Andy Terhell

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Andrew Terhell

Associate Lecturer
Media | School of Creative Arts and Media

The Media School, Salamanca , Hobart CBD Campuses

+61 3 6226 7414 (phone)

Andy began teaching digital media production at The Media School in 2017. In 2019 Andy accepted the position of associate lecturer and technical officer at The Media School, since then he has coordinated HEJ140 Making Media and HEJ260-370 Media Projects. Andy has taught into documentary and events units at postgraduate level.


Andy is a passionate digital content creator interested in factual filmmaking in the fields of environment, science, adventure and sport.

In 2014, while studying his Graduate Diploma in Journalism, Media & Communications and The University of Tasmania, Andy started a media production company, Crow’s Nest Media, with fellow student Fraser Johnston. In the four years that followed Andy created content for a David Attenborough documentary, an Economist film, national television networks and web pages and communications for businesses such as CSIRO, TasPorts, Integrated Marine Observing Systems (IMOS), University of Tasmania, NESP biodiversity hub and many more. Andy also created the content for the big screen at The Hobart Hurricanes home matches from 2014-2018.

Career summary



Thesis title



Date of award

Bachelor of Arts


University of Tasmania



Graduate Diploma in Journalism, Media & Communications


University of Tasmania




Film Making, Digital Media, Media Production, Podcasts, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, 360 Video, Video Editing, Filming

Teaching expertise

  • Unit Coordinator HEJ140, 2019-present
  • Unit Coordinator HEJ260,270,360,370, 2019- present

Teaching responsibility

HEJ260/270 Media Portfolio 1 & 2

HEJ360/370 Media Portfolio 3 & 4

HEJ140 Making Media

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Research Themes

Andy’s research aligns to the University’s research themes of Creativity, Culture and Society as well as environment.

Current projects

Andy is part of the ongoing The Pet Project research team that explores people, pets and creative arts through creative arts workshops where pet owners create artistic representations of their animal companions. In his role on The Pet Project, Andy has contributed to short films that share the stories of relationships between people and their pets.

In his current Masters by Research project, Andy is producing an environmental documentary using techniques and approaches more commonly found in contemporary popular documentaries. By applying different production methods to the environmental documentary genre, Andy hopes to explore possibilities for the future of independent environmental film.

Fields of Research

  • Fine arts (360602)
  • Human impacts of climate change and human adaptation (410103)
  • Cultural and creative industries (470204)
  • Culture, representation and identity (470208)

Research Objectives

  • The creative arts (130103)
  • Climate change models (190501)
  • The performing arts (130104)
  • Expanding knowledge in human society (280123)
  • Recreation and leisure activities (excl. sport and exercise) (130603)
  • Teacher and instructor development (160303)


Total publications


Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
2023Rubenis N, Keating M, Carson S, Terhell A, 'A Model of Creative and Cultural Enterprise for Connecting Communities', Engaging with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: The Role of Sustainable, Inclusive and Ethical Education and Training, Springer, K Beasy, C Smith & J Watson (ed), United States (In Press) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Rubenis N; Keating M; Carson S

Major Creative Work

(1 outputs)
2022Rubenis N, Mann A, Hogan J, Konkes C, Terhell A, 'Crossroads of Care: Climate, Health and Justice', Centre for the Arts, Hobart, Tasmania (2022) [Broadcast]

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Co-authors: Rubenis N; Mann A; Hogan J; Konkes C

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants


Total funding



The Pet Project - Covid companions (2021)$9,997
The project's aim is to understand how Tasmanians are experiencing and adjusting to the social, political and economic responses to COVID-19, in particular the project aims to explore the potential benefits, connections and impacts of human-companion animal relationships during and after home isolation and COVID 19 disruptions, and document the connections formed between humans and animals in home isolation situations through an arts based workshop methodology.
Regional Arts Australia ($9,997)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Rubenis N; Keating MJ; Carson S; Watt YM; Terhell A