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 James Taylor

James Taylor

Technical Demonstrator

+44 (0)29 2251 0160
Two Central Square, Central Square, Cardiff, CF10 1FS


I work as Technical Demonstrator for the School of Journalism, Media & Cultural Studies, tutoring students in the use of specialist systems used in journalism and media.

Working closely with lecturers to help students develop the skills and knowledge for Broadcast TV and Radio, Documentary, Newspaper and Magazine courses, through practical classroom teaching and workshop support.

I studied BSc Music Technology with Management and MSc Music Technology at Staffordshire University, specialising in audio recording, acoustics, post-production sound, and digital and analog sound processing.

I have worked as a sound engineer in a professional capacity in a range of environments, from live sound, recording and post production.

Prior to joining Cardiff University, I worked on a project focusing on employability and training in isolated areas of South East Wales, creating promotional videos, print and digital marketing material, and managing social media networks.

My interests include audio production, video production, photography, design and publication, e-learning and classroom technology.


Education and Qualifications

  • 2015 - Present: Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning
  • 2015: Avid User Certification - Avid Media Composer 101 - 110
  • 2013: MSc Music Technology, Staffordshire University
  • 2009: BSc Music Technology with Management, Staffordshire University

Career Overview

  • 2014 - Present: Cardiff University School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies
  • 2013 - 2014: IT Support Assistant, QWEST, University of South Wales


MA Journalism & MA Internation Journalism Courses

I teach technical skills to journalism students across these courses and support them in the use of specialist software and equipment, and application of technical skills and knowledge.