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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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Overall, 100% of graduates from Film, Theatre and Television are in work or further study within 15 months of graduation.

(Based on our analysis of HESA data © HESA 2023, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020/21; includes first degree Film, Theatre and Television responders)

Theatre & Performance

Theatre & Performance at the University of Reading is designed to inspire your theatrical creativity and provide you with outlets to express it. Watch to learn more!

Film & Television

Film & Television at the University of Reading brings together practical hands-on film and television projects with academic analysis, helping you to become a skilful, informed, and thoughtful creator. Watch to learn more!

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.

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
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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