Year in


Jon Dunleavy,
Senior Lecturer

Our BA (Hons) Animation course embraces a range of animation techniques. Animation encompasses many art-forms from fabrication, to 2D and 3D design. World and character building enable us to convey important narratives that not only share the wonder and joy of the world we live in but also challenge and debate cultural topics.

Jon Dunleavy

Key skills

Our 2023 graduating cohort possess comprehensive understanding of the animation process, from concept development to final production. They have honed their skills in 2D, Stop Motion and 3D animation software, as well as in storyboarding, character design, and visual effects skills.

Industry opportunities

Students will progress into the wide range of roles the animation industry offers. From preproduction concept and design, including storyboarding and world building, to production of character and motion design roles.

Inspiring lectures

This year we have hosted a wide range of industry speakers including Tomm Moore, director at Oscar nominated studio Cartoon Saloon, and Graduate Visual development and background painter Jamie Williams. We also hosted our annual conference which allows students to experience a diverse range of speakers from multiple disciplines.

Industry experience

The cohort have had the opportunity to engage with industry experts, from storyboarding with Locksmith Animation’s Helen Schroeder, to creating layouts with The Simpsons’ layout artist Hunilla Fodor. They also presented their work to Katie Gascoyne, Creative Developments Producer at Bafta award-winning studio, Blue Zoo.

Animation student working on a stop motion set against a green backdrop.