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Acting, screenwriting and film courses

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Acting, screenwriting and film courses

Our acting, screenwriting and film courses develop your critical and practical skills in tandem, preparing you for careers in writing, performing, production and journalism. As well as traditional lectures, you'll learn through workshops, seminars, screenings and field trips.

Students benefit from the Department of Humanities' specialist film and performance facilities. Film courses use theatres with 4K digital projection and 35mm film projectors, and give students access to an extensive film library, as well as the BFI's SIFT database. Performance courses use the Performance Lab, a fully equipped theatre space, and Steelworks, a state-of-the-art recording studio.

We also offer masters-level courses in filmmaking and performance practice, and opportunities for doctoral research at the Humanities Research Centre. And whatever level you study at, you'll join a city-wide community of like-minded practitioners and enthusiasts, including student societies dedicated to film, theatre and comedy.

Sheffield Hallam University is amongst the top ten UK providers for Drama in the Guardian University Guide 2023 league table.