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John Archer is a creative leader with considerable experience in film and television production, setting up successful new ventures and spotting and developing new talent. He was head of Music and Arts at BBC Scotland and the founding Chief Executive of Scottish Screen.

John recently delivered an insightful masterclass for the students of Screen Academy Scotland, ranging from what it takes to make a successful documentary, to the future of film distribution, to tips for current students.


Film Academy Courses
MFA Advanced Film Practice 
MA Screenwriting
MA Film

Professional Practice

Short Courses
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Media Practice Courses
BA Film