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Keith Bartlett

In the areas of Film and Media, there have been two strands to my work. Firstly, when time has permitted I have developed research in the area of American law and legal culture as reflected in screen fictions. Secondly, there is my track record in Film and Media education and related public engagement. Between 1998 and 2001 I was Director of the School of Media at the (then) Arts Institute, Bournemouth. The Institute was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education in 1999 in recognition of its contribution to education for the film and animation industries. In 2001 I was appointed to Norwich School of Art and Design with strategic responsibility for academic development and quality and, within this, to develop new provision in Media. This led to the introduction of new degree courses such as Games Art and Design (2004) and Film and Moving Image Production (2007). Externally, between 2002 and 2008 I was Chair of the Board of Trustees for Cinema City, Norwich, leading the cinema’s redevelopment into a 3-screen venue.

In the areas of HE strategy, quality and academic development, I have co-ordinated and authored two successive Strategic Plans for the University, together with sub-strategies for Learning and Teaching, Research and Consultancy, and the Student Experience. My strategic responsibility for quality has seen Norwich through the successful application and scrutiny for Taught Degree-Awarding Powers and two QAA Institutional Audits. My remit embraces the University’s overall programme for academic quality assurance and improvement and, as an awarding body, its internal regulatory framework. Externally, I have worked extensively with QAA and in the review of provision in other universities.

Research and Public Engagement

  • 2007: “Understanding and Managing Student Expectations in Specialist Institutions”, paper for national symposium ‘Understanding and Managing Student Expectations’, Quality Strategy Network (NB I was also convenor of this symposium)
  • 2007: “Integrating Institutional Strategies”, paper for seminar of the HE Academy Pro Vice-Chancellors/Deputy Principals Network ‘Coherence in Institutional Strategy’
  • 2002-08: Chair of the Board of Trustees for Cinema City, Norwich, leading the capital programme to redevelop the city’s independent cinema into a 3-screen venue within the UK Film Council’s Digital Screen Network. This involved significant fundraising and partnership between Cinema City, the Arts Council, East of England Development Agency, Picturehouse Cinemas, the City and County Councils, and Screen East
  • 2002: ‘Grisham Adaptations and the Legal Thriller’, chapter published in Genre and Contemporary Hollywood, Steve Neale (ed.), British Film Institute (London)


  • January-October 2013: member of QAA Advisory Board for the UK Quality Code, Part A Setting and maintaining threshold academic standards
  • 2011-13, 2005-08: Quality Strategy Network, Executive Committee
  • 2009-present: QAA Register of Auditors/Institutional Reviewers
  • April 2008: Universities UK and GuildHE representative, HEFCE panel for review of QAA’s membership of the European Association for Quality Assurance
  • 2007-08: member of QAA Advisory Board for review of the Framework for HE Qualifications
  • 2005-06: member of QAA Advisory Board for review of Code of Practice Section 7, Programme Approval, Monitoring and Review

External validation and review

  • March 2013: periodic review and revalidation, Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries, University of Glamorgan
  • July 2011: external review of Undergraduate Framework, University for the Creative Arts
  • February 2011: external review of Schools of Fine Art / Art and Design History, Kingston University
  • March 2007: institutional review of University of Sussex validation partnership with Ravensbourne
  • May 2006: review of School of Media, University of the West of England
  • March 2005: validation of Undergraduate Framework, University College for the Creative Arts
  • May 2002: periodic review of undergraduate Media Business programmes at Cologne Business School for University of Hertfordshire
  • 1994-2001: Inspector for Art, Design, and Media, Further Education Funding Council
  • 1992-2004: external examining in a range of universities and specialist institutions


  • 14-15 February 2013: Chair, Best Practice Workshop “Where Have All the Graduates Gone? Tracking the Progress of Those We’ve Taught” at Creative Skillset’s “Achieving Industry Best Practice” conference, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • 2012-13: Creative Skillset Advisory Group for HE Course Accreditation Pilot
  • 2007-10: Screen East, member of Board and Audit Committee
  • 2002-08: Chair of the Board of Trustees for Cinema City, Norwich
  • 1989-92: Editorial Board, the Journal of Art and Design Education
  • 1987-92: Secretary, the Design History Society
Keith Bartlett

– Keith Bartlett

Cinema City

– Cinema City


– Genre and Contemporary Hollywood