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Dr Justin Crouch

Senior Lecturer in Animation and Film

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.


I have watched animation since I was a child and studied it since the final year of my undergraduate degree, having started out as an English major. Progressing from existential literature to Looney Tunes may not have been the most logical step, but both offered me the opportunity to examine the creativity of the individual.


  • BA (Hons): English Literature, Nene College Northampton, 1996
  • MPhil: History, Film and Television, University of Birmingham, 1999
  • PhD: Avant-Garde Animation, University of Birmingham, 2003
  • PCHE, Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, University of Gloucestershire, 2009

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow of the HEA

Teaching & Research


Justin teaches across a range of theory modules, including animation history, industry, audiences and genre. He also has the pleasure of delivering content to other Media School courses, including Film Production and Television Production.