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Sanna Wicks

Sanna Wicks

School of Media and Performing Arts

Faculty of Arts and Humanities



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I’m the Course Director for BA (Hons) Film Production and also an Assistant Professor in Film Production. I developed the curriculum for the course, look after the day to day running of the course and also teach on BA (Hons) Media Production.

My background is as a video editor, director and producer for broadcast TV, web and mobile phone apps. Current areas of speciality and interest are helping student succeed in the film/media industry, documentary filmmaking and heritage interpretation. I’m also one of the festival Director’s for Coventry Phoenix Film Festival.

My doctoral research explores sense place as key concept in cultural production, I suggest that it offers a field of research for heritage interpreters and moving image producers, with conceptual and methodological tools that have the potential to help engage and enchant audiences.


  • BA Hons Television and Video Production – Bournemouth University
  • MA by Research – ‘The Value of Mobile Phone Apps in Heritage Interpretation’ University of Birmingham
  • PGCert – Coventry University
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • PhD Candidate – Centre for Postdigital Cultures - Coventry University


  • Key Concepts in Media and Film Production
  • Short Film
  • Scriptwriting
  • Screen Craft
  • Documentary Film Making
  • Research Ethics

Outputs and Publications

 Queen’s Award for Enterprise Logo
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2023