Educating Animators Conference – Manchester

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Educating Animators Conference – Manchester

A day of talks and presentations on teaching methodologies, technologies and industry insight for educators specializing in Animation.

Tickets on sale until Friday 8th November, 2 pm. Not available for purchase on the door.

Educating Animators is in its 2nd year, a day of talks and presentations on teaching methodologies, technologies and industry insight into the delivery of a challenging progressive curriculum addressing diversity and inclusive, answering the skills gap for the future of Animation sector, and enabling students to take creative risk. The conference is an opportunity to share and debate good practice across the education sector and open up conversations with industry to support knowledge transfer, shape a graduating student ready for industry, lifelong learning and how we shape it through a community from schools to studio.

Educating Animators 2019


9.00 – 10.00 Registration Coffee & Networking

10.00 – 10.20 Welcome by University of Salford & Manchester Animation Festival

10.20 – 12.30 THEME: Creative Play & Risk

Guest Speaker: Mark Ashmore | Future Artists


The Role of Entrepreneurial-ism in teaching Animation.

Prof Paul Ward, Arts University Bournemouth

Educating Risk: How fear of failure is stifling creative practice within Higher Education

Michael Smith, Leeds Arts University

10×10 The Beauty of Small Things

Jared Taylor, University of Edinburgh

Shared Immersion: Innovations in Production Efficiency and Art

Michael Gandham, Arcus Animation Studios

Poster Presentation


Laura Weston, Staffordshire University

LUNCH ( included )



The ‘Skills Gap’ in animation/VFX industry in Scotland

Jonathan Mortimer, Edinburgh Napier University

The importance of mentors – The Ideas Foundation Employability Bootcamp

Katherine Rushton & Ben Elson, Manchester College /  Manchester

Say What? Dialogue animation by hearing-impaired students: challenges and opportunities.

Melvyn Ternan, Sheffield Hallam University

Representation in Animation

Maliha Basak, Canterbury Christ Church University

4.00 – 5.30 Guest Speaker: Sarah Kennedy, University of Central Lancashire

Screening of the Documentary ‘British Animation Women Breaking the Mold’

CLOSE: 6pm

November 10 2019


Date: November 10, 2019
Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cost: £80
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HOME Cinemas

HOME (Cinemas), 2 Tony Wilson Place, First Street,
Manchester, M15 4FN United Kingdom

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0161 200 1500

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Manchester Animation Festival
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