Andrew Pearsall known as Andy Pearsall
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2018)
Masters in Graphic Communication (Distinction) (Glamorgan University 2009)
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (SEDA accredited) (Birmingham City University 2003)
BA in Film & Photography (2:1) (University of Wales, College Newport 1996)
EMFEC Foundation in Fine Art (Distinction) (Solihull College 1993)
I am the course leader for Ba (Hons) in Photojournalism, which was recently re-validated. Previously to joining the University of South Wales in 2008, I taught Visual Communication at Birmingham city university at both Masters and Bachelors level for eleven years. Disciplines included motion graphics, animation, film, photography, graphic design and interactive media.
Work can be seen on
My personal website
Certified by Photo Voice for participatory photography
Voted “Best Course Leader FCI” in the Student Choice Award 2016
Voted “Best Course Leader FCI” in the Student Choice Award 2018
Won a golden apple for Best Lecturer (international) for CCI at the student led teaching awards 2012
Experience of various alternate photographic process’s
Wet plate collodion
Cyanotype Workshop: Diffusion International Festival of Photography, Chapter Art’s Centre, Cardiff, May 21st 2017
Cyanotype Workshop: Castell Coch August 13th /14th 2016 as part of Jon Poutney’s artist in residence.
Cyanotype Workshop: Eye international Photography festival, Aberystwyth, October 2018, October 2016, June 2014 & June 2012
Cyanotype Workshop: Mexico City April 2011
Course Leader for Ba (Hons) Photojournalism 2013 -
Link Officer for Foundation degrees in photography at Coleg Gwent, Merthyr Tydfil, Coleg y Cymoedd & Cardiff Vale. 2008 – 2017
Series of landscapes published in:
Laurence Allan (2012). Torchbearers. Aberystwyth: Valleys kids. 43. ISBN: 978-0-9552732-1-6
External examiner for BA Animation – Hereford college of Arts 2010 – 2012
External examiner for BA Film & Screen Media – Hereford college of Arts 2010 – 2014
External Academic advisor for the approval of the BA (Hons) Interdisciplinary Design for Performance , BA (Hons) Graphic Design, BA (Hons) Graphic Communication, BA (Hons) Advertising and Branding , BA (Hons) Illustration, BA (Hons) Photography and BA (Hons) Commercial Photography and BA (Hons) Film and Animation – Birmingham City University July 2016
External Academic Advisor: Transforming the Curriculum 2016 for Ma Visual Communication (Graphic Communication, Illustration, Photography, Film & Animation) Birmingham City University Nov 16
HND Public & Emergency services validation panel : March 2019
Routledge press – reviewed and provided information for the seventh edition of Photojournalism: The Professionals’ Approach
Judge : 2008 Flip Animation Festival, Wolverhampton. website
Podcasting consultant for language network at Wolverhampton University.
Arts & Media terminology consultant for the artsigns project, Wolverhampton University.
Technical Director (end projection sequence), Arthur Production, Birmingham Royal Ballet production, (1999)
Photojournalism, Motion Design, Graphic Design, Interactive Media & physical computing, e-Learning, Teaching & Learning.
Current research activity
Teaching & Learning : innovations in Assessment & Feedback, eLearning.
Audio feedback, action learning & assessment are some of my current projects.
Wet Plate Collodion & other 19th Century photographic processes
Completed a CELT funded innovation project for mobile learning. presented the results here
Selected Conferences / Events
2008, The Arts in Society international Conference, Building Reflection into Student Feedback, Birmingham, UK.
June 2012, The Eye International Photography Festival, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, (involved in a series of photographic workshops)
Sept 2012, Hereford College of Arts, Annual networking event, Higher Education Symposium, innovations in assessment & Feedback. Flyer link
June 2014, The Eye International Photography Festival, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, (Ran a number of cyanotype workshops for attendees and presenting photographers )
Sept/Oct 2016, The Eye International Photography Festival, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Guest Artist / workshops..
Sept/Oct 2018, The Eye International Photography Festival, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Guest Artist / workshops.
Hereford College of Arts, Professional Development in the curriculum, Feb 2017
Presented at CELT’s Let’s Get Digital Roadshow, June 2017
#USWDEM16 Conference – Exhibition of four bodies of work around the theme of dementia – 14 September 2016 – USW Conference centre
Selected works in the UrbanWales exhibition for @ffoton May 3rd – June 2nd 2016, Oriel Colwyn.
Elvis Portrait series, Capitol shopping Centre, Cardiff, October 2015
Glitch artworks selected for LoudTate, November 2014, Tate Britain.
hundred years of photography at Newport Dec 2012
Series of portraits : Big little city exhibition ( website ) 2011
Curated the photographic exhibition for The Great Big Empty Shop Experiment (website ) 2011
Curated the Glamorgan university submission for the Big little city exhibition ( website ) 2011
Featured on the canon professional network In the advertising and fashion category of editors choice 2 (
Alternate photographic process’s
Exhibition of 19th Century Photographs of Bristol: 6th-27th Sept 2010, Bristol Central Library.
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