Theatre, film, television and interactive media at York offers a creative community of industry professionals, world-leading researchers and talented students.
The creative industries are a major UK success story. Together film, television, theatre, games and extended reality (XR) media are worth billions to the national economy. Cultural output plays a fundamental role in how we define ourselves and how we relate to the world.
The former Department of Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media was founded to break down barriers between theory and practice as well as between art and science. Now part of the School of Creative Arts and Technologies, we're continuing this mission and exploring new areas of activity which can help shape the creative economy of the future.
Based in a UNESCO City of Media Arts
a region famous for its lively arts scene and world-class creative outputs on stage and screen
Hear from our students
The variety of the Business of the Creative Industries course
Posted by George on 2 February 2023
I wish I had a pound for every time someone asked me “What’s that?” when I tell them that I study BCI as my…
Preparing for University Academic Work
Posted by Oliver on 15 June 2022
Hello, my name is Oliver and I am in my first year at the University of York, studying Film & TV production. I have…
Being an intern games designer at Criterion Games
Posted by Jade on 24 May 2022
We asked Interactive Media student Jade about their degree, gaining work placement experience and the day-to-day life of a games designer. Why did you…
Moving from undergraduate to postgraduate study
Posted by Rian on 15 March 2022
Moving from undergraduate to postgraduate study at York for my MA was somehow even more stressful than moving away from home for the first…
A Week in the Life of a Theatre Student in Prod Week!
Posted by Sophie on 3 March 2022
Hi there, I’m Sophie, a third-year student on the Theatre: Writing Directing and Performance course here at York! A question I asked of all…
My week as an Interactive Media student at York
Posted by Beth on 2 March 2022
Hello! I’m Beth, a 2nd-Year Interactive Media student here at the University of York. In this post, I want to show what the average…
A Week in the Life of a 1st-Year Film Student
Posted by Ollie on 1 March 2022
Hi! I’m Ollie and I’m a first year Film and TV Production student here at York. I thought it would be useful to talk…
A week in the life of a Business of the Creative Industries student
Posted by George on 28 February 2022
I’m George and I study Business of the Creative Industries at York. I love studying this degree at York because it fully equips you…