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
Experience literature in English from different cultures and different times. Learn to analyse and interpret stories, plays and poems. Develop your communication skills.Find out more
- 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.Find out more
- 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.Find out more
Kyan Krumdieck, writer and director of The Sisterhood, studied a BA at VUW from 2009-2012, triple majoring in English, Film and Philosophy. "The Sisterhood" is currently competing with nine other national finalists in TVNZ's New Blood Web Series Competition to get the most votes in the country and win $100,000 of production funding for the first season.
The term ‘Hip-Hopera’, meaning rap opera or hip-hop opera, has been around since the early 1990s, but made its real entry into popular culture with the success of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway hit, Hamilton. Here in Wellington, Victoria University of Wellington’s theatre students are exploring this genre for themselves, presenting a theatre production of Dylan Thomas’ 1953 play-for-voices Under Milk Wood as a ‘Hip-Hopera’, at Studio 77 this June.