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Harriet Cox

Programme Director, Film and Television
London College of Communication
Harriet  Cox


Harriet Cox joined London College of Communication's Screen School as the Film and Television programme director in 2018.

For the previous 17 years, Harriet was Head of Cinematography at London Film School. As a cinematographer educator, Harriet led on the academic and practical delivery of the cinematography post-graduate curriculum; professional one-year craft extension programmes; co-leading international workshops and delivering outreach programmes for 14-year-olds.

Harriet advised on how to assimilate digital theories and work practices into the curriculum, inviting subject experts to assess capital bids for European universities. She co-supervised on the University of Exeter – London Film School by practice, doctoral programme. Harriet was a speaker on the Women in Cinematography panel at CineFest, Bristol International Festival of Cinematography in 2015.

After leaving university in 1982, Harriet’s ambition was to become a camerawoman. With a degree in Social Anthropology and Visual Studies, her cinematography credits include documentaries and drama shorts for the BBC and Channel 4. To further her understanding of lighting, Harriet wrote her postgraduate thesis Motivating Light: the visual legacy of Rembrandt and Vermeer, for an MA in Independent Film (1998) at London College of Printing.

Harriet was the camera operator on the acclaimed film, Distant Voices Still Lives (1988, BFI) and The Long Day Closes (1992, BFI), for the award-winning British Director, Terence Davies.

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View the BA (Hons) Film and Television course page

View the BA (Hons) Film Practice course page

View the BA (Hons) Film and Screen Studies course page

View the BA (Hons) Television and Live Events Production course page

View the MA Documentary Film course page

View the MA Film course page

View the MA Screenwriting course page

View the MA Television course page

View the Executive MBA for the Screen Industries course page