Adult education classes
[Robert has taught in the
adult education programme in the School of Education at Queen's
University Belfast, devising and implementing several courses on topics
like Hammer Films and the Birth of British Horror, The Cinema of Tim
Burton, Screen Adaptations of MR James, Film & Art, The Gothic, as well
as giving guest lectures, including pieces on Winter In Film and Irish
From ages 16 - 90, Robert can adapt his classes to suit the needs of the
See also 'Short Film Introductions and Talks' below]
[specialist in film and
photography. Can work with individual requirements, including additional
tutoring for AS level, A-level, undergraduate and masters degrees, or
for those wishing to study subjects on a personal level.
Please contact for rates and to discuss your desired subject.
Photography: practical classes, darkroom tutorial, digital
Film/video production: introductory classes in production,
Film/Media Studies: Italian cinema, French cinema, British
cinema, horror, Hammer films, avant garde, silent cinema, Irish
cinema, star studies]
* this is not an exhaustive list and tutorials can be adapted to
your particular level, interests and strengths.
Open education / e-learning
[See also 'Adult Education'
Robert specialises in 'open education' - that is education which is open
and accessible to those who have not been part of the university system.
He strips away the complexities of theory and jargon and presents the
subjects in an open and frank way, putting the students at their ease.
Several of his students have gone back into university education
following his classes.
He has also been devising e-learning versions of his courses, which can
be adapted for individual institutions around the world, without the
need to travel. This is particularly useful for students who live far
from campus or have other responsibilities. His e-learning programmes
are based around a wide range of internet and electronic resources. He
is currently devising a module introducing the 'Gothic' in film and
literature with Dr Raymond Cummings.]
education/e-learning' and 'adult education' above.
Robert can mould classes to suit any timeframe. From 1 day intensive to
10 weekly sessions. Contact with your requirements.]
Short film introductions and talks
[Robert regularly appears at
screenings around the UK and Ireland to provide educational and
informative talks relating to a wide range of films, from Woody Allen to
Argentinian cinema, from Fellini to Hammer Films, from documentary to
Accompanying many of the film programmes Robert has been involved in
short talks and lectures - from 5 minutes to 2 hours in duration. These
are often interactive in nature, and have included on-stage interviews
and Q&A sessions]
Film archive and brand consultation/research
Social networking consultation
[Robert will discuss your
particular company, brand or profile with you, and advise how best to
make the most of internet marketing with special reference to social
networking. He can help streamline and restructure existing profiles, or
assist in building a debut profile.]