Andrew Stiff

Andrew Stiff

 andrew-stiff
School: 
School of Communication & Design
Department: 
Department of Design
Position: 
Associate Lecturer
Location: 
RMIT Saigon South
Phone: 
(+84) 28 37761300
Phone extension: 
1 315

Since he began teaching in 1998, Andrew Stiff has developed a career in digital arts, with stints at universities including the University of the Arts, London, and Linton University College, Malaysia. Andrew uses experimental video as a medium to develop his research.  His work has been shown internationally – from the US to Japan. Andrew’s teaching areas are in experimental design, media cultures and developing socially engaged projects of Work Integrated Learning (WIL).

Qualifications
  • BA (Hons) Painting
  • Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching
  • MSc Information Systems and Technology
  • PhD (in progress)
Teaching areas

Experimental media, experimental and digital video

Social design Work Integrated Learning (WIL) projects

Research interests
  • Architecture and the city
  • Experimental video
  • South-East Asian cities
  • City patterns
Key publications/creative works
  • 2016: Collision, digital video, Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film and Video Festival
  • 2015: Experimental Videos from Malaysia & Beyond, The National Film Archive, Seoul, Korea, 'Kampung Hakka',  ‘KL Dreaming’
  • 2014: Sun Shower – Asian Experimental Video Festival Hong Kong, Future Cinema Studio, 6F Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, City University of Hong Kong,  'Kampung Hakka'
  • 2013: selection of five digital video artworks for public show and a conference talk on the portfolio of D-Fuse, VGAFest, Publika: White Box Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
  • 2009: ‘Ten Key Digital Issues', in R Osbourne, Philosophy in Art, Zidane Press
  • 2007: Digital and Physical Surfaces, symposium and video installation, University of the Arts, London, Chelsea College of Arts
  • 2006: Temporal Facades, video installation, London Architecture Biennale, London
  • 2006: Enhanced Blended Presentations, conference paper, ‘Designs on e-learning’, London, online
  • 2004: The City Quartered, film shown at the Digital Surfaces exhibition, Seoul, Suuth Korea
Grants

Andrew is responsible for two funded RMIT research projects focused on the hems of District 4, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Research supervision
  • PhD. Sheila Pontis: Design method for mapping complex information. Case study: Underground Diagrammatic Maps. Second Supervisor. Completed.
  • PhD. Jem Mackay: Effective online structures for creative collaboration in Open Source Filmmaking. Director of Studies. Completed.
Awards & recognition

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Industry experience
  • 1998-present: Independent experimental video work
  • 2012: Design and development of a website for ZSR Design Group
  • 2003-08: Production and maintenance of the UK website for bathroom manufacturer Roca Bathrooms
  • 1999-2005: Design and development of a website for Dale Loth Architects
  • 2004-10: Design and development of a website for Helen Senior Associates
  • 1995-2008: Various website design, development and hosting on Linux and Windows based platforms
  • 1986-2005: Freelance architectural visualisation projects, ranging in scale and type
Employment history
  • 2016-present: Associate Lecturer, RMIT University Vietnam
  • 2012-15: Head of the Research Centre for Creative Practice, School of Media Art and Design, Academy of Architecture and the Visual Arts, Linton University College
  • 2012-15: Deputy Dean, School of Media Art and Design, Academy of Architecture and the Visual Arts, Linton University College
  • 2011-12: Senior Lecturer, School of Media Art and Design, Academy of Architecture and the Visual Arts, Linton University College
  • 2010-11: Senior Academic, MA International Contemporary Art and Design Practice, Post Graduate Center,  Limkokwing University of Creative Technology
  • 2009-10: Postgraduate Coordinator, Camberwell College of Arts (Graduate School), University of the Arts, London
  • 2004-10: Course Leader, MA Digital Arts Online, Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts, London
  • 2004-10: Course Leader, MA Digital Arts, Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts, London
  • 2003-04: Acting Course Leader, MA Digital Arts, Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts, London
  • 2003: Information Technology Research and Development Unit (ITRDU) online information delivery, Virtual Learning Environment Development (Blackboard)