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Film Making MA: Who teaches this course

About the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

FASS FacultyThis course is delivered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

As a student on this course, you will benefit from a lively study environment, thanks to the wide range of postgraduate courses on offer.

The Faculty provides a vibrant and forward-thinking environment for study with:

  • courses designed in collaboration with industry professionals – keeping you up to date with the latest developments;
  • established connections with the London arts and media scene – with a range of guest speakers, professors and lecturers visiting the University; and
  • committed and enthusiastic staff – many of whom are expert practitioners as well as leading academics and researchers.

The Faculty's combination of academics and practitioners makes it a unique environment in which to further your studies and your career.

Where is the Faculty based? Most students are based at the University's Penrhyn Road campus, with our music courses taught at the Kingston Hill campus.

Staff teaching on this course

Fiona Curran

Fiona Curran teaches The Sound System on the MA as well as supervising final dissertation projects. She was previously a sound designer with 21 years of experience in all areas of post-production across a wide variety of film genres and TV formats, and as such has worked for the BBC, HBO, C4 and Working Title amongst others.

She is also a poet, widely published in the UK and Eire. A specialist in sound design, with an interest in documentary and experimental forms, her own practice includes sonic art, poetry and film, ranging from sonic experiments such as 'The Classical Mash-Up' to interests in the tableaux and the face out of context in film, as illustrated by her recently completed installation film Clean.

Nelson Douglas

Nelson Douglas is a professional lens-based media artist, who teaches the cinematography module Visions of Light as well as supervising final dissertation projects. For the last 10 years, Nelson has produced a series of exhibitions and films working with community groups excluded from mainstream society by education language, culture and gender. Much of his work has been commissioned / exhibited by English Heritage, Arts Council of Great Britain and The National Trust.

Abbe Fletcher

Abbe Fletcher is a film maker who teaches Making Films, Reflecting Reality, The Film Script, Action Camera Light, and Experimental Film and Video, in addition to supervising final dissertation projects. Her current research interests include documentary film-making, experimental film and video, and editing practices. Abbe is a founder member of (Women's Independent Collective Films).

Shane O'Sullivan

Dr Shane O'Sullivan is a filmmaker who teaches Filmmaking 1, Filmmaking 2 and Film Writing, in addition to supervising final dissertation projects. His three feature documentaries to date explore contemporary political history and have been broadcast worldwide. Children of the Revolution was released in 30 cinemas across Japan in 2014. His research interests include documentary studies, video essays and film distribution.

Roy Perkins

Roy Perkins is an editor, film maker and writer who teaches across production and post production modules on the MA. He also supervises final dissertation projects. He is a graduate of the London Film School, and has worked as an editor and director in film and television production for companies including Thames TV, BBC TV, Central TV, Discovery and the Central Office of Information. He is co-author of British Film Editors: The Heart of the Movie (BFI 2004), and he continues to produce films through his own production company.

Visiting professor

Paul Andrew Williams is Visiting Professor and a film director described as one of Britain's rising stars. His first film, London to Brighton, won critical acclaim and his next feature, The Cottage, was previewed exclusively before an audience of Kingston students. Paul regularly visits film making classes to offer expert feedback on student projects and advice about how to make it in the industry.

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