Staff Profiles: Stuart Mitchell

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Staff Profile: Stuart Mitchell
Course Leader in TV Production

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Stuart Mitchell

Course Leader in TV Production

Music and Media

I am a TV documentary producer and director. I'm also currently working on a PhD about our emotional engagement with documentary.


I graduated from the Royal College of Art Film & Television MA course in 1997. My graduation film (‘Stood for this Massive’, about a big-time sports gambler) was shown at numerous film festivals, including IDFA and London Film Festival, and subsequently broadcast by the BBC in 1998.

For the next 15 years I worked as a freelance producer, director and cameraman on prime-time broadcast documentaries, primarily for BBC and Channel 4, with many of the major independent production companies, including The Garden, Films of Record, October Films, Twenty-Twenty, RDF and Dragonfly TV. The programmes covered a range of approaches and subjects, but were mostly observational or authored films on contemporary social issues.

Since 2008, I have been working in higher education alongside my industry work, as a Senior Lecturer in documentary at various schools including the National Film and Television School, Westminster, Herts and UWE. I joined the University of Gloucestershire team in July 2018.


Award Title Institution
MA Film & TV Production Royal College of Art