John Joe Brophy

Programme Director Design, UCA Canterbury

Academic, Canterbury School of Architecture

John Joe (JJ) Brophy leads our undergraduate and postgraduate Design courses in the School of Architecture at UCA Canterbury.

JJ has been teaching at UCA since 2005 and specialises in digital media and technology, he has been the leader of the digital media and communication units across the School of Architecture.

A graduate of the University of Huddersfield, JJ completed his MA in 3D Digital Design in 2004, for which he received a distinction and the COEDD (Centre of Excellence in Digital Design) Award.

In 2006 he co-founded Alchemation Studios, a multidisciplinary media arts and design practice based in the south east of England. JJ is also a fully qualified teacher, holding a PGCE from UCA and has over 10 years of teaching experience in higher education.

JJ Brophy, Course Leader

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy:

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2010).

Awards, Grants and Commissions:

  • 2004 - COEDD (Centre of Excellence in Digital Design) Award.



JJ’s research interests in creative coding and computer vision have led to collaborations on larger scale exhibitions and installations such as:

  • Centipede - a part of the Folkestone Triennial 2014
  • Bandwidth, an Arts Council funded research project with John Bell, exploring digital tracking in large public spaces.

Research Outputs

Key outputs on UCARO:

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