James Nicholson

Curriculum Leader, Television & Screen Production
Lecturer, Screen Production

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 extn 7825

Email: james.nicholson@aut.ac.nz


  • BA, Auckland University (1978)
  • Secondary Teachers College Diploma (1980)
  • Diploma of Drama, Auckland University (1982)
  • Master of Arts (Film, TV and Media Studies), Auckland University (2014)

Teaching Areas:

  • Screen Production, including: scriptwriting, camera, lighting, sound and editing
  • Studio Production
  • Film studies

Research Areas:

Documentary film, with particular focus on the use of sound in documentary. The deployment of the voice in documentary film.

The practice of lighting and cinematography.

Current Research Projects:

  • Music in Documentary
  • The Voice in Documentary


  • 2014, Vice-Chancellor's Academic Excellence Award: Highly Commended