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Our courses

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Our degrees are designed to offer you flexibility during your studies. Whether your interests lie in film, television, theatre, or all three, we have a degree to suit you.

Why study with us?

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96% of our undergraduate students were in work or further study six months after graduating.

 

Source: Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey, 2016/17
As a student in the Department of Film, Theatre & Television, you’ll have opportunities to develop your creative ideas and gain practical skills. Watch this trailer to see examples of some of the films produced by our undergraduate and master’s students.

Life in the Department

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Develop your ideas and nurture your creativity with first-hand guidance from expert academics and experienced professionals.

Our facilities

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Our versatile theatre spaces, cinema auditorium, film and TV studio, and post-production suites all support teaching and research.

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How you'll study

A combination of theoretical and practical workshops and projects encourage exploration.
Tegan Hopgood, undergraduate student at the University of Reading who studied BA Film & Theatre

Tegan's story

We create so many practical pieces over the three years that there is always an opportunity to develop your skills and create work you can be really proud of.
Tegan Hopgood, BA Film & Theatre graduate
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Life in Reading

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.

What's on

As part of our Department you'll have the chance to experience exhibitions, festivals and talks by visiting speakers. Keep up to date with the latest events happening at Minghella Studios via Instagram.

Our teaching

"Creative teaching methods, assignments that encourage creative explorations, and practical workshops from visiting experts develop the skills valued in both creative and commercial organisations."

 

Professor John Gibbs, Head of School and Lecturer