We offer a fascinating range of undergraduate and Honours courses in English Literature, Film, Theatre, and Media Studies. Our teaching staff are also experienced and innovative researchers who publish their research as books and journal articles. We host a dynamic community of students at MA and PhD levels.


Staff and postgraduate students are actively involved in a variety of research

English Literature

Experience literature in English from different cultures and different times. Learn to analyse and interpret stories, plays and poems. Develop your communication skills.

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  • English Literature

Film and Media Studies

Film and media are a huge part of our lives—they inform, entertain and influence us. Examine film and media as powerful means to tell our stories, share knowledge and communicate.

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  • Film
  • Media Studies


Step inside the world of theatre. From writing to lighting to stage fighting—learn how to tell stories through the art of live performance, and study the critical and historical dimensions of theatre.

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  • Theatre

Winner in our midst

Victoria lecturer and MA in Creative Writing graduate, Anna Smaill’s first novel The Chimes has won Best Novel at the prestigious World Fantasy Awards.

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  • Theatre Students Explore Historical Stigma Towards LGBTQ Relationships Through 350-Year-Old Chinese Comedy

    This May the students of Victoria University of Wellington’s THEA 323: Intercultural Performance Practices course will present Two Belles In Love: A Romance, adapted from a 350-year-old lesbian romantic comedy by Li Yu. The play explores societal stigma towards same-sex relationships in Imperial China, but the students are discovering it is still poignantly relevant to their experiences today.

  • Fairfax and NZME merger declined by Commerce Commission

    Congratulations to Victoria University Media Studies Lecturer and Chair of the Coalition for Better Broadcasting Dr Peter Thompson and the team who provided high level research and documentation to explain why the merger would be problematic in such a small media market as ours.

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