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.
Women in Horror
Our very own Dr Alison Peirse has been talking to Radio 4's Women's Hour about the genre of horror in relation to women. Listen to it here.
We are delighted that Helen McCrory has been presented with an Honorary Degree. Helen visited the department before the ceremony, and was impressed with our facilities, saying "If this doesn't stimulate you, nothing will!" We hope to welcome Helen back very soon.
Funding For Masters' Courses
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
And all our Masters students starting in 2016 may be entitled to a government-backed loan of up to £10,000.
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...
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: sign up to attend on 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.
League Table Rankings
We are ranked 3rd in the country for Film and Television Production (Guardian League Table 2017), and 11th in the country for Dance, Drama and Cinematics (Complete University Guide 2017). York is also ranked 10th in the UK and 45th in the world for Performing Arts (QS World University Rankings by Subject).
To see more student work, try our YouTube Channel...
- 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
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.