Teaching

“KNOWLEDGE COMES BY TAKING THINGS APART: ANALYSIS. BUT WISDOM COMES BY PUTTING THINGS TOGETHER.”

“PRAXIS IS THE PROCESS BY WHICH A THEORY, LESSON, OR SKILL IS ENACTED, PRACTICED, EMBODIED, OR REALISED.”

I believe that being a contemporary media student should be about getting involved in the active production of culture, communities and debates. I encourage my students to take risks in their work, to explore alternative ways of thinking and making, to connect what they do to the real world and to see media and storytelling practice as way to help shape the discourses and debates that prevail in our societies.

I am currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Media at Manchester School of Art.

I have previously taught across theory and practice at Coventry School of Art and Design on the Digital Media and Culture MA and the Media Production BA . During my time at Coventry I also developed an innovative BA degree in Digital Media.

In the past I have also been involved with online mentoring on the Raindance Postgraduate Degree in Film, accredited by Staffordshire University, as well as being an invited lecturer to the Global Media and Communication Programme at the Centre for Cultural Policy Studies, Warwick University. I have also lectured at Zhejiang University of Media and Communications in China, the University of Ibadan in Nigeria and Stellenbosch University in South Africa as well as being involved in learning projects for BBC Blast and a number of schools of in the West Midlands region.

Here’s a look at some of the film and video work my students have been involved in over the years…

Modules I have written include:

Creative Digital Media: Context and Practice, Digital Storytelling, Media Design, Creative Hack Lab, Digital Arts, Digital Marketing and Advertising, Creative Activism, Cinematography, Research and Development in Digital Media, Final Digital Media Research Project and Digital Portfolio.

I have also taught on the following modules:

Undergraduate Courses: Curriculum Design and Teaching on… 

Research and Development, Final Media Projects/Dissertations, Film and Cinematography, Developing Narrative/Scriptwriting, Professional Portfolio, Professional Experience, Key Concepts in Media and Communication, Analysing Media and Communication, Web TV and International Projects.

Postgraduate Modules: Curriculum Design and Teaching on…

Information Societies, Open and Social Media, Digital Media and Culture and Dissertation Support