Sarah Jeans

Head of School, School of Film, Media and Performing Arts, UCA Farnham

Academic, School of Film Media and Performing Arts

As inaugural head of the School for Film, Media and Performing Arts, Sarah has led the development the school’s portfolio and introduced new subject areas, such as Acting and Performance, to the university. 

A graduate of the National Film and Television School, Sarah worked professionally producing and directing documentaries for BBC and CH4, including a series of award-winning documentaries with fellow NFTS graduate Molly Dineen.  

Since joining UCA in 2000 Sarah has led the development of educational and research partnerships in India (The National Institute of Design) and in the UK with the Open College of the Arts (a distance-learning organisation that is now part of UCA).

The school has become one of the largest growing subject areas in the university and in 2018 will open a new performing arts building at the Farnham campus.


External examination:

Southampton Solent (2004 – 2008)

University of Westminster (2008 – 2012)

University of Edinburgh (2012 – 2016)