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Your learning experience

Our lecturers, technicians and visiting experts work together to provide you with a comprehensive learning experience.

Through practical workshops, classroom discussions, masterclasses and extended research projects, you'll develop skills that are highly valued by creative and commercial organisations.

Three of our students have reflected on the last three years of their degree. Watch their video to find out more.

Creative teaching methods

Our flexible degrees combine innovative modules, industry partnerships, creative teaching and critical thinking.


Challenge your thinking and grow your expertise through a diverse range of texts to challenge you during your studies.


Contribute to discussions on film and theatre and provide in-depth analysis of film, theatre and television productions.

Practical workshops


Collaborate with lecturers, technicians and visiting experts to explore your creativity and develop a critical understanding of film, theatre and television.

Group projects

Film students shooting a scene on location in front of a tree
Group projects are designed to help you build your own knowledge and skills alongside fellow students in the Department.


Visiting lecturer Ian McNeice with three students standing against a stairway in Minghella Studios
Leading creative professionals in film, theatre and television visit regularly to deliver masterclasses.

Learn through practical experience

Collaborate on film, performance and television projects.

There are opportunities for work-based learning placements and other forms of career learning embedded throughout the programme. 

Practical work is built into modules and our alumni mentoring programme pairs students with Department graduates.

Amy Mary Jones: real-world experience at Molinare


Amy Mary Jones experienced what it's like to work for Molinare TV & Film Ltd, one of the UK's leading suppliers of post-production for episodic dramas, feature films and factual productions.


Read Amy's story

Tate Exchange partnership

Home Theatre Royal Pic

The School of Arts and Communication Design took over Tate Exchange at Tate Modern to deliver a week of free workshops and activities.


Read about Tate Exchange and Reading Assembly

The practical experience I gained during my course was really beneficial. It has helped me with how I now organise resources while working with clients. It taught me how to work as part of a group while acting as a leader. My degree certainly taught me skills that have made me successful in what I do.

Viki Mokrzycki, BA Film & Theatre graduate,
Strategic Account Manager at Huddle

Life in the Department

I had a fantastic time studying in the Department of Film, Theatre & Television; all the tutors are passionate about their subjects and I had a lot of fun learning from them.
Rhianna Dhillon, BA English Literature with Film & Theatre graduate, freelance film critic and presenter at BAFTA

Optional modules

Explore a range of topics with our optional modules such as Performance and Identity, Children's Television, and Film Genre.