Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Meet Ron Penhaligon, Animation Course Leader

Rob Penhaligon
Meet Ron Penhaligon, Course Leader for our BA in Animation and VFX at Bucks and also our MA in 3D animation. Rob is an experienced 3D artist who headed up the animation department at Amersham & Wycombe College before coming to Bucks.

Rob teaches animation in both Houdini and Maya, and also carries out research into procedural modelling techniques, making him well qualified to head up both courses.

Gateway building at Bucks New Uni
What does a course leader do?
Course leaders design, set up and run the courses at Bucks, and have ultimate responsibility for making sure that everything runs smoothly.

Rob has been course leader for Animation & Visual Effects at Bucks since the autumn of 2015, and course leader for the Online MA in Animation since the end of 2018.

BA Animation & VFX at Bucks
Rob describes the BA in animation and VFX as: "a great course; students find work ranging from big to small studios after graduation. We have small class sizes, excellent resources and brilliant industry lecturers who have plenty of time for their students." To see more about the BA in animation and VFX, now recruiting for September 2019, see the official course page.

MA Animation
Rob took up the reins as course leader for the online MA this year. He describes the online MA as "a ground-breaking degree, the first of its kind and still a unique course; the only online MA in the world".

Rob's background is in computer science. He holds an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Bath, and an MSc in Digital Technology from Brunel. For many years he lectured in computing and IT at Brockenhurst College. To see more about Rob, you can find him here at LinkedIn.

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.


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