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Master's study in Film, Theatre & Television – University of Reading

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Master's study in Film, Theatre & Television

In the fast-evolving creative industries, commercial and business skills are becoming increasingly valuable to ensure success.

The MA Creative Enterprise combines the strength of three world-renowned schools at the University of Reading: the School of Arts and Communication Design, Henley Business School and the School of Law. You'll build your skills as a practitioner, learn more about the legal and financial aspects of the arts, and develop a critically informed knowledge of the creative sector. It's also a great opportunity for you to meet other creative and ambitious students within and beyond the Department.

MA Creative Enterprise: Film Pathway

This pathway is designed for people interested in filmmaking and in contemporary film cultures - including topics such as techniques and technologies, programming and festivals, representation and storytelling. As with other Creative Enterprise pathways, your studies allow you specialise in a particular discipline and help you to better understand the wider landscape of the creative sector.

As a result, you will be able to build your career as a practitioner, simultaneously enhancing your business and creative and critical skills. The degree is ideal if your aspiration is to set up your own business or advance into a managerial role.

"It is not only my supervisor who inspired me, but also all the lecturers, my classmates, and my friends. Thanks to all the people I have met - because of you I can move a step forward in a short period of time."

Roger Hu

MA Creative Enterprise: Film Pathway

MA Creative Enterprise: Theatre Pathway

The MA Creative Enterprise: Theatre Pathway allows you to combine your passion for performance with studies in law, management and entrepreneurship. On the theatre pathway, you'll explore theatre practice and its critical contexts, learn about the importance of programming and curating in the contemporary theatre landscape, and deepen your understanding of industry trends and practices.

Tailor your studies

Depending on which pathway you choose, your studies will include modules such as:

  • Management in the Creative Industries
  • Film Production
  • Transnational Theatre Landscapes
  • Film Festivals and Film Programming
  • Entrepreneurial Management for Creative Artists
  • Contemporary Theatre and Performance Practices
  • World Cinemas

Your course will culminate with an extended project, normally a written dissertation or a practical production.

Bob Kayley performance space

Join a network of creative peers

You will have access to the Department's extensive creative network of industry connections. It's your chance to engage with practitioners and experts in the field, and build up a network of contacts that will benefit you greatly in your career.

MAster's ScholarshipS for 2019

We are delighted to offer a range of scholarships to master's students applying for September 2019 entry. We are offering five scholarships of £3,000 each for international students and five scholarships of £1,500 each for UK/EU students, across all master's courses in the School of Arts & Communication Design.


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The quickest and easiest way to apply for one of our master's courses is through our online application service.

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