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BA (Hons) Film & Screen Arts

Our stimulating degree courses are delivered by our team of academics, technical demonstrators and invited experts who together deliver excellence in teaching. You’ll learn from real industry professionals, to ensure your future success in the fast-paced creative industries.

Neil Rose, Sound Arts Lecturer, wears a long sleeve black sweatshirt and glasses as he smiles whilst working on the sound mixing desks on a table in front of him
Neil Rose
Senior Lecturer and Course Leader
Neil Rose is a sound designer and academic who specialises in electroacoustic/acousmatic music, live performance, film, animation and design. He studied sonic arts at Middlesex University, and lectures in Film & Screen Arts here at the university. Neil undertakes frequent collaborations with film and performance/live artists as well as being a successful recording artist, publishing on One C, Café Concrete and Prima Rosa records, and has had work internationally distributed and reviewed by The Wire magazine. Specialising in sound, Neil also has a wealth of experience in post production, visual effects and film editing. His deep technical knowledge of the industry, from conception right the way through to the output of films, makes him a fantastic addition to the Film & Screen Arts courses. Selected professional practice works: 2022: “On the tip of my tongue” Ella Mills (Talking on corners) & Lorna Rose, composition and 19.1 sound design for film by artist Lauren Craig, consultation on production of glass ‘bells’ and metal tongue drums. Sound editing and composition for audio walks.Film and live performance 14th February 2023 @ Plymouth Immersive Dome, Market Hall, Devonport. Audio walk released Feb 2023 2019: “For me, for her, for you”Sound record all material, sound design and composer - seven episode podcast, Collaboration with LOW PROFILE (Hannah Rose & Rachel Dobbs) commissioned by National Trust. 2018: “Mothers Bones” Sound Design, Location Sound Record, Foley - Film, DIR: Abigail Reynolds. Screened at: Plymouth College of Art, Royal College of Art, Inland Festival, Kestle Barton, Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, The Belgrade New Media Festival and as part of Groundwork inaugural events. 2017: “More than a Pony Show” Live sound record in various locations around Plymouth, final mix and master, Film, DIR: Matt Stokes, Commissioned as part of We The People Are The Work. Installed as 5 channel video piece at MIRROR, Arts University Plymouth 2014: “The Hall”Location sound record, final mix and master, Film, DIR: Melanie Manchot. Commissioned by The River Tamar Project (The Atlantic Project) 2012: “Sensing Obscurity I, II & III” Location Sound record, Sound Design, Mix and Master - Film, DIR: Erika Tan Commissioned as part of Sinopticon.
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Dr Neal Kirk
Neal Kirk received his PhD in English Literature from Lancaster University. He received his MSc in Literature and Society 1688-1900 from the University of Edinburgh. He double-majored in English Literature and Mass Communications for his BA at the University of Denver. Neal’s work is included in the collections, Digital Horror: Haunted Technologies, Network Panic and the Found Footage Phenomenon (Aldana-Reyes and Blake, 2016) and Gothic and Death (Carol Margaret Davison, 2016) and the forthcoming Gothic and the Arts (Punter). Neal has taught Sociology, Media and Cultural studies, and English Literature and continues to explore digital media, digital culture and digital art forms. Neal works as a Lecturer on our BA (Hons) Film & Screen Arts course where he teaches Materials and Methods, Negotiated Project, Research and Experimentation and advises on Honours Dissertations. With over 20 years of experience working professionally in the radio, television, film and new media industries, including working second unit on the series Breaking Bad, Neal has a well-established practice in Film and Screen Arts.
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Dominic Deane
Dominic Deane is a media and sound artist with over 15 years of practical and academic experience working both in the education and multimedia industry. He graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2005 with an MSc in Creative Technology and since worked for several media companies in the Yorkshire area mostly notably, DS Emotion and Label Media. He as previously taught degree and master courses at the University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett University and Spirit Studios in Manchester. He is also currently a final year PhD student at the University of Manchester, where he began work on a thesis about DIY and independent music making in West Yorkshire post-2000. He also wrote his first research article about DIY music making in Devon for the Punk and Post Punk Journal (Volume 7, Number 3, October 2018) He also contributed an article about Yorkshire based noise artists ‘Nurturing the Noise’ for the Riffs Journal (Volume 3, Issue 1, April 2019) and has also presented conference papers on DIY and independent music making in Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, and Portugal. In addition to his academic pursuits, he is a musician, multi-instrumentalist and sound ecologist who has been recording, performing and touring around the world for over the last 15 years. He also continues to perform in several bands and previously promoted gigs and ran a DIY label in the Leeds and Bradford area. His professional work has been featured on the BBC, Channel 4, E4, The Guardian, The Independent, and Electronic Sounds magazine. While his film credits include the Leeds International film festival, Darkrooms film festival in London and collaborating with members of the New York filmmakers coop group.
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Dajain Daley
Technical Demonstrator
Dajain has been a practicing freelancer for four years, working with both artists and companies, making short films and corporate videos. He takes an interdisciplinary approach to moving image, taking inspiration and techniques from glass-blowing to performance arts, finding a way to work their ideas into his practice in order to broaden an audiences horizons.
Russell Cleave, Sound Arts Lecturer, wears a black and grey raglan tshirt and wool hat whilst adjusting sound mixing desks in front of him.
Russell Cleave
Technical Demonstrator
Russell “Rusty” Cleave is a light and sound practitioner, having been a collaborative writer and cinematographer on award winning short film Je ne suis pas Charlie, screened by the BFI as the winner of the Audience Special Award for Filmmaking at NAHEMI Eat Our Shorts, and was also screened at the 'Conflict and Culture' conference in Luton. He has also directed numerous music videos premiered in mainstream and independent music publications, Kerrang, Metal Hammer, The Independent, The Guardian and Vevo. Rusty is a published academic researcher with the paper A Spirit in Place (2018) in collaboration with Tilly Craig. Watch the film here. Rusty is a multi instrumentalist who has written and recorded music with bands such as Brotherhood of the Lake, Helpless and Death Parish, releasing music on various record labels both digitally and physically (Thirty Days of Night Records/ Atticus Black, Holy Roar, Virgin Records). As a part of touring bands he has gained a wealth of experience in live performance across the UK and Europe, performing at a number of mainstream music festivals from Download in the UK to various European and UK punk and noise fests. In addition to working as a recording artist, Rusty is currently involved in composing music commercially for film and television. Throughout his career in music and film he has developed a depth of knowledge as a recording engineer, recording and producing personal and client work from his home studio.