External engagement, partnerships and support
We work with a wide range of companies, organisations and communities that help to inform our teaching and research.
These relationships are central to enhancing the skills development and employability of our students, as well as having an impact on society and culture.
Film and TV connections
Our award-winning facilities were funded, in part, by the European Regional Development Fund, which has specifically required us to support industry to enhance the regional economy.
We've supported over 20 commercially-released feature films and more than a dozen major broadcast television projects for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and others.
- Elevator Gods (2022)
- Ghost of Peter Sellers (2018)
- Solis (2018)
- Macbeth (2018)
- That Good Night (2017)
- Mad to Be Normal (2017)
- Love of My Life (2017)
- In Extremis (2017)
- Dusty & Me (2016)
- The Comedian’s Guide to Survival (2016)
- Bliss! (2016)
- Sparks and Embers (2015)
- Residue (2015)
- The Knife That Killed Me (2014)
- I Know What I’m Doing (2013)
- Harrigan (2013)
- Dementamania (2013)
- First Night (2013)
- If I Were You (2012)
- Entity (2012)
- Gentleman Jack Series 2 (ADR support)
- ESL DOTA (Studio TV Production support)
- Emergency Rescue Down Under (Editing support)
- Location, Location, Location (Offline editing support)
- BBC Question Time Special (Production support)
- Look North Devolution Special (TV production support)
- In The Club (Postproduction support)
- The Syndicate (Postproduction support)
- Slavery: a 21st Century Evil (Postproduction support)
XR Stories provides research and development funding, support and networking to expand the potential of immersive and interactive technologies for digital storytelling.
Our partnerships and external engagement are focused in several key areas:
- Concerts: Our public University Concert Series is an important feature of York’s cultural scene. With over 40 performances each year, we are proud to host internationally renowned performers spanning many genres and styles.
- Online outreach: Robert Hollingworth’s ‘Sing the Score' online videos (youtube.com) have reached extensive online communities.
- Practitioners, arts organisations and business: Our artists-in-association include Quatuor Diotima (France), Ensemble intercontemporain (France) and I Fagiolini (UK). We work closely with York’s National Centre for Early Music, the York Early Music Festival, York Late Music and numerous UK and international festivals and organisations. Recent business partners include audio-technology companies such as Bang and Olufsen, RPPtv Intelligent Media and Nugen Audio.
- External research partner: Our long-standing partnership with the Orpheus Institute Research Centre (Belgium) places us at the heart of European developments in practice research.
Our ability to forge strong industrial relationships means that our students get hands-on industrial experience with some of the best known creative companies in the world.
These have included:
- 42 Management & Production
- Warp Films
- Chichester Festival Theatre
- Trafalgar Entertainment Group
and many more.