Meet our Media Tutors
We’d like to introduce you to our Media tutors!
We are proud to have a professional team of tutors who are passionate about making a difference to the lives and careers of all our students.
Our tutors come from various backgrounds, each with something different to offer our students.
Performance, Media & Music Curriculum Coordinator
Following completion of my BA (hons) in Photography & Digital Manipulation with Oxford Brookes, I went into a career in editorial photography. I had my work published in many international journals such as Mojo, Bizarre Magazine, Classic Rock and UK national newspapers. I also took on commissions for key brands such as EMI, Sony music as well as a campaign for Toni & Guy. I then joined an international photography brand as an Art Director and along with a small team was responsible for the brands international creative direction across the UK, Asia & US. During this role I discovered my passion for teaching and motivational speaking.
Ian St Peters
Level 3 Digital Journalism tutor
I first got into teaching through my vast experience in journalism, first working in Birmingham, before moving to West Herts College in 2010. I am a journalist and radio broadcaster, starting my career with the BBC in the Midlands before moving into newspapers. In the last 10 years I have worked as a football commentator in Birmingham, covering matches involving West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa. I’m a music lover and have my own blog, writing reviews of gigs by a number of acts. I have a degree in Education and specialise in print and radio.
Level 2 Creative Digital Media Production tutor
I have a degree in Film Studies, which I studied at the University of Kent and I took my Post Graduate Certificate in Education at UCL Institute of Education. After a ten year career as a professional librarian, I worked as a freelance IT trainer where I devised and delivered courses for adults on a range of subjects, including digital image editing, online research and job seeking. In 2006 I set up a company to produce corporate training DVDs.
Programme Leader for FD Media Production
I was trained by the BBC as a Producer/ Director, and I have made network TV programmes and Films across a wide range of genres. I co-founded an Independent Production Company, and I have enjoyed commissions from Channel 4 arrnd ITV. My notable achievements include, The Royal Television Society Brian Redhead Award for the original use of music and drama in ‘Who Put The Beat in Mersey Beat’, the SKY Arts Promax Award, and the screening of ‘Blinding Lights’ at Cannes Film Festival. My experience in HE /FE education is backed by a BA Hons degree in History from Sussex University and a PGCE (Distinction) from Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Level 3 Film and TV Production tutor
Graduating from university with a degree in Film Production and Editing, I began my career in film as a Junior Editor for a production company based in Soho, London. After working for a year I wanted to give something back to those who are passionate and want to learn about film. For eight years I was a Media lecturer for Levels 3, 4 & 5. Alongside these eight years, I was also freelancing as an editor, colourist and cinematographer, with some of my work being showcased at the likes of Sundance Film Festival. In 2015 I left FE education to work as a TV producer in Panama City, Panama. For a year I successfully produced 182 episodes of a morning cooking show.
Level 3 Media Production TV and Film Programme Leader
I worked first as an illustrator and then as an electronics engineer during the eighties, before I moved into software interface design and video and television technologies. After working for companies including Channel Four Television and Seat, I became a trainer and consultant in end-user sound and video production software, production techniques and interactive design. I began working at West Herts College in 1992, operating as course leader for the post-graduate digital media course. I subsequently oversaw the Graphic Design of the Wayfarer computer game for Leavesden Media Centre and made a number of short films which have been screened as part of the Best of British season at the Cannes International Film Festival. I am currently course leader for Level 3 Media Production Television and Film.
Level 3 Digital Gaming Tutor
I am an illustrator and concept artist who has been working in industry as well as teaching for the last ten years. I've worked with lens based media, visual effects and retouching for many years and I'm currently the course leader for the Level 3 Digital Gaming course.
Level 3 Digital Journalism tutor
I am an experienced multi-media journalist who has worked in the industry for over 27 years. I started as a music and film journalist, working freelance for newspapers and magazines, before moving to New York to continue my career. On returning to the UK I moved into broadcast journalism firstly as a TV researcher for The Trisha Show then moving into radio working for BBC Three Counties, BBC London and Five Live. During my career at the BBC I presented my own talk show called Blackmix for six years and produced a variety of radio programs from the Consumer Show to Drivetime.
Programme Leader for FD Creative Enterprise
I studied my BA Hons degree in Politics at Manchester Metropolitan University. Whilst working at West Herts College I have gained the following qualifications: Post Graduate Certificate in Education at University of Greenwich, an MA in Interactive Broadcast Media at University of Hertfordshire, an ILM management in education award and a Higher Education Academy fellowship award. I worked in television production and corporate production for seven years. These companies included ITN Factual, LWT, Planet 24 Productions and Anglia Television. I worked across a range of programming - Daytime, Breakfast, News and Financial. Production work in the corporate broadcast sector included commissioning, producing and directing marketing material for a range of companies.
Creative Digital Media Production tutor
I worked as a Freelance Travel and lifestyle photographer for roughly ten years mainly out of Australia, with work being published in a variety of media companies including the BBC, Sunday Times Travel magazine, National Geographic Traveller and Lonely Planet. On my return to the UK I wanted to make a change into teaching and utilise a wider range of my skillset that I had developed and used whilst freelancing. Now I teach a variety of creative subjects at the College including Photography, Media, Graphics and Digital Illustration.