at our Facebook page.

Improv Anonymous

“A club that’s for anyone who wants to be anything.”

Improv Anonymous is a club and troupe that teaches and practices improvisational comedy. We have performances monthly, and we meet twice a week. In addition we perform and visit college improvisational comedy festivals every year, and frequently take trips to see other improvisational comedy groups. We hope to teach students and the public about the benefits of improvisational comedy in life and the professional world, and frequently volunteer at public school’s and summer camps

To find out more, we are on, and feel free to email us at or visit our Facebook page for meeting dates and times, as well as information on our upcoming performances.

The UCR Latina/o Play Project

“A student-run production to embrace Latina/o Culture.”

The UCR Latina/o Play Project is a theatre ensemble made up of students passionate about bringing Latino Theatre and culturally responsive art to the community of Riverside. Started by former TFDP Professor Dr. Tiffany Ana López in 2014, we are dedicated to providing great theatre for free and completely open to the public, full of corazón and positive representation for Latinos, Latinas, and People of Color. We perform at the Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts in Downtown Riverside at least once a quarter and at the annual Tomás Rivera Conference.

To stay updated on our events, please like our Facebook page:

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