Our portfolio of postgraduate programmes reflects the central emphasis of the department, bringing together creative practice and production-based masters and doctoral programmes with the critical study and analysis of theatre, film and television. These programmes make full use of the cutting-edge performance and production facilities and resources in our state-of-the-art building, ensuring the integration of a high-quality learning and teaching environment with industry-standard training and creative practice across the various creative media. Note that our film- and TV-based Masters programmes are accredited by Creative Skillset, the UK film and TV skills council.
Given our focus on interdisciplinary study, research and practice, the department welcomes applicants from a wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds including arts and humanities, social science and science; as well as applicants with professional experience, including current practitioners in theatre, film and television and other related media industries.
As a post-graduate student in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television, you'll also be part of the wider York community. The Humanities Research Centre is a beautifully designed space for academics and postgraduates from across York's eight arts and humanities departments, that provides a highly stimulating and supportive base for postgraduate study. The HRC also offers strong professionalising training, a beautiful working environment and plenty of opportunities both to socialise and to collaborate on shared projects.
The department offers five one year Masters programmes:
Students can study for a PhD in Theatre, Film and Television by either the conventional academic route by writing a thesis, or by creative practice which includes a combination or creative and analytical work.
The University of York offers a number of scholarships for its students. The various scholarships have different eligibility criteria, amongst these are the level of the programme of study, and tuition fee status.