Staff Profiles: Bryan Panks

Bryan Panks

Staff Profile: Bryan Panks
Academic Course Leader for Animation

Bryan Panks

Bryan Panks

Academic Course Leader for Animation

Film and Television

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!


As a lover of animation and with a background in Fine Art, I like nothing better than to create characters and bringing them to life in painterly settings. The added bonus with one of my characters gave me the chance to meet by boyhood hero Tom Baker (4th Dr Who) as he voiced Max Bear, a creation of mine and my wife Helena. To have Max Bear broadcast on Channel 4 (UK) was the icing on the cake!


Award Title Institution Date
BA (Hons) Fine Art - Printmaking Cheltenham School of Art (GlosCAT) 1984
PGCHE Teaching Post Graduate Certificate University of Gloucestershire 2009
MA Animation University of West of England (UWE) 2014

Teaching and research