Taught course

Creative Enterprise: Film Pathway

University of Reading · Department of Film, Theatre and Television

Entry requirements

You are normally required to have a good first or second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) with evidence of your commitment to film study and/or film practice.

Months of entry


Course content

Film, theatre and television are crucial in shaping the way we understand our place in the world. At Reading, we chart the development of these three major cultural forms from the early twentieth century into the digital age. We provide you with the opportunity to look at current critical debates in all three disciplines related to cutting-edge research in the Department. You will specialise in an area of academic enquiry that interests you or develop your own area of practice through research. Make use of our £11.4 million purposebuilt, state-of-the-art facilities which include a cinema, three theatres, a suite of cutting rooms, specialist sound editing and recording facilities, and a fully equipped studio for film and television production. Teaching is undertaken by leaders in their fields, with strong links to industry and practitioners. You will also receive oneto- one supervision on your dissertation/ practice as research project. We will equip you with key analytical and interpretative skills, practical expertise in film, theatre and television production, and a wide range of transferable skills. The University of Reading has one of the best subject libraries in the country and our ideal location means that we can run regular theatre trips to London (25 minutes by train) which are integral to a number of the taught modules.
This is the ideal programme for those with the ambition to pursue a career in the fast-growing creative sector. It combines leading academic expertise from the School of Arts and Communication Design, Henley Business School and School of Law. Students taking the MA Creative Enterprise develop the skills and knowledge they need to progress in entrepreneurial careers, either pursuing start-up opportunities on their own or taking leading managerial roles in creative firms.
• Combines modules in management and intellectual property, as well as in film
• Maximises opportunities to work in the film industry
• Students can develop as filmmakers, producers, programmers or researchers
• Taught by a team of renowned specialists
• Suitable for students with both theoretical and practical profiles
Our graduates report that the skills they acquired at Reading, including subject expertise, critical thinking, writing well, and reading closely and with advanced understanding, have all helped support their careers.

Information for international students

IELTS: 7.0 overall with no element less than 6.0 (or equivalent)

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Professor Lúcia Nagib