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Lee Brooks

Senior Lecturer - Media Arts

Lee is a former typographic and interactive designer who has graduated from a Learning/Technical support position in Media Arts to a lecturing role.

He teaches on and convenes a wide range of practical and theoretical modules that combine his previous professional experience and an academic path that has taken in an HND in Graphic Design and Typography at the London College of Printing, a degree in History at St Mary's University and an Open University Master's in Popular Culture. 

Amongst his current teaching schedule Lee offers theoretical modules on Popular Music and Technology, and the social and cultural impact of Disney theme parks alongside practical courses in Motion Graphics, Podcasting, Video Production, Television and Online Broadcasting.

Lee has recently published his first article: Talent Borrows, Genius Steals: Morrissey and the art of Appropriation in Morrissey: Fandom, Representations and Identities (Intellect Books) and has a second piece on the bequiffed bard of Manchester: Ambitious Outsiders: Morrissey, Fandom and Iconography upcoming in Subcultures, Popular Music and Social Change (Cambridge Scholars).

Lee founded SMarts (St Mary's Arts) to provide a platform for the creative talents of the University community and ran two successful arts festivals on the campus in 2008 and 2009 and now runs the free monthly Café SMarts Acoustic Club in the Dolche Vita Café.