Dr Jez Coram

Dr Jez Coram


I am an artist filmmaker and have been a creative practitioner for twenty years. My short films and installations have been shown in galleries and screened in festivals in the UK and Internationally, and I have created video design and large scale projection mapped video and design for theatres including the Bush, Leeds Playhouse and Transform Festival. My early music videos were screened on MTV2 and Kerrang. I completed a practice led PhD in fine art, film and digital cultures at Newcastle University on expanded forms of the essay film, supervised by Profs. Jane and Louise Wilson RA, Dr Fiona Anderson, Dr Ian Mcdonald and Prof. John Bowers. At Newcastle I taught on the BA: Film Practices and BA: Film and Media programmes. For twelve years I worked in the third sector in Leeds as a multimedia designer, research and development manager, and on third sector strategy and development as a senior development worker. During this time my co-produced design, video and project work won two awards and I sat on the board of trustees for Purple Patch Arts.


  • BA Digital Media - Deputy Programme Leader

Research interests

  • Crisis and the expanded essay film
  • Capitalist Climate futures and the moving image
  • Collective storytelling, essaying and film as social change
  • Disability and the media
  • Digital Media, Communication and the Third Sector
  • Practice as Research
<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • PhD Fine Art, Film, Digital Cultures
  • MA Graphic Arts and Design
  • BSc Hons Multimedia Technology

Professional memberships

  • Priestley Centre for Climate Futures

Student education

I teach on the BA Digital Media programme.