Mattie Stainton Cure the Climate project 2022 in the Roland Levinsky Building Immersive Media Lab. Image credit: Ryan Cheetham Fotonow CIC

Mattie Stainton Cure the Climate project 2022 in the Roland Levinsky Building Immersive Media Lab. Image credit: Ryan Cheetham Fotonow CIC

Our strong industry links with organisations such as the BBC, ITV and Royal Television Society, as well as regional arts and community groups, give you the opportunity to work on real life creative collaborations
Discover more about our industry partners:

Twofour Productions

One of the UK’s leading broadcast television companies and based in Plymouth, Twofour sponsor an annual graduate prize for Media Arts as well as contributing to teaching. They are one of our regular graduate employers.  

BBC South West

Media Arts works with the BBC in relation to placements, mentoring, course development and much more. 


A community photography organisation, Fotonow, provides boot-camps, visiting talks and media arts opportunities. Community engagement is an important element of media practice and this established organisation is one of the leaders in the South West.


Effervescent is a collective of artists, creatives, qualified youth workers and marketeers who help socially minded organisations of all kinds to collaborate with children and young people. We've worked with Effervescent on projects such as Lonely Not Alone giving our students an insight into how you can use media skills to make a positive difference to society.

The Creative Engagement Group (TCEG)

TCEG's digital and film divisions (previously known as The Moment) create and deliver film, video, digital and immersive solutions from their UK and USA offices, one of which is located in Plymouth. We are lucky to have them as one of our partners from the media industry providing support that includes awards for our outstanding students.

Associate lecturers

  • Allister Gall (Imperfect Cinema, participatory video)
  • Amanda Bluglass (Award winning documentary marker)
  • Andrew James (Independent film maker)
  • Caroline Mawdsley (Curator of programmes, Plymouth Arts Centre)
  • Chris Rodrigues (Film theorist, independent film)
  • Christian Gale (Community radio, DJ)
  • Danny Cooke (Award winning documentary marker)
  • David Strang (International sound artist)
  • Emma Whittaker (Locative digital narratives)
  • Hannah Vincent (Producer Pangaea TV, Head of Content at
  • Mark James (Freelance curator, Director at Library of Independent Exchange)
  • Stuart Moore (Award winning moving image producer, Sundog Media)
  • Tim Mills (Community photographer, photographic book works)
  • Tony Hill (Award winning experimental film maker, camera rig specialist)

Cure The Climate

Featuring interactive workshops, exhibition pieces and a range of multimedia works the event by second year creative media students aimed to help spread awareness of issues relating to our planet such as climate change and ocean pollution. Students worked with Plymouth based Community Interest Company Fotonow to develop participatory work for a diverse audience.
Climate change is a serious issue we face and ocean pollution is something we hold very close to our hearts as residents of 'Britain’s Ocean City'. In recent years these issues have begun to feel overwhelming, so for our event we have decided to do things differently, to create a collection of work that shows climate change and ocean pollution in a new light so people can feel more positive about what they can do to make a difference.
Roland Levinsky Building Atrium 6 May 2022 14.00-17.00.
Benedict Wilson The Bottle 2022, Image credit: Ryan Cheetham Fotonow CIC
Benedict Wilson The Bottle 2022, Image credit: Ryan Cheetham Fotonow CIC

A Step In Time: Imperfect Cinema returns!

After a two-year hiatus, Imperfect Cinema returned for our inaugural ‘Home of Movies’ micro-cinema event A Step in Time! Many joined us for an evening of film and fun in the atmospheric surroundings of The Old Morgue Cafe.
The event featured bespoke programmes of short films made by First Year BA (Hons) Creative Media students in response to our Home of Movies project, the long-awaited return of the Open Reel (bring your films on a memory stick – 3 minutes or less) and of course Imperfect Cinema news (there’s lots!). Bringing the evening to a close was a special screening of our 2014 film Tamar with a wonderful score by The Imperfect Cinema Orchestra (now Imperfect Orchestra). 
Old Morgue, Plymouth 13 May 2022.
A step in time, Old Morgue 2022 Image credit: Imperfect Cinema
A step in time, Old Morgue 2022, Image credit: Imperfect Cinema