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Visiting Professors

Norwich University of the Arts appoints Visiting Professors whose achievements in the creative industries will enable them to provide valuable advice on academic or industry developments in relevant subject areas. In addition Visiting Professors visit twice a year to deliver workshops to students.


Anthony Hudson, Visiting Professor in Architecture

Anthony Hudson founded the multi award-winning practice Hudson Architects in 2002. They have produced an extensive range of modern, innovative work, with projects including public buildings and spaces, urban and rural regeneration and landscape design. RIBA award-winning buildings from the practice include the Salvation Army Citadel, Chelmsford, Baggy House, Devon and OPEN in Norwich. As well as the expertise developed over 30 years working as a teacher and architect, Anthony has a keen interest in design, its impact on economic issues and the positive influence design can have on society. Anthony sits on Design Panels for Greater Norwich Development Partnership and Shape East.

Gordon Beckett, Visiting Professor in Design

An alumnus of NUA, Gordon Beckett has worked for the Sunday Times for 33 years and has held the post of Design Editor since 1988. He has kept up a close relationship with the University returning as a guest lecturer, offering work placements to students and employing alumni, who continue to make a substantial contribution to the output of the Sunday Times each week.


Graham Creelman, OBE, Visiting Professor in Media

Graham Creelman is a filmmaker, broadcaster and media executive. An extensive career in broadcast journalism with the BBC and ITV encompassed news and political programming, including producer and director credits on a wide range of documentaries, including the award-winning special on Antarctica for Survival. This was Britain’s most successful documentary for overseas sales. During his tenure as Executive Director the company won over 50 awards including a Bafta Gold Medal. As Managing Director of Anglia Television he took overall charge of the company, latterly combining this with serving as Director of Regional Programming for the ITV Network. He has lectured at film schools in the Netherlands, Denmark and the UK and was awarded the OBE for services to Broadcasting in 2006.

Watch a film about Visiting Professor Adrian Wootton’s visit to NUA.

Andy Earl, Visiting Professor in Photography

Andy Earl is a renowned international portraiture photographer whose career has been focused in the music industry, where he has had his work featured on over 120 album covers. Pop artists he has photographed include Annie Lennox, Manic Street Preachers, Morrissey, Robbie Williams, Oasis, Prince and Mick Jagger. One of his most iconic images is his portrait of Johnny Cash which was famously used on the cover of Cash’s album American Recordings. Andy Earl has fulfilled commissions for Canon, Samsung, Deutsche Bank, the BBC and the British Army. He has also worked in moving image including creating 20 music videos including one for The Rolling Stones.


Adrian Wootton, Visiting Professor in Film and Moving Image

Adrian Wootton holds a number of positions of influence in the British film industry including serving as Chief Executive of both Film London and the British Film Commission. He is an international lecturer, broadsheet writer, radio broadcaster, festival director, programme curator, book editor and biographer. He is also a member of BAFTA and the European Film Academy. Adrian lectures on a wide variety of film and literary subjects, most recently having curated a retrospective on the film career of Frank Sinatra and accompanied it with a series of lectures.

Visiting Lecturers

Visiting Professor Andy Earl visits NUA.

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