Jill Greenhalgh has recieved a Certificate of Extraordinary Achievement’

21 July 2014

Jill Greenhalgh received a Certificate of Extraordinary Achievementas nominee & finalist of the Gilder/Coigney International Award from the League of Professional Theatre Women in New York.

Please Switch on your Mobile Phones

19 June 2014

A Unique Performance Experiment presented at the Emily Davies Studio by the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, Aberystwyth University on 27 June 2014 at 7pm, entry free.

PhD Scholarship Competition, Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies – Deadline Monday 30th June 2014

06 June 2014

The Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies at Aberystwyth University is pleased to offer a full PhD scholarship to an outstanding applicant whose doctoral research topic complements our department’s research strengths in theatre, performance, film, television or media studies.  

AHRC South, West & Wales Doctoral Training Partnership

01 January 2014

Aberystwyth University has achieved a significant kite mark in postgraduate research and training this autumn. It has become a partner in the South, West and Wales Consortium (SWW), along with seven other universities – Bath, Bath Spa, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Reading and Southampton.

Decolonising the Academy / Reanimating Collaboration

21 May 2014

In the current conjunction, intellectual activity is increasingly circumscribed, instrumentalised and depoliticised. This one-day symposium explores how models of collaboration, exemplified in the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies (CCCS) from 1964 to 2002 and evident in creative practices such as devised performance and in the project of decolonizing the academy, might be reanimated and repoliticised. 

The Uprising by Peter Snowdon

20 March 2014

The Uprising by Peter Snowdon (2013, 79 mins)

 2 April, 5.30pm, Drwm, National Library of Wales

 Visiting scholar Peter Snowdon presents a screening of his recent film.

 The Uprising shows us the Arab revolutions from the inside. It is a multi-camera, first-person account of that fragile, irreplaceable moment when life ceases to be a prison, and everything becomes possible again.

Colin Thomas: Guest Lecture and Workshop

20 March 2014

This is a great opportunity to learn at the feet of one of Wales’ most significant historical and televisual voices of the last four decades. Colin Thomas will come to the department to conduct two sessions: 24-25th March 2014


20 March 2014

 A special weekend of music from the silent movie era with Neil Brand 28 – 30 March 2014

Alfred Hitchcock’s Blackmail

20 March 2014

There will be a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s silent classic Blackmail on Saturday 29 March accompanied by Brand’s critically acclaimed new orchestral score, performed live by a full symphony orchestra.

Exchange to Hong Kong to study Film and TV

20 February 2014

An article published today by the British Council in Hong Kong identifies the Special Administrative Region as a huge growth area for Film, Television and Media with nearly 5% of GDP being provided by the Creative Industries. In the last four years a number of TFTS students have taken advantage of the exchange arrangement with Hong Kong Baptist University, the top university in Hong Kong for Film and Media production, and studied there for a semester. 

Revisiting the Memory of Cliff McLucas

20 February 2014

You are invited to a one day conference in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, Aberystwyth University on the 28th February 2014.  The conference will discuss key periods of the life and work of the artist and theatre designer Cliff McLucas.  

DCDS PhD Studentships – Deadline 1st March 2014

01 January 2014

The Aberystwyth University doctoral (PhD) scholarship (DCDS) scheme offers a package of research, training and career development for full-time PhD students. These awards are tailored to enable students to develop the necessary skills required to meet their career choices and offer a breadth of development opportunities to enhance their research, teaching and transferable skills.

Newspapers, War and Society

01 January 2014

Fifth Aberystwyth Media History Conference

29 April-1 May 2014 at Gregynog Hall, Wales, UK.

This conference explores the relationship between newspapers and society during times of war. It is held at the historic University of Wales conference centre Gregynog Hall, near Newtown, Powys, Wales, and is jointly organised by the Centre for Media History, Aberystwyth University, and the journal Media History, with the financial support of the Leverhulme Trust.

