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Professor Felicity Colman

Professor of Film & Media Arts; Director of Research, Programmes, and Development


Professor Felicity Colman is a Creative Media Arts theorist. She is Professor of Film and Media Arts at Kingston School of Art She is also the Director of Research, Programmes and Development for the University. Felicity spent the first 15 years of her working life in the creative industries, working in fashion and textile design, and then in the art industry as a contemporary art curator. Trained as an Art Historian, Prof Colman is a specialist in screen media forms, creative philosophies, communication theory and feminist epistemologies. Prof. Colman is Vice-Chair of the COST [European Cooperation in Science and Technology] Network Grant Action IS1307 on New Materialism: Networking European Scholarship on 'How Matter Comes to Matter' [2014-2018] ; and Lead Investigator on the H2020 funded Ethics of Coding: A Report on the Algorithmic Condition

Prof. Colman is available to supervise students for MA and PhD research in both practice and theoretical research, in the areas of art, film, and media theory, philosophy. 

Areas of specialism

  • Visual Culture
  • Philosophy of Art and Film
  • Feminist New Materialism


  • 2002 PhD (Art History & Screen) University of Melbourne, Australia
  • 1996 MA (Visual Culture) Monash University
  • 1991 BA (Art History) University of Queensland
  • 1988 BA (Design) Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney 

Professional membership


·       European Research Council External Reviewer (for Horizon2020 projects 2015+)

·       AHRC (UK) Peer Review College (from 2009 +)

·       ATGENDER : The European Association for Gender Research, Education and Documentation network

·       ASC: International Association for Cultural Studies

·       BAFTSS : British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (UK)

·       MeCCSA. Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (UK)

·       NECS : European Network for Cinema and Media Studies

·       SCMS : The Society for Cinema and Media Studies (USA)


Books in progress include:

The Human Algorithmic Condition


The Materialist Screen

Current research includes work on:focuses on the models and methodologies for art and screen based analysis, in particular looking at technologically instigated moments of disruption, innovation, and change, which are central to understanding how creativity works, and what forms it manifests, in terms of cultural values, artistic practices, communication models, and industrial memory forms. 

Previous research includes work on specific models for art and moving image analysis. 



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