Mr Chris Wright Ba (Hons), PGDipHE, FHEA.

Job: Senior Lecturer

School/department: Library Learning Services

Research group(s): Institute of Creative Technologies

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 207 8673



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Chris is the Co-ordinator of the Drawing Centre (DC) -

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The aim of the Drawing Centre (DC) is:

- the development of students’ visual learning and communication (look, see, record)

- using drawing to explore ideas in visually based programmes

- a host location (physical/virtual) for developing artists to engage with their creativity.

Areas of teaching

  • drawing techniques, pen, pencil, charcoal etc.
  • perspective
  • composition
  • techniques for rendering form, colour and light
  • landscape and interiors
  • idea generation
  • character and costume
  • originality and invention
  • colour and composition
  • using photography to develop visual understanding
  • storyboards and mood boards
  • visual language of film and photography
  • speed drawing
  • still life
  • life drawing
  • sketching/drawing/painting on location
  • 2d-3d development

These Drawing Centre studio sessions provide learning activities that encourage creativity, experimentation, team building and collaborative learning.


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  • PG DipHE. Education Practice. De Montfort University 2019
  • FHEA. Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 2015
  • PGCertHE. De Montfort University. 2010
  • BA Hons Fine Art. Nottingham Trent University. 2000

Honours and awards

  • Dmu Oscar award, Exceptional Contribution to the Student Experience. Received 2018
  • Dmu Oscar award. VC's Distinguished Teaching Award. Received 2015
  • Dmu Oscar award VC's Distinguished Teaching Award. Received 2014
  • Dmu Oscar award VC's Distinguished Teaching Award. Received 2011