Thursday, 19 February 2015

DreamWorks is Coming To Bucks On March 9th! Time To Polish Your CV....

DreamWorks Comes to Bucks on 9th March
On Monday March 9th at 11am we're hosting a two-hour industry panel here at Bucks to launch our new online MA in animation.  We're welcoming some leading figures in the animation and visual effects industry including Shelley page of DreamWorks Animation SKG. Shelley will be talking about current trends in the industry and - most crucially for our students - where the graduate jobs are, and what skills you need to get them.  So come along and Tuesday and find out how you can secure your niche in this fast-growing but highly competitive sector.

So what's this panel all about?
It's all about jobs, careers, and the future of the animation industry in the UK. Where are the jobs? Where is the industry headed?  And what do students need to learn to ensure their future career?
Shelley Page of DreamWorks
Who is coming?
We're welcoming a number of guests from industry including Shelley Page, head of international outreach for DreamWorks SGK,  and Adam Lucas, one of the heads of department at VFX house Cinesite in London's Soho.

Adam's credits include some of the biggest VFX hits over the past 20 years, including 300.

Also coming along is Owen Frankland, who has worked as a freelance visual effects artist for many years in Soho and also teaches visual effects here at Bucks.
Owen Frankland

What room is it in?
It's in S3.01, that's the third floor in the South Block (see map above).

South Block is marked 8 on the map. 3rd floor

What day and time is it?
Monday March 9th from 11am until 1pm.
Who is chairing the meeting?
That's me, Alex Williams, I'll be asking the tough questions and making sure our students get their voices heard.

What's this online MA all about then?
We're launching the world's first online MA in animation. You can read all about it here.

Where can I read about previous panel discussions at Bucks?
Follow this link to see what our other panel discussions have said.  There is tons of useful information about finding work in industry - especially landing that crucial, vital (and sometimes elusive) first job.

For more on the experience of studying at Bucks New University, come and visit us at one of our Open Days,  take a virtual tour of one of our animation studios, check out what our students think of our course, and see why we're ranked in the top 12 creative universities in the UK. Find out why we're giving free laptops to all our students, and why we give all our students free access to videos at Also, see what financial assistance might be available to you. Learn which is better for animation, a PC or a Mac? Get hold of a copy of a map so you can find your way around campus, and learn about motion capture at Bucks. 

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