Successful completion of the following:
- American Studies & English, BA, Joint hons. 2.1, Keele University, 1982. (With enduring thanks & appreciation to Charles Swann.)
- Film Production, Diploma, London (International) Film School, 1990
- Pedagogy, PGCE, The Department of Education, the University of Oxford, 1991.* Alumnus of Balliol College. His most recent book is listed by the college here
- Media Education, Master of Education (M.Ed.), the Institute of Education, University of London, 1995.
- Cinema Studies, Dr.phil, magna cum laude, Filmwissenschaft, the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, 2004. Supervisor, Prof. Dr. Thomas Koebner.
* Dr. Taylor has also represented Oxford University’s Department of Education as its Country Champion in South Africa.