Educating Animators Conference 2019
Now in it’s second year, Educating Animators is a day of talks and presentations on teaching methodologies, technologies and industry insight into the delivery of a challenging progressive curriculum and addressing diversity and inclusivity, 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 Entrepreneurialism 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
Laura Weston, Staffordshire University
LUNCH ( included )
2.00 – 3.30 THEME: DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVITY
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 / UCEN 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’
Educating Animators is an Academic Conference partnership between Manchester Animation Festival and University of Salford.