University Level

Our Staff

Our university level staff all have worked to a high level in their chosen industry so are able to advise you on your next steps of your career. Many of our staff also teach at our partner universities or still work in the industry, giving you the most up to date knowledge.

Our University level staff regularly engage in research and scholarly activities to extend and enhance their subject specific knowledge and professional skills. Click here to see the sholarly activities that staff have completed

From Dr’s to specialists in Drawing and print making to exhibiting artists, Police officers, orthopaedic nurses, Health and social care managers, authors, freelance writers, directors, experienced teachers and specialists in coaching and mentoring athletes.

Each member of staff has relevant experience to help you get where you want to go.

Nigel Lowe:

Nigel is the Programme Manager for FDA Graphic Communication. Nigel has over twenty year’s industry experience as a graphic designer. After graduating he worked for various Exeter-based graphic design consultancies, before running his own design company for nine years. In his daily work he was involved in creative design for local and national clients, producing corporate identity schemes, brochures, direct mail, packaging, exhibitions and advertising. As one of four company directors Nigel gained valuable experience in every aspect of running a graphic design business – from initial client brief and concept development to the final printed product.

Nicky Thompson

Nicky has an MA in Photography from Plymouth University. She obtained Arts Council Funding for a residency at The Thelma Hulbert Gallery culminating in a Solo Exhibition and continues to exhibit her work regularly. Her work focuses on experimental photography techniques, exploring the notion of nature, growth, fertility, life cycles and transformation, manifested in the use of photographic processes around the sense of connection with nature. Nicky has been an established member of staff at Exeter College with many years teaching experience in Photography and Fine Art at H.E. Level.

Brendan Barry

Brendan completed his MA in Photography from Plymouth University in 2012 and has since then gained a rich and varied experience in education, delivering A Level, Foundation Diploma and Foundation Degree courses. He has a diverse background having worked as a photographer & graphic designer in the corporate and commercial industries as well as developing and maintaining a presence in the artistic photographic world. His personal practice is mostly concerned with the notion of the journey using photography as a tool for exploration and collaboration. He is the co-founder and co-director of Exeter’s Dodo Photo Gallery.

Dr. Anthony Escott

Anthony was awarded a British council postgraduate scholarship to study at the Akademie in Vienna after a degree in Fine Art specialising in Drawing and Printmaking at Exeter College of Art. His work contains images of organic and cultural objects, following a stint on an archaeological excavation in Peru’s sacred valley. Engaged with the natural world, site and man’s intervention, work is emerging in 2D and 3D forms. He delivers critical and contextual modules to photography, fine art and also to the MA in Contemporary Art at Plymouth University. He has over 30 years’ experience in Art Education.

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