UCA appoints Ashraf Barhom as
Visiting Professor and Talent Mentor

The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) has appointed Hollywood and International actor, director and writer Ashraf Barhom as Visiting Professor for the School of Film, Media & Performing Arts.

03 Mar 2022

Professor Barhom is best known for his performances in blockbuster films and television series, including The Kingdom, Agora and The Tyrant. Now he’s stepping into a new role as an educator and researcher at UCA.

On joining the UCA community, he said:

“As someone who started out from humble beginnings, I am passionate about supporting the next generation of actors and performers to unlock their talent by attaining a deeper understanding of what motivates them. 

“As a student, I was fortunate enough to work with teachers who challenged me to interrogate my own work and who encouraged me to open my mind and soul to new ideas. I’m very excited about performing that role for others.

“Film has enormous power to affect our society, shape our ideas and principles. It can change minds, sometimes in subtle ways that nevertheless have the ability to recreate our world by the choices we take accordingly.”

As a Visiting Professor at UCA, Professor Barhom will provide masterclasses for students across the disciplines of Film and the Performing Arts. He added: “I hope to never stop learning and believe this appointment will create new encounters that enrich our collective understanding of acting, writing and directing.” 

UCA’s President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Bashir Makhoul, said:

“Our School of Film, Media & Performing Arts has a long history of championing new perspectives and pushing creative mediums beyond pre-conceived boundaries. Professor Barhom – whose work spans multiple disciplines – will bring unparalleled experience and insight to the UCA community.

“I am delighted by his appointment and am very much looking forward to welcoming him to the UK and introducing him to our student community.”

Ashraf Barhom