In Memory

29 November 2016

A performance by students on the BA Drama and Theatre Studies (Welsh Medium) degree scheme, Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, Aberystwyth University. 

Alistair McDowall with TFTS

08 November 2016

On 2 November 2016, the department was delighted to welcome a visit and contributions from Alistair McDowall, the most acclaimed British dramatist of his generation.

Reflecting on the design and construction of TAAT’s HALL04

28 September 2016

In early September, five students from the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies travelled to Berlin to take part in an exciting collaborative art project. Called HALL04, the project was conceived and led by Dutch-Belgian collective TAAT (Theatre as Architecture, Architecture as Theatre) and explored how architecture and theatre might serve to bring people together. 

TFTS Students at Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival

28 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 Students contribute to TAAT

27 September 2016

Five students from the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies at Aberystwyth University were in Berlin for a week (5-11 September) taking part in an international, cutting-edge theatrical project.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre presents a new community play – Mr Mayhew’s London

26 September 2016

Emertus Professor Tom O'Malley and Richard Hogger produce gripping new writing based on the life of Henry Mayhew.

The human life that’s here: A Symposium investigating Quarantine’s Quartet

15 September 2016

Quarantine’s Quartet was a major international performance event, staged at the Old Granada Studios, Manchester, on 26 March and 2 April 2016. It comprised four pieces of work – Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring – developed by the company over a two year period. This Symposium seeks to examine how the work functioned from a variety of perspectives, and to re-stage some of its essential questions:

National Student Satisfaction at TFTS

18 July 2016

Aberystwyth University’s Theatre, Film and Television Studies Department has been given an impressive overall satisfaction rating of 91% in the 2016 National Student Survey (NSS), significantly higher than the UK figure of 86%.

Live streamed: PhD researcher presents on history of Chapter Arts Centre

18 July 2016

Over the past three years, PhD student Kerrie Reading has been conducting research in collaboration with Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff, one of Europe’s largest arts complexes. The research has been funded by an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award and is supervised by Professor Heike Roms, Dr Gareth Llyr Evans and Professor emeritus Mike Pearson. 

TFTS Students work with TAAT

09 June 2016

2nd and 3rd year Drama, Theatre and Scenography students recently spent 2 days working with Gert-Jan Stam and Breg Horemans of TAAT (‘Theatre as Architecture Architecture as Theatre’) on the project HALL04

The Wrestling Symposium

15 June 2016

TFTS PhD Students Tom Alcott and Jamie Terrill have organised the first ever academic symposium on professional wrestling in the UK. The symposium will bring together a number of scholars from across the world from numerous different disciplines and fields of study to discuss and present their work on professional wrestling.

The Theatre and Films of Jez Butterworth

02 June 2016

Professor David Ian Rabey's latest monograph, The Theatre and Films of Jez Butterworth (Bloomsbury 2015), has been reviewed enthusiastically by New Theatre Quarterly:    


'he opens the door through which further philosophical enquiries into the work of one of this century's most dominant and enigmatic theatrical figures may emerge, and does a great service to current theatre scholarship'.

2016 Film and TV Awards

24 May 2016

The 3rd year Film and TV Awards ceremony took place on Friday, 20th May 2016 at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre cinema. There were over 20 awards on offer with nominees coming from all final year disciplines, including Multiplatform, Fiction Film, Documentary and Experimental Media, in both Welsh and English.

Howard Barker Symposium

31 January 2016

The department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies extends a warm invitation to our 2016 Howard Barker Symposium.


It will take place from Friday 27 – Sunday 29 May in the Parry-Williams Building.

TFTS Graduates Win Prestigious Award

31 January 2016

Recent TFTS graduates Jonathan Eve, Destina Bartley and Naomi Sleet have won a coveted RTS (Royal Television Society) Wales award for their final film, Tea Break Murder. At an event in Bridgend, the trio won the top prize in the Entertainment and Comedy category and will now go forward to represent Wales at the UK-wide RTS Awards.

Exhibition Matters

31 January 2016

Judit Bodor, doctoral researcher in the department, will be running a series of seminars at Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales in Cardiff on the 25th of February and the 3rd and 10th of March.

BFI: The TV plays of David Rudkin

18 November 2015

The television work of Departmental Honorary Professor David Rudkin is the subject of a unique retrospective season at BFI Southbank, involving a screening of six works over a month, and concluding with an interview with Michael Billington.