Helen Curston

Programme Director Television Production, Maidstone TV Studios

Academic, School of Film Media and Performing Arts

Helen Curston joined UCA in 2010 and is the Programme Director for BA (Hons) Television Production degree at Maidstone TV Studios in Kent. Her professional experience has been working in documentaries and current affairs as a producer/director for the BBC.

During her 13 years at the BBC Helen worked as a Producer/Director, Assistant Producer and Series Director. She also worked on outside broadcasts and specials, including Children in Need, The Nature of Britain (a wildlife series created in conjunction with the Open University) and various discussion programmes. Helen was instrumental in gaining access to a story which won the BBC’s Inside Out (London) programme the CRE Race in the Media Award in 2003.

She graduated with a BA (Hons) Politics major from the London Guildhall University. Helen has lectured on a number of other film and media courses at the University of Kent, Canterbury College and Mid Kent College.

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy:

Consultancy for Assistant Professor appointment at the University for the Arts, Stockholm

Awards, Grants and Commissions:

Helen is currently working on a documentary about Afro-Carribean history in Kent as part of a Heritage Lottery funded project called 'Black History Live' which will be screened online, at theatres in Kent and at the exhibition for the project October to December 2018 at the Chatham Historic Dockyard.

She is also completing a four-year project with UCA, funded by the European Union, to highlight ‘The One is More” project which aims to improve the profile, audience, movement and development of musicians and accessibility of classical music across Europe. All projects engage UCA TV Production Students past and present.

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