NSS 2017

09 August 2017

Published on Wednesday 9 August 2017, the annual poll of final-year undergraduates records student satisfaction for the Department’s Drama & Theatre Studies degree scheme at 94% and the Film & Television Studies degree scheme at 93%. 

Professor David Rabey speaks at ‘Child be Strange’

10 June 2017

On Saturday 10 June, Professor David Ian Rabey presented a paper at London South Bank's BFI theatre, as part of a symposium focussing on Penda's Fen.

MA Practice-Based Research Presentations

12 July 2017

The MA PMP Practice-based research MA project presentations will be held this Friday, 9 July, in RR1, 2, 3. The schedule is below. Please do come if you can!

The Tempest

31 March 2017

Second year TFTS students present a condensed 90-minute version of Shakespeare’s final tragicomic play, which explores issues of power, coercion and freedom.

The Seagull

30 March 2017

Chekhov’s curiously passionate tale of art, betrayal and avicide is presented in an extensively revised staging at the Castle Theatre by second-year students from Aberystwyth University’s Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, directed by Roger Owen.

Ghost in the Machine

31 March 2017

Ghost in the machine dances from an 18th century dissection to a conversation between a 21st century scientist and his red stiletto-shoed soul. All the time asking one question what is the soul?

ABSENCE, PRESENCE, EMBODIMENT 6-­8 April 2017

30 March 2017

In this three-­‐day symposium we reflect on the politics of disappearance, investigating how aesthetic practices of representing absence and materialising presence engage with the embodied experience of those facing the trauma of disappearance. How does artistic practice make manifest what happens when someone is missing, relating the responses of relatives to the event of disappearance, and exposing how those responsible are called to account.

Peter Eryl Lloyd and Dawn Harrison Departmental Visit

20 March 2017


Peter Eryl Lloyd (Series producer of the afternoon BBC1 Drama Doctors) and Dawn Harrison (writer for BBC1’s Doctors, ITV’s Emmerdale and CBBC’s The Dumping Ground CBBC) and much more will be in conversation.


Dialogues in Contemporary Theatre

31 October 2016

This semester the department are holding a series of ‘Dialogues in Contemporary Theatre’ featuring public conversations and showcase lectures.


All events are held in the Foundry Theatre, Parry-Williams Building. All welcome.

News Archive - 2017

Academy award winner Walter Murch Presents Apocalypse Now

12 March 2017

Triple Oscar-winning film editor and sound designer Walter Murch will be hosting a special screening of Apocalypse Now at Aberystwyth Arts Centre on Thursday 23 March 2017.

Aberystwyth students set for New York’s Tribeca Film Festival

14 March 2017

New York’s world famous Tribeca Film Festival will be the destination for two Film and Television students from Aberystwyth University in April 2017. Gary Evans and Monica Cossu will fly out to New York for a four day visit to the Festival, which runs from 19th to 30th April, after winning tickets in a departmental competition.

PPi: Professor Chris Balme Lecture & Seminar

20 February 2017

Professor Chris Balme will be visiting the Department as part of his Leverhulme Visiting Professorship, hosted by CSSD to give a Lecture in the Performance and Political international (PPi) Distinguished speaker series on Tuesday 14 March, 6.30—7.45, Interpol Main Hall

Golf Course War Machine

20 February 2017

Award-winning Aberystwyth Drama and Theatre Studies graduate Chris Harris (2014) is returning to Aber with Golf Course War Machine, produced by No Boundaries theatre / theatr dim ffiniau.

Film and Media Scholar to Visit TFTS

02 February 2017

The Department is pleased to announce that nationally renowned actor Richard Lynch will be holding a Workshop on Saturday the 4th of March. 

Aberystwyth University students set for Japan visit

02 February 2017

Historic links between Aberystwyth and the Japanese town of Yosano will be strengthened this week as students from Aberystwyth University embark on an eleven-day visit.

Film and Media Scholar to Visit TFTS

23 January 2017

We are very pleased that Dr. Angela Piccini (Reader in Screen Media at the University of Bristol) will be visiting the department on Wednesday 1st February 2017 to lead a research seminar entitled ‘Media Archaeology and the Mega-event City’.

TFTS Students at Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival

29 September 2016

Last week (21-23 September), four students from the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies at Aberystwyth University represented the university as delegates at the 22nd Encounters International Short Film and Animation Festival at Bristol’s Watershed centre.

TFTS prepares for 48-hour Film Festival

26 January 2017

Can you make a film in 48 hours?