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Bryan Panks

Senior Lecturer in Animation

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!


  • 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