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Third year production of Motortown by Simon Stephens

3rd Year WDP Students work in TV Studio

‌Welcome to the Department of Theatre, Film and Television. We’re very proud of our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, our staff and research, our production activities and links with the creative industries, our commercial facilities and our visiting lectures, masterclasses and public events. Please enjoy exploring our website; and download our Department Quick Guide 2015-2016 (PDF  , 172kb) brochure or get in touch if you want any further information.



We have two vacancies: Lecturer in Theatre and Lecturer in Sound Production and Post Production - deadline for applications is 31 January 2016.

Royal Television Society Awards Success
Congratulations to our Film and Television Production undergraduate students who were successful in the 2015 Royal Television Society Yorkshire Region Student Awards. We dominated the 'Factual' and 'Drama' categories, winning 4 of a possible 6 awards:
  • Our Ghosts (dir. Hannah Ruddle) -- 2nd Runner-up, Factual
  • Flower Power (dir. Erika Budd) -- 1st Runner-up, Factual
  • When the Dust Settles (dir. Luke Quine) -- 2nd Runner-up, Drama
  • The Unveiling (dir. Ryan Bloom) -- 1st Place, Drama
The Unveiling now goes forward to the national awards in London.

Leeds International Film Festival Award

Congratulations to the production team and crew of Cargo, made as their third year final film project - it's just come first in the Yorkshire Short Film category at the Leeds International Film Festival (making it eligible for BAFTA entry).

Digital Creativity Hub

York is to head the world-leading Digital Creativity Hub, which will use cutting edge research in digital games and interactive media to benefit society.

Guardian League Tables for Film and Television Production

The BSc in Film and Television Production has been ranked 6th out of 65 institutions in the sector in the 2015 edition of The Guardian’s league tables.  Although we think there is a lot more to choosing a university course than just league table ranks, we're pleased to be recognised for the hard work we put in to our students’ university experience...‌

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Undergraduate Courses

Postgraduate Courses

Films about studying in the department

Our graduate and student achievement page shows the kind of jobs our graduates go into.

All our undergraduate and postgraduate practical film and TV courses are accredited by Creative Skillset, the film and TV industry skills council.

University Open Days

Explore what studying and living in York is really like at one of our University Open Days. Dates for 2016 will be available later in the year.  In the meantime, if you would like to look around campus you could attend a campus tour in October 2015.

A Film About Us

To see more student work, try our YouTube Channel...

Heslington Studios Facilities Hire

  • Industry standard £30m complex
  • Superb opportunities for film, TV and theatre production and presentation; and creating interactive media
  • High end equipment, studios and post-production facilities
  • Professional training

"A world-class facility..."
Richard Deverell, BBC

Graduate Jobs

Our graduates go into a range of jobs, not just in theatre, film and television, but also in other careers such as teaching. They work as actors, writers, camera and sound operators, visual effects designers, and in many production roles. They work for organisations like the BBC and the Royal Shakespeare Company; and companies like ITV and Industrial Light and Magic. In the creative world most people are freelance, so we keep track as best can - for a full list see our graduate and student achievement page.

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