Explore the role of performance in our world and expand your theatre-making practice.
Join the Department of Film, Theatre & Television, where you’ll have the opportunity to explore a range of roles and practices as part of your studies and hone your creative skills as a writer, director, designer, technician or performer. You’ll also have the chance to undertake industry placements, professional collaborations and study abroad opportunities, developing your practice in a range of contexts.
Turn your creative expression into a professional practice
Our courses will equip you with the relevant tools to express your creativity in performance, as you deepen your understanding of theatre’s relationship with wider social, political, cultural and ecological contexts and practices.
Our programmes combine practical learning with critical exploration of the histories, practices and frameworks that inform contemporary performance. This approach builds your range of creative, academic and technical skills that will prove invaluable throughout the degree and beyond.
A purpose-built learning facility
The Department is based in the purpose-built, industry-standard Minghella Studios, a collection of bright, open and flexible spaces, including three versatile theatre halls, all licensed for public performance. Our studios are situated on the University of Reading’s green Whiteknights campus, a leader in sustainable practice across the higher education sector.
Our department proudly subscribes to the industry-leading BAFTA Albert scheme, which supports film-and-television makers in their efforts to work sustainably and to limit their environmental impact.