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Exceed your potential at the Department of Theatre, Film and Television at the University of York


The Department of Theatre, Film and Television offers a portfolio of taught and research postgraduate programmes that have a strong emphasis on preparing students for the professional world.

Our Postgraduate students experience high quality learning and teaching, alongside industry-standard training and creative practice across film, television, theatre and interactive media.

Based in a superb £30 million building, the facilities and equipment in our extensive media complex are central to our teaching. Our industry-standard equipment and software include our Red Digital Cinema production camera kits, to postproduction using the Adobe CC Suite and other leading industry packages. The Department also has two theatres, a digital cinema, motion capture suite and production labs.

The Department offers a series of workshops and masterclasses throughout the year. These are an opportunity for students to learn from industry professionals on a range of topics.

Taught Masters

The Department currently offers six taught programmes at master's level. All our master's programmes have core and option modules, allowing students to tailor the courses to their own interests and career pathways.

MA Theatre: Writing, Directing and Performance

MA Digital Film and Television Production (accredited by Creative Skillset)

MA Postproduction with Visual Effects (accredited by Creative Skillset)

MSc Postproduction with Visual Effects (accredited by Creative Skillset)

MA Postproduction with Sound Design (accredited by Creative Skillset)

MSc Postproduction with Sound Design (accredited by Creative Skillset)

Claudia, MSc in Postproduction with Sound Design

'Studying the MSc in Postproduction with Sound Design has been a slingshot to explore a whole new world of creativity, as well as to understand the workflows in the industry and treasure all the hard teamwork behind a piece of audiovisual art. The University of York’s inclusiveness and staff’s support have made me feel at home. Having the chance to work with so many international students has given me the opportunity to expand my perspectives, to keep strengthening a solid peer network and to make new friends for life. Lecturers are always there to guide us, and moreover, they encourage us to develop autodidact systems to best suit our individual needs and interests, making the most of all the academic tools the university offers. Plus, I have found an extensive variety of conferences, trips, cultural and sports societies, which have made my academic course an integral fun experience to grow, both professionally and personally!'

Masters by Research

We’re excited to offer a range of MA and MSc by Research postgraduate degrees that enable students to pursue a particular interest. These degrees have no formally taught elements; instead, the focus is on independent learning supported by one-to-one supervision with an experienced academic in the field, and culminate in a final project driven by the student’s interests.

MA by Research in Screenwriting

MA by Research in Filmmaking

MA by Research in Theatre

MA by Research in Interactive Media

MSc by Research in Interactive Media

PhD programme

The Department’s PhD programme allows students to pursue doctoral studies under the supervision of a member of the department’s academic staff. The Department offers two PhD programmes:

PhD in Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media by Research

PhD in Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media by Creative Practice

Contact info

Email: tftv-pg-admissions@york.ac.uk
Telephone: 01904 325280 / 01904 325286
Website: https://www.york.ac.uk/tftv/postgraduate











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