Lesley Adams leads our BA (Hons) Animation course at UCA Farnham and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).
She has a first-class (Hons) Graphic Design degree, and worked commercially within the industry as a designer and animator before graduating with her Masters degree in Animation from the Royal College of Art in 1991.
Lesley has co-directed several Arts Council funded films and events, including the award-winning Channel 4 and Arts Council England funded film ‘Postcards of Belief’. She has also curated animation screenings at Bradford International Animation Festival, National Film Theatre in London, Cardiff International Animation Festival, the Lightbox in Woking and the Black Film Makers Festival in London.
She is an External Examiner at the University of South Wales and the University of Bolton and has acted as an Industry Advisor for the National Film & Television School (NFTS) on the Directing Animation course and as an External Examiner at Staffordshire University. She is a member of the HEA, NAHEMI and Animation Alliance UK.
Lesley has received two Teaching Excellence Awards (2006 and 2011) and has been nominated for an Excellence in Leadership & Management Award (2008/09) and by the students for an ‘Awesome Tutor’ Award (2016).
Lesley is a member of the University’s Learning & Teaching and Quality Enhancement Committee, the Academic Quality Committee, the School Board and the Board of Studies.
Read an interview with Lesley in the Animation Career Review here.
See more about Lesley's film work with Animate Projects here.
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