Andy Pearsall

Andy Pearsall


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Research interests


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.

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you can also listen to the openday talk on the course structure here

Research interests


Practicing photographer
Work can be seen on
My personal website

My Flickr website


My Vimeo page

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
Gum Bi-chromate

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

Research interests


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

Research interests


Series of landscapes published in:
Laurence Allan (2012). Torchbearers. Aberystwyth: Valleys kids. 43. ISBN: 978-0-9552732-1-6

Research interests


Research interests
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

Featured on Teach and ItunesU at the university for sharing good practice


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)
Festival website
Group Photograph
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..
Festival website
Sept/Oct 2018, The Eye International Photography Festival, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Guest Artist / workshops.
Festival website

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.

Education/Academic qualification

Graphic Communication, Masters

Award Date: 1 Oct 2009

Accreditation as a teacher in higher education, Staff and Educational Development Association

Award Date: 1 Oct 2003

Film & Photography, Bachelor of Arts, Gwent College of Higher Education

1 Sept 19931 Jul 1996

Award Date: 1 Jul 1996

External positions

External Academic Advisor: Transforming the Curriculum 2016 for Ma Visual Communication (Graphic Communication, Illustration, Photography, Film & Animation) Birmingham City University

2016 → …

School Governor

1 Sept 201431 Aug 2022

External Examiner, Hereford College of Arts



External examiner for BA Film & Screen Media – Hereford college of Arts 2010 – 2014

External examiner for BA Animation – Hereford college of Arts 2010 – 2012


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