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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.


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.

Honorary Degree for Helen McCrory


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

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

And all our Masters students starting in 2016 may be entitled to a government-backed loan of up to £10,000.

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...

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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

Our 2016 Open Days have now finished. Thank you to those of you who attended. We hope you found our events useful and informative. Details of our 2017 events will be available later in the year. In the meantime if you'd like to look around our campus you could attend a 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).

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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