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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 2016 - 2017 (PDF  , 1,731kb) brochure or get in touch if you want any further information.


PGWT Teaching Vacancies 2017/18

Closing date: Monday 6th March 2017 at 5pm.

New Art Work goes on Display: 'Listening and Silence'

The second of the three displays for 'ALIVE: Art Between Life and Science' is now showing at York Art Gallery with 'Listening and Silence' by Mark Fell and Sandra Pauletto being shown until Saturday 4th March 2017 in the project gallery.

Student Films Shortlisted for RTS Student Awards

Several of our students' films have been shortlisted for the Royal Television Society Yorkshire Awards:

Catharsis (Pauline Lewicka, Mick Hunter and Team)
The Babysitter (Hope Kemp and Team)
Better Days (Joseph Driscoll)
Nelly and Noah (Suzanne Pearson, Fraser McHale, Emi Vokoun, Ben Pearson and Team)

Well done and good luck!

New Research Project Funding for Documentary Makers

Two of our staff members Dr David Hickman and Dr Sandra Pauletto have been awarded British Academy funding for a decade-long documentary project which will film in two of the world’s largest megaslums, in Karachi and Mexico City.

Honorary Degree for Sally Wainwright


Award-winning British screen writer, executive producer and director Sally Wainwright has received an honorary degree from the University.

Awards for Recent Graduates

Two of our recent graduates came first and second in the prestigious Guild of Television Cameramen Bill Vinten Awards on October 6th. Alex Lines was runner up for the film he shot as part of the third year group project; Krister Antonsen won for the film he shot for the same module.

Student LA Story

Two of our BSc Film and Television Production students have won a FOX Searchlight filmmaking competition, earning them an amazing trip to LA -  Well done Hope Kemp and Ronan Corrigan.

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. 

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

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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.

Post Offer Visit Days

If you have been offered a place and not yet had a chance to visit the department, sign up for one of our Post Offer Visit Days:

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University Open Days

Sign up for our 2017 University Open Days which will be taking place from 9.15am to 4.00pm on:

  • Friday 30 June 2017
  • Saturday 1 July 2017
  • Saturday 16 September 2017 and
  • Sunday 17 September 2017.

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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