26th November 2001

 

NEW MEDIA COURSES IN PIPELINE AT ART SCHOOL

 

A host of media practitioners and industry professionals are helping the Lincoln School of Art and Design to gear up for two new courses.

 

A degree in Photography and Video (Contemporary Lens Media) will be offered at the University of Lincoln in September 2002, while a joint honours in Animation will be on offer in September 2003.

 

The School of Art and Design was visited last week by director and animator Dan Saul, who screened his latest animations commissioned by Channel 4 and worked with students in the university’s new animation studio.

 

Mr Saul has produced films for Channel 4 for five years and worked with Christopher Eccleston and Brian Hill on a four-minute animated depiction of 1,000 years of history for Channel 4’s ‘Killing Time’.

 

“Dan’s visit heralded an exciting period leading up to the new BA joint honours in Animation that will be on offer in Lincoln in 2003,” commented Diane Bailey, a lecturer at the Lincoln School of Art and Design.

 

Today (Monday) video artist Michelle Vacciana is to visit the university to talk to students about her work, some of which is currently showing alongside that of Gillian Wearing in Nottingham’s Angel Row Gallery.

 

Next month film-maker Rachel Davies will visit the school to work with animation and video students. Ms Davies is a research fellow at Kingston University who has directed films and programmes for Channel 4 and BBC Education and who makes her own video work for festivals and galleries.

 

Next semester staff at the Lincoln School of Art and Design expect to be organising visits and input from Aardman Animations in Bristol (creators of Wallace and Gromit) and The Space Centre in Leicester.

 

 

For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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