Welcome from the Head of Department

Andrew Higson - Welcome from HOD

Welcome to the Department of Theatre, Film and Television, and thank you for visiting our web-site. If you’re a potential student, please have a good look round at the range of courses we offer. 

The staff in the department are a mix of top academics and industry professionals, and we believe we have just the right balance between teaching professional skills, and a critical and contextual approach. We produce graduates who will be well placed to get jobs in their chosen field; at the same time, we aim to stretch our students intellectually and equip them with a range of transferrable skills.

We’re also very proud of our amazing building, which has one of the best professional production facilities of any UK university.  You can find details of our fantastic resources and equipment in the About Us section - and if you join us, you’ll get the chance to use those facilities!

We also have excellent contacts with the theatre, film and TV industries, and an on-going programme of visiting lectures, masterclasses and public events.

So whether you’re a prospective undergraduate or postgraduate hoping to work in theatre, film or television; a potential PhD student wanting to carry out research or creative practice in one of those fields; a professional who wants to expand your skills; or a potential commercial user of our facilities, I hope you’ll find what you want here on our web-site. And perhaps I’ll have the opportunity one day to welcome you to the department.

Professor Andrew Higson