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Links with creative industries

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You will have access to the Department's extensive industry links. Engage with practitioners and experts in the field, and build a network of contacts that will benefit you greatly in your career.

Tailor your studies 

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Whether you're an experienced professional or recent graduate, our flexible courses allow you to expand your skills within your specialism. Choose from a range of modules and topics to complement your interests.

Enhance your future career 

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Our Creative Enterprise courses will enrich your understanding of the creative industries, ideal for making the leap into work. Learn from academics and industry insiders about successful careers in the arts.


Meet our students

Watch our students discuss what they enjoyed about studying in our Department. Learn more about their exciting final-year projects and their study trip to the Rotterdam Film Festival.

Our industry connections

Make the most of our connections from the start of your studies. We have strong links with South Street Arts Centre, Theatre Royal Stratford East, MotionBlurr at Pinewood Studios and many more. 

A wide range of high-profile practitioners offer sessions in our master's modules, giving you an insider's view of film practice and business. 

You'll also have the opportunity to undertake a placement. This will put you in direct contact with industry professionals and arts institutions, potentially opening up a number of exciting career options. 
Learn more about who we work with
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Our excellence in research

100% of our research is of international standing (Research Excellence Framework 2021, combining 4*, 3* and 2* submissions – Music, Drama, Dance, Performing Arts, Film and Screen Studies).

As a student on one of our master's courses, you'll be taught by experts in their fields, and receive one-to-one supervision on your dissertation/research-as-practice project.

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Albert Education Partnership
Arri Certified Film School
Fest New Directors New Films Festival
Rabble Theatre
Reading Rep Theatre
Resource Productions
South Street Theatre and Venue

Life in the Department

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The facilities and culture at Minghella Studios are ideally suited to master's study. You'll be encouraged to collaborate, explore and experiment, and learn from prestigious scholars as well as experienced industry professionals.

Life in Reading

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Step off campus and you'll find yourself in a bustling town centre offering a variety of shops, restaurants and activities. We're also well-connected – you can reach London Paddington within half an hour by train.