Inspiring Tutors

Animation is a very vocational skill, but we also recognise that it can be a sophisticated art form. Our course supports all forms and formats of production:

  • Staff all have industry experience and a range of creative specialisms – from stop frame animation, to documentaries and graphic novels.
  • Contact time with tutors is a priority, so we keep our class sizes small, and give you the attention that you need to make the most interesting projects possible.
  • We bring the industry into the classroom with live projects and competitions – we know that there is nothing better than seeing your work in the real world.


Steven McCombe - We are very fortunate to have a rare animal on our team - a full time, dedicated Animation Technician!
Stephen Ryley – Course Leader - Stephen has years of experience as a lecturer - his bootcamps in the first year of your studies are an intense and fun, introduction to your career as an artist and filmmaker.
Hotessa Laurence – Animation and Drawing - "Animation is the art of the impossible. Imagining absolutely anything, no matter how incredible and making it real."
Ron McCrae – Visual Narrative - Ron is a master of visual narrative, and will encourage you to venture way beyond the obvious in your own films.
Dr. Tereza Stehlikova -Research and Documentary - Tereza Stehlíková is an artist working in primarily in moving image exploring the multi-sensory experience and embodied memory.
Robert Morgan – Stop Frame - Robert Morgan is a multi award winning filmmaker - he is currently developing various feature length projects.
Sylvie Bringas – Animated Documentary - Sylvie has directed and produced many award winning animation films, for Channel Four, S4C, the Arts Council of England and the BBC.
Julie Innes – Digital Animation - Julie's work is in printed and interactive narratives, and she is currently working on her first graphic novel.
Shaun McGlinchey – Drawn Animation - Shaun has worked on many of the classics that we all know and love, like Space Jam and Who Framed Roger Rabbit.