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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.


Complete University Guide League Table

In the recently issued Complete University Guide league table, the University of York appears in 11th place for Dance, Drama and Cinematics, the highest ranking we've ever achieved in this table, and up from 15th last year. The university as a whole appears at 19th, while 8 subjects appear in the top ten. 

BAFTA Banner April 2016

All our Masters production courses are eligible for prestigious BAFTA Scholarships of up to £12,000: the MA in Digital Film and Television Production; the MA/MSc in Postproduction with Sound Design; and the MA/MSc in Postproduction with Visual Effects

QS World University Rankings by Subject

The University of York has five subjects ranked in the top 50 in the world, according to the latest QS World University Rankings - including performing arts, which covers what we do in this department. The ranking is based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.

LUMA Film Festival

This year's festival is taking place on 11 and 12 June 2016, it's a free festival and eveyone is invited to come and share in this entertaining and memorable event.

Rio Paralympics

One of our second year BSc Film and Television Production students - Callum Dziedzic - was selected for the Channel 4 Rio Production Training Scheme last year, and has been on a leave of absence to do it. He's just told us that he has been further selected to work on the Paralympics coverage in Rio this Autumn...

Funding Opportunity

If you are starting a Masters degree in September 2016, you may be entitled to a government-backed loan of up to £10,000.

Call for conference papers

Death and Culture Conference 1-3 September 2016 - abstract deadline Friday 13 May 2016.

Study Here

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 Undergraduate University Open Days. Book your place now for Friday 24 June 2016 or Saturday 25 June 2016 or sign up for a booking alert for Saturday 17 September 2016 or Sunday 18 September 2016.  In the meantime, if you would like to look around the university yourself, you could sign up for a self-guided audio campus tour.

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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