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  • Who we are and what we do

    We study and make theatre and film. We tell stories and make stories.


Minghella Studios is a place for both staff and students to develop exciting projects, and where a supportive community can help to realise individual ideas and ambitions.

Mark Player: Self-funded, part-time PhD researcher and PhD Researcher of the Year Theme Winner

The quality of Mark's research on Japanese punk film production was recently recognised when he won the PhD Researcher of the Year 2018 Award for the Heritage and Creativity Theme.

Roger Hu: Turning creative ambition into a start-up business in Cambodia

After graduating from the MA Creative Enterprise: Film Pathway course at Reading, Roger Hu used his new business knowledge in law, finance and management to set up a media technology company in Cambodia.

Tegan Hopgood: the benefits of studying film, theatre and television at reading

Tegan Hopgood, a third-year BA Theatre student, explains how the supportive environment and first-class facilities equipment offered by the Department gives students incredible creative freedom in the approach to their work.

Dominic Lees: Combining Theory and practice to become a better film maker

Dominic Lees is a filmmaker and PhD student in the Department of Film, Theatre & Television. Although already highly experienced in film practice, Dominic's knowledge and skills have been greatly enhanced by the Department's approaches to film and theatre.

Professor Lúcia Nagib: the intermedial approach to exploring Brazilian cinema

Lúcia Nagib's research project, Intermidia, aims to provide a deeper and more meaningful understanding of how Brazilian cinema is perceived in the wider world. It is co-funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council in the UK and the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) of Brazil.

Teresa Murjas: Commonality through conflict: Dissecting Displacement in World War 2

Inspired by her own family's history with displacement as a result of conflict, Dr Teresa Murjas works with the Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) and the British Museum to use objects and archival materials to tell meaningful stories through performance.

amy mary jones: real-world experience in the fast-paced world of post-production

Amy Mary Jones had the opportunity to experience the world of Molinare TV & Film Ltd, the UK's leading supplier of post-production for episodic drama, feature film and factual productions.

anne latto: graduate gran celebrates her fifth reading degree

Anne Latto celebrates her PhD in Storytelling from the Department of Film, Theatre and Television, 36 years after she first studied at Reading as an undergraduate in 1981.

terry o'donovan: reading alumni shares his expertise with current students

University of Reading alumni Terry O'Donovan is passionate about helping current students get a head start in the film and theatre industry.

innovative collaborations

Students and staff from the School of Arts and Communication Design took over Tate Exchange at Tate Modern in January 2018 to deliver a week of free workshops and activities.

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  • Beyond the Silence : Year 2 film directed by Rhonda Cowell

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