- 01202 965823
- sharper at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
- Senior Lecturer in Computer Animation
- Weymouth House W235, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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I teach a variety of topics found within the animation field, including:Character Animation, Character Design ,Concept and story generation ,Story Boarding ,Life Drawing, Acting and the History of animation
I have written, designed and delivered the NCCA animation units for the BA CA and CVA pathways, levels I,C and H. I have been Unit Leader for these components, meaning that I was directly responsible for more than 200 students.
For the NCCA postgraduate framework, I have been Programme Coordinator for MA 3D .And I have also written, designed and delivered core units for this .
I have been a member of the NCCA’s Industrial Advisory Board, in which I liaise with senior employees of several major VFX/Games studios in the UK, with a view to ensuring that the delivery and output of the NCCA is relevant and adaptable to the needs of industry.
.During 2011 I was part of a group of NCCA academics providing consultancy to Skillset regarding their proposed accreditation of VFX courses in the UK...
I have been involved in working with Red Balloon, the Media School's production department. In this capacity I have been the main go-between for the clients, the School and the students, and five animations for Weymouth Police have already been outputted as a result. I have also been consulted for HIV film and the Mary Shelley Project. Ongoing projects include: City Wire, DM Orthotics.more
- Harper, S., 2008. Salon Exibition. Visual Research Group Show. Study Gallery, Poole, England. November 2008.
- Efstathiou, S., Harper, S. and Vince, J., 2010. Animation Curriculum Development for 'TwoFour54' and Turner Time Warner. Abu Dhabi: Twofour54. Available from: http://tadreeb.twofour54.com/en/section/cartoon-network.
- Sheffield Hallam, External Examier (2012-2016)
- MPhil in Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2009)
- MPhil in Postgraduate Certificate, Research Supervision (2009)
- MA in Computer Animation (Bournemouth University, 2000)
- BA (Hons) in Film & Photography (University of Wales College, Newport, 1996)
- STEM Ambassador, Member (2013-),