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Dr Alexandra Antonopoulou

Course Leader, Certificate in Higher Education: Preparation for Design Media and Screen
London College of Communication
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Alexandra  Antonopoulou


Dr. Alexandra Antonopoulou is Course Leader for the Certificate in Higher Education: Preparation for Design, Media and Screen course at London College of Communication.

She has taught extensively across Further and Higher Education levels as well as supervising PhD students. Alexandra holds a PhD in Design from Goldsmiths University of London with a focus on Design Pedagogy. Previous posts at other colleges and Universities include leading a ‘Preparation for MA’ course, teaching in BA (Hons) Design, BA (Hons) Graphics, BA (Hons) Design Management, BA (Hons) Illustration, BA (Hons) Animation, MA Graphic Design Communication, MA Digital Direction, MA in Design Education and various other courses.

She has also been teaching and supervising UAL staff studying at the PGCert and the MA Academic Practice at UAL.

Alexandra has expertise in creative methods of Arts and Design pedagogy. Her research in identity and post-colonial approaches on diversity and inclusion are continually applied in the development of innovative online and blended learning teaching methods.

Alexandra’s teaching and learning approach focuses on how physical making, what she calls ‘thinking through the hands', can be an active process to make discoveries and generate meaning beyond the moment of action; a process that works in combination and complementation with other processes and not in isolation. At the same time, she is interested in the role of performativity and material thinking in digital immersive environments and online teaching and learning tools.

Alexandra’s professional and academic practice engages with wider discourses on Art and Design pedagogy, myths and fairytales, interdisciplinary collaboration, and science communication. She has created major learning partnerships between the Sciences and the Art while her work has been showcased at the Victoria & Albert Museum, the London Design Museum, the Whitechapel Gallery, E4 channel and several Universities and research institutions internationally.

In the past, she has been devising and running learning partnership in collaboration with museums, schools, Universities and research units. Prior to her academic career Alexandra has been working as an illustrator and writer for children books as well as a graphic designer and stop-frame animator.

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