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Harriet Cox

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


Harriet Cox is the Programme Director for Film and Television at London College of Communication. She was the Head of Cinematography at London Film School for 17 years.

As a cinematographer educator, Harriet led on the academic and practical delivery of the cinematography postgraduate curriculum, professional one-year craft extension programmes, co-led international workshops and delivered outreach programmes for 14-year-olds.

Harriet has been an advisor on assimilating digital theories and work practices into the curriculum and was invited as a subject expert to assess capital bids for European universities. She co-supervised for the Exeter University-LFS by practice, doctoral programme. Harriet was a speaker on the Women in Cinematography panel at Cinefest [Bristol, UK 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.

Related area

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 Television course page.

View the MA Film course page.

View the MA Screenwriting course page.