Spirit Of Living 13

01 January 2014

Two TFTS students selected to take part in a national event at the British Film Institute in London called 'Spirit of 13'

Research Aims to Better Understand Flood and Water Risks

01 January 2014

Aberystwyth University, in partnership with eight other UK universities, has been awarded a grant worth £1.5 million which will help communities, individuals and policy-makers better understand water issues such as flood risk, drought risk, access to water, supply and waste system security in a creative way.

Read more.

CFP: Conference: Cult Cinema and Technological Change

01 January 2014

An AHRC Global Cult Cinema in the Age of Convergence Network Conference
Aberystwyth University, UK, Tuesday 15th – Wednesday 16th April 2014
Deadline extended to 20th January 2013

Camera-less Film Workshops and Present Live Audiovisual Performances

03 December 2013

Between 5-8th December  Visiting Artists Sally Golding and James Holcombe run camera-less film workshops and present live audiovisual performances

Call for Papers: Creative Industries Postgraduate Conference Wales

22 August 2013

15 Tachwedd / November 2013 at Aberystwyth University

REF 2014 - TFTS

19 December 2014

REF 2014: Aberystwyth University TFTS department ranked 6th in UK in research power ratings

Wales Arts Review covers Adventures in the Skin Trade

17 October 2014

Gary Raymond, writing for the Wales Arts Review, covers Lucy Gough's adaptation of Adventures in the Skin Trade.

Iesu by Aled Jones Williams

28 November 2014

After 9/11; after the Iraq war; after economic collapse; after Occupy; after Anonymous; after the Arab Spring. An alternative economy: the economy of the heart. The Republic of Mama is coming. Prepare the way.

Foundry Studio: 3 - 5/12/2014 - 19:00  |  6/12/2014 - 14:00


Penda’s Fen: a lasting vision of heresy and pastoral horror

24 November 2014

Following in the footsteps of The Wicker Man, David Rudkin (A TFTS Honorary Professor)'s 1974 TV play Penda's Fen offers a powerful portrait of adolescence and religious anguish in rural England


Project: Untitled Projects, SLOPE

19 November 2014

SLOPE by Pamela Carter, Directed by Stewart Laing, in collaboration with Mike Brookes: Citizens Theatre*, Glasgow: 12-22 Nov 2014

TFTS Student Competes at Hawaiian Triathlon

06 November 2014

TFTS Student Competes at Hawaiian Triathlon 

Arts Technologies: Show, Tell, Fund! 6th November

06 November 2014

Arts Tech Show & Tell

RGJ Studio, Parry-Williams Building: Thursday, 6 November 2014 from 17:30 to 20:30



AHRC South, West & Wales Doctoral Training Partnership Scholarships 2015

31 October 2014

AHRC South, West & Wales Doctoral Training Partnership Scholarships 2015 & PhD study in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, Aberystwyth University Deadline for Expression of interest: Monday 10th November 2014

Aber Does Dragon's Den 7th November

15 October 2014

On Friday 24th October, staff and students from TFTS will record a mock version of the popular BBC programme Dragon’s Den as part of a collaboration with the university’s School of Business and Management.


Get up close & personal with award-winning writers

31 October 2014

Gladstone's Library will again be holding its winter micro-festival Hearth on Saturday, November 1st and Sunday, November 2nd.

Hannah Pullen in Response Time, National Museum Cardiff

28 October 2014

Hannah Pullen, a first year student of the Department is performing in Response Time in the National Museum Cardiff Thursday 30th October.


The Trial

20 October 2014

Our very own Simon Banham has recently designed the World Premiere of Philip Glass' opera 'The Trial' which is showing in the Arts Centre on the 28th October

Money for Nothing

21 October 2014

Free Workshop that aims to show you how to protect & make money from your ideas.

What will you do next? ILLCA Careers Event

21 October 2014

The Institute of Language, Literature and the Creative Arts have organised 2 sessions that aim to help you with whatever you want to do after university.

Welcome Ellen & Barney

21 September 2014

Graduate Trainee Technical Assistants. Recent TFTS graduates Ellen Dingstad (BA in Film & Television Studies: 2014) and Barney Smith (BA in Drama & Theatre Studies: 2014) will work as part of the TFTS and ILLCA technical teams for the forthcoming academic year.  Welcome to the team Ellen and Barney.