Dr Jane Barnwell

Dr Jane Barnwell

Jane Barnwell makes, teaches and writes about film. Jane is Reader in Contemporary Media Practice at University of Westminster - where she teaches practice and theory. Graduating from Leeds University and the Northern School of Film & Television she began her career at the BBC, before working as a freelance designer. 

Her artist films have received commissions from The Unicorn Theatre, The Women's Library, The Place, Battersea Arts Centre, Chisenhale Gallery, TAP and the Truman Brewery. She has developed learning initiatives including organising student festivals and creating student commission/live project opportunities. Jane has published articles and interviews for a range of publications including - The Converstion, The Guardian, The Scenographer, International Journal of Production & Costume Design, Journal of British Cinema and Television and Widescreen. With sole authored books - 'Production Design: Architects of the screen', (2004, Wallflower Press), 'The Fundamentals of Film Making' (2008, AVA publishing) and 'Production Design for Screen: Visual Storytelling in Film and Television.' (2017, Bloomsbury). 

  • Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media

In brief

Research areas

Production design, Film architecture, Screen interiors , Set Design , Filmmaking and Screen studies

Skills / expertise

Production design, film making , set design, art direction and visual storytelling

Supervision interests

Production design and Art department