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Our research

Fostering, nurturing and developing high quality, impactful research.

The Department of Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media (TFTI) drives innovation that affects culture, society and the economy. We foster connections between our areas of expertise to generate world-leading research.

Our research spans disciplinary boundaries and methodologies across the arts and humanities, social sciences, and science and engineering.

Over 2400% increase in research grant income

Since the 2014 Research Excellence Framework

Research strengths

Our research culture in the department stems from its three constituents: theatre, film and TV, and interactive media.

We work within and between these areas to develop innovative projects that draw on our unique combination of specialisms. Our interdisciplinary approach is evident in our leading role in several multi-million pound projects that have digital creativity at their heart.

Impact and engagement

We work in innovative ways to further knowledge, make meaningful contributions to culture and society and disseminate our findings broadly and effectively.



Our professional facilities allow practice-as-research to flourish, with staff and research students exploiting excellent theatre facilities, TV studios and mobile recording rigs, and post-production suites.

Our first-class facilities and our diverse staff specialisms place us at the forefront of efforts to support the development of interdisciplinary research across the University.


University research themes

We engage actively with the University's research themes. Explore our main themes:

Major projects 

Our networks provide a forum for cross-cutting research collaboration and discussion:

Our experts

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Our staff

Research degrees

Push the boundaries of knowledge in our supportive and stimulating environment.

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Early career researchers at York benefit from a dynamic research culture and excellent facilities.

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