Sultan Efe - Programme Leader/Senior Lecturer
Sultan is a senior lecturer in animation at University of Lincoln, UK. He began his career as a freelance interactive designer and a technical tutor in 2001. He has been delivering 3D animation subjects both as a freelance technical tutor and as a lecturer for the last 15 years.Academic Staff List
Welcome to BA (Hons) Animation and Visual Effects
How You Study
What You Need to Know
We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.
An Introduction to Your Modules
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
How you are assessed
Entry Requirements 2023-24
Students can access specialist industry-standard facilities and equipment, including sound design and digital film production facilities, dedicated studios, workshops, Mac and PC suites, a render farm, and gallery space.
All Animation and Visual Effects students currently have free access to Adobe Creative Cloud software for the duration of their studies via our media and design labs. Additional material costs will depend on the mediums you choose to work in.
Students on the course also have the opportunity to hear from visiting guest speakers from many parts of the animation and media industries. Recent speakers have included those from Framestore and Industrial Light and Magic, please visit the visiting speakers page for more details.
A Creative Environment
The College of Arts at the University of Lincoln offers a dynamic and collaborative creative environment in which to develop your skills. Recently, students on our Animation and Visual Effects course worked alongside their peers studying Dance to capture movement to form short 2D animations.
"The University of Lincoln gave me crucial contacts within the animation industry to help launch my career. It gave me the required knowledge and understanding to start my first job with confidence."Alison Oxborrow, BA (Hons) Animation and Visual Effects graduate and Assistant Animator at Studio Aka.
Papier by Tabitha Lay, Emily Leaning, Katie Thomas, Natasha Ray, and Charlie Bartlett, was crowned winner of the Animation category at the Royal Television Society Midlands Student Awards 2019. Programme Leader Jane Batkin said: “We are incredibly proud that our students were nominated and that Papier has won the RTS student award this year! All the students involved made a phenomenal effort to create these films and it’s fabulous that their work has been recognised at this level.”
To view a showcase of student work, please visit the Animation@Lincoln YouTube channel.
Students on this course have the opportunity to take part in study trips and overseas visits. Recent destinations have included the Anime Festival in Tokyo; Annecy International Animated Film Festival in France; the Walt Disney Studios and Jim Henson Studios in Los Angeles; NBC; the University of California; and Warner Bros. Studios.
Those who choose to participate in optional field trips are expected to cover the cost of their travel, accommodation, and general living expenses. Any trips included within a compulsory module, such as a visit to an animation or VFX studio in previous years, are fully-funded.
In 2018, students attended a trip to Toronto and were invited to Guru Animation Studios, as well as visiting Comic Con. Find out more about the trip.
Applicants will be invited to submit a portfolio of work. Please title your work with your full name and UCAS ID number.
“I was able to secure a role as a Junior Animator on the acclaimed LEGO video games series at TT Games, before I even graduated. I wouldn't have been able to do this were it not for the phenomenal guidance and expert tuition I received at the University of Lincoln.”Thaxnay Kapdee, BA (Hons) Animation graduate
This degree aims to equip graduates for careers in animation and computer games artistry, and as 3D artists who work in visual effects, broadcast, commercial production, and visualisation.
Our graduates have secured jobs with leading practitioners across the animation industries including TT Games, Tandem Films, Lupus Films, Double Negative, Cinesite and Framestore CFC. Lincoln graduates have worked on films such as The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Ethel and Ernest, The Snowman and the Snowdog, The Jungle Book, Man of Steel, Inception, Wonder Woman, and the featurette We're Going on a Bear Hunt.
Visit Us in Person
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