Postgraduate students in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television are also part of the wider York community. The Humanities Research Centre (HRC) 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.
Research students also benefit from a range of training opportunities designed to support various aspects of their professional development. These are offered by the Research Excellence Training Team and the University of York Graduate Research School.
Doctoral students are eligible to apply for teaching opportunities on the undergraduate programmes as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA). This normally involves leading seminars or workshops on undergraduate modules and participating in assessment and feedback under the supervision of the module convenor.
I’ve found being a GTA a thoroughly enriching experience and I feel it is an essential part of academic life. Through teaching on three different undergraduate courses—Storytelling and Story Analysis, Filmmaking and Non-Fiction Forms of Film and Television—I’ve come to understand how my research fits into broader context of the department; how I can practically apply my knowledge to teaching undergraduates; and how I can challenge myself as both a researcher and a teacher in the future. Maxine, PhD student
The Department is a partner in the White Rose College of Arts and Humanities (WRoCAH), a collaborative initiative involving the Universities of York, Leeds and Sheffield.