Research opportunities in creative industries and technologies

  Department of Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media (TFTI)

About the Programme

Our School of Arts and Creative Technologies offers innovative research degrees, teaching from industry professionals and a vibrant creative community.

Our programmes

We offer the following research degree programmes:

Why us?

  • We are a creative, interdisciplinary community of world-leading researchers and creative industry professionals.
  • We have a wide range of industry connections and regularly host distinguished visiting speakers and masterclasses.
  • You'll have access to industry-standard performance, production and postproduction facilities.
  • We work with Screen Yorkshire and the British Film Institute to support and grow screen industries in Yorkshire and Humber.
  • You'll have access to research and training opportunities.
  • We are part of the White Rose College of Arts and Humanities, a collaborative initiative between the Universities of York, Leeds and Sheffield which also offers postgraduate support and training.

Research areas

Our research is focused around theatre, film, television and interactive media. We encourage applications on the following topics:

  • Playwriting
  • Acting for Theatre 
  • Directing for Theatre
  • Film and Television
  • Sound Design
  • Interactive Media
  • National and Transnational Film and Television
  • The History of Film- and Television-Related Technology
  • Film and Television Production Studies
  • Creative Industries Institutions and Policy
  • Screenwriting


Check that your research interests align with the expertise of one of our staff. Once you've identified a potential supervisor, please contact them before applying to discuss your application and potential research areas.

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Funding for research degrees

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. It is available to citizens of a number of European countries (including the UK). In most cases this will include all EU nationals. However full funding may not be available to all applicants and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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