BA Contemporary Media Practice course team

Peter Dukes

Peter Dukes

Peter Dukes is the Course Leader, with teaching and research interests across moving image and interactive media, both practice and theory. He studied Fine Art at Central St Martins and the Royal College of Art, and his practice encompasses gallery and web-delivered moving image and interactive media art. His current interests are in investigating new forms of interactive documentary, and also the potential of mobile and location-aware media. He has previously taught at several other universities and art colleges, most recently at the University of Hertfordshire, where he was Programme Leader for BA Digital and Lens Media.

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Rosie Thomas

Rosie Thomas

Rosie Thomas trained as a social anthropologist with a specialism in South Asian studies. Her early research on Bombay popular cinema (now Bollywood) has been influential and widely published in film theory journals and books. One area of her research expertise is in pre-1985 popular Indian cinema. She also has research and teaching interests in documentary, both practical and theoretical. She has been an independent television producer since 1990 and has produced more than thirty television programmes for C4 in two main subject areas: (i) south asian culture and politics; (ii) health/mental health. She supervises MA and PhD students in documentary theory and practice.

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Adam Hodgkins

Adam Hodgkins

Adam Hodgkins has worked extensively in cinema programming and film festivals. He studied English Literature and Film and Television Studies at the University College of St Mark and St John, Plymouth, received a Masters degree in Cinema and Television from Birbeck College/British Film Institute. As well as teaching on the MA in Film and Television he teaches on the BA in Contemporary Media Practice and BA Commercial Music. He has also taught at Goldsmiths College, London South Bank University, Wimbledon School of Art, University College Cardiff and elsewhere. His research interests include avant-garde and independent film, cinema distribution and exhibition, music video, masculinity.

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Raine Smith

Raine Smith

Raine Smith teaches photography on the course, and is the first year coordinator. Since finishing a BA honours in Fine Art at Middlesex University in 96 Raine has been exhibiting widely in the uk as a practicing Artist, and he has close ties with Camden Arts Centre, often showing and carrying out educational projects for the Gallery. Raine has regularly taught at Middlesex University, Chelsea School of Art and Central St Martins. 2006 saw the completion of a major collaboration with the composer Graham Treacher at the Royal Albert Hall. Raine first studied photography in 1986 and since that time has worked as a practicing Photographer.

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Andy Powell

Andy Powell teaches film production practice to all three years of CMP. He has an extensive background in independent production in a variety of roles including Executive Producer, Assistant Director, Script Reader, Post Production Supervisor. He contributed to many award-winning productions and collaborated with a wide range of creative individuals. Andy worked for many years for the British Film Institute Production Board, and then as a freelance production consultant before joining CMP. He has also taught at the National Film School, the London Film School and elsewhere.

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Graham Evans

Graham Evans

Graham Evans teaches photography on the degree course in Contemporary Media Practice at the University of Westminster, bringing considerable experience in photographic, film and video production and curatorship of exhibitions to the multidisciplinary course in media production and theory.

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Jini Rawlings

Jini Rawlings

Jini Rawlings is senior lecturer in video production working with all three years of the undergraduate programme in Contemporary Media Practice. She has had many years experience in video as part of the independent grant-aided sector and was co-founder and chair of Reel Women, a networking organisation for women in film Video and TV. She is currently working with video installation and sculpture and exploring Broken Narratives. Jini works with both document and affect, using often-archival sources to reconfigure our relationship to history and memory in order to create stories of dislocation and to dislocate stories.

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Dr Tom Corby

Dr Tom Corby

Dr. Tom Corby studied Fine Art at Middlesex University (1987) and completed his PhD at Chelsea College of Art & Design in 2001. On CMP he co-ordinates the Web and Interactive pathway and is responsible for delivering both theory and practical modules. A practising artist, Tom's work is regularly exhibited and has won a number of international awards. Projects can be seen at www.reconnoitre.net. He is also working on a book on Internet art for Swets and Zeitlinger.

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Steve Brookes

Steve Brooks

Steve Brookes teaches screenwriting-based modules on CMP, tutors on the university's MA in Screenwriting and Production, and also runs workshops at the London Film School and the Ecole Superieur des Beaux Arts Cinema School in Geneva. He has a background in film development, having worked at the British Film Institute's production wing for nearly ten years and acted as an executive producer on over a hundred shorts and many low budget features. He currently works as a freelance script consultant for a variety of organisations, including the Northern Ireland Film and Television Commission in Belfast and has trained as a script mentor with the Berlin based European film development specialists, Sources 2. He has written a number of feature scripts, and is currently involved in a British-Indian project with Paris-based producers, The Wandering Film Company.

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Chris Christodoulou

Chris Christodoulou

Chris Christodoulou teaches theory modules on CMP. His teaching and research interests include popular music, film, postmodernism, cyberculture, and he is currently writing on the aesthetics of risk, pathology and the accident in the mass media. He received his honours degree in Media and Communications Studies and MA in Cultural Studies at the University of East London (1996-2000), and is in the process of completing his PhD thesis, entitled Renegade Hardware: speed, science fiction and futurism in drum 'n' bass at London South Bank University. Chris has also composed a number of soundtracks for installations and short films, including the award-winning Purgatory (dir: Chi Yu 2002). He also contributes to the Film and Television Production subject area.

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