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Stephen Harper

  • 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...




External Responsibilities

  • 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-),