Claire Barwell has led our BA (Hons) Film Production courses since 2004 and also leads the MA Documentary Practices and MA Filmmaking courses at UCA Farnham. Claire studied English at Oxford before starting work in theatre and film.
Claire was appointed Course Leader for Film Production in 2004. Prior to this she taught on the BA (Hons) Film and Video course at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design and at the North East Media Training Council and West Thames College.
Claire studied English at Somerville College Oxford before going on to make films for Channel 4 and working with Terence Davies and Patrick Keiller, amongst other independent filmmakers. She worked at the BBC, ITV, the London Filmmakers’ Co-op and the IFVA before winning a Winston Churchill scholarship to research women’s filmmaking in France and Canada.
Claire took an MA in Independent Film and Video at the London College of Communication and then went on to gain an MA in Cultural Memory at the Institute of Romance Studies, University of London, publishing her thesis ‘Frozen Memories: Unthawing Scott of the Antarctic in Cultural Memory’ in the Journal of Visual Memory.
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