Staff Profiles: Animation

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Fiona Curran

Fiona Curran

Academic Subject Leader in Film, TV and Animation

Film, Radio, Television and Media

I am a film maker who works experimentally with sound, film and poetry.

Bryan Panks

Bryan Panks

Academic Course Leader for Animation

Film, Radio, Television and Media

Art and Design

I have loved animation ever since I can remember, so a chance to work in the animation industry and to teach animation is just a joy!

Dr. Justin Crouch

Dr. Justin Crouch

Senior Lecturer in Media Theory

Film, Radio, Television and Media

Like every dedicated nerd, I have been passionate about animation since childhood. It is everything one could want as an art and entertainment form, and it is only getting more so. Teaching its history, forms and genres is a pleasure.

Ian Friend

Ian Friend

Senior Lecturer in 3D Animation and VFX

Film, Radio, Television and Media

Art and Design

I’ve loved animation since I was a kid, and still spend my spare time absorbed in it. Now I’m older I want to create things my little boy can enjoy, and it’s great to be able to do that. I’m basically a big animation geek.

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Dr. Steven Roberts

Senior Lecturer in Animation/VFX

Film, Radio, Television and Media

Having worked for a number of years in the animation and vfx industry, it is my pleasure to now pass on the knowledge gained from this experience to a new generation of animation and vfx professionals.

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Tracy Symonds

Senior Lecturer in Media and School Senior Tutor

Film, Radio, Television and Media

I am passionately interested in storytelling, and how screen stories are told and made. I have developed film scripts through to production and am very experienced in teaching screenwriting.

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Simon Turner

Senior Lecturer in Music

Music

Performing Arts and Play

Music has always been a huge passion for me, which has led to a career spanning more than 24 years as a composer, writer, producer and educator.