Taught course

Creative Enterprise: Film Pathway

University of Reading · Department of Film, Theatre and Television

Entry requirements

Normally a good undergraduate honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent from a university outside the UK. You’ll need to show evidence of your commitment to film or television study and/or practice, or theatre study and/or practice, depending on your pathway of choice.

As part of the application process for this programme, you will be required to attend an interview.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MA Creative Enterprise: Film allows you to combine your passion for the arts with studies in law, management and entrepreneurship.

On the film pathway, you’ll learn filmmaking skills, explore debates about style and meaning, and develop your understanding of industry trends and practices.

This MA programme is a collaboration, taught by three world-renowned schools at the University of Reading – the School of Arts and Communication Design, Henley Business School and the School of Law. You will be based in the department of Film, Theatre and Television, situated at the heart of the University’s Whiteknights campus.

Reading is one of the fastest-developing film hubs in the UK, with the construction of a major film studio just a few miles from our campus on the university’s Thames Valley Science Park. Reading is also only 25 minutes from London Paddington by train, meaning students can join regular theatre, cinema and film festival trips.

The film pathway is ideal for those looking to develop a career as a filmmaker, creative producer, film programmer, or in the creative industries more generally. From the start of your studies you will engage with key critical ideas about film and television, while modules on entrepreneurship and management prepare you for professional work in this dynamic and creative field. To complete your studies, you will either write a dissertation or produce a short film.

The facilities and culture at our Minghella Studios are ideally suited to the MA Creative Enterprise; here you will be encouraged to collaborate, explore and experiment. You will learn from prestigious scholars as well as experienced industry professionals.

As a Creative Enterprise student, you will also benefit from working alongside students in Business and Law, opening up even more opportunities for you to build connections, and to enrich your understanding of the creative industries.

For more information, please visit the Film, Theatre & Television Department website.

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in each section.

Fees and funding

UK students
£10,500 per year (full-time)
International students
£21,350 per year (full-time)
Tuition fee information

The fees listed are for full-time study, unless otherwise stated. Fee information will be confirmed in offer letters sent out to successful applicants. You can find further information, including information for part-time study, through our dedicated fees and funding page.

EU student fees

With effect from 1 August 2021, new EU students will pay international tuition fees. For exceptions, please read the UK government’s guidance for EU students.

Additional costs

Some courses will require additional payments for field trips and extra resources. You will also need to budget for your accommodation and living costs. See our information on living costs for more details.

Financial support for your studies

You may be eligible for a scholarship or bursary to help pay for your study. Students from the UK may also be eligible for a student loan to help cover these costs. See our fees and funding information for more information on what's available.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Global Recruitment Team