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Animator Arran celebrated success while completing his studies

21 April 2022


Arran Bull earned prestigious recognition for an animation project he helped to create during his Teesside University degree.

Arran Bull
Arran Bull

Arran, who is graduating from the BA (Hons) Computer Character Animation, was part of a Teesside University team which won the student animation category of the regional Royal Television Society (RTS) North-East and Borders awards with a short film about the experience of sleep paralysis.

He is now continuing his studies at Teesside on the MA 2D Animation and Stop Motion.

Arran, 22, from Knaresborough, said: “My degree and currently my MA have helped me to learn and refine my skills as an animator, as a director and as a team player. It's also helping me to learn about the industry so I can be prepared when I get a job.

“I'm currently developing an animated television pilot, as my postgraduate course is helping to take us through the different stages of development and production. This will allow me to graduate with a pilot which I can use to pitch to networks and streaming services.”

He added: “During the degree I was able to experiment with different ideas and techniques and work with some amazing talented people in group projects which has allowed me to learn how to work in a team.

Studying at Teesside University has really helped me to develop and hone my skills as an animator

Arran Bull

“Studying at Teesside University has really helped me to develop and hone my skills as an animator.”

He added: “I chose Teesside as it has some of the most exciting animation courses in the country, with lots of graduates who have gone on to work for big name studios. I also love that everything on campus is so close together.

“I specifically chose the study computer character animation for my degree due to its focus on television and film, rather than solely on games. I’m now refining my 2D animation skills through my current postgraduate studies.

“The University has also really helped in providing opportunities to make contact with industry people from big studios, through the University’s Animex and ExpoTees events.”

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