Don Adamson is the Principal Lecturer for Student Experience within the Faculty of Arts. In addition to his managerial work within the faculty He teaches within the School of Media specialising in Video and Film Production. Don has taught on, and developed all areas of the curriculum of Video and Film Production during his 21 year career with the University and is currently concentrating on the areas of technical aspects and drama.
As part of his MA studies at Staffordshire University together with his colleague Tracy Mccoy he designed and created, ‘More than Seven Storeys’ an on-line community archive revealing the experiences of those who have worked and studied at the Faculty’s iconic Wolverhampton School of Art Building (www.40ad.co.uk). Don still runs this archive.
Before joining the University Don specialised in theatre and community arts work. A key area of interest was and remains educational theatre, in particular, TIE. After working in community theatre and arts in Bristol it was TIE that brought him to the West Midlands. In 1989 he started work as the resident Stage Manager for Gazebo TIE, a company local to Wolverhampton that still tours today. He is currently working with Birmingham based Big Brum Theatre in Education (TIE) company in producing a video archive of the company’s work including the work specifically written for Big Brum by playwright Edward Bond.