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Tim Webb – Bath Spa University

Personal statement

Tim is the Course Leader and Senior Tutor for the BA (Hons) Animation course in the School of Design

His research interests are around editing and structural considerations in moving image. He also has interests around storytelling and alternative versions and creative uses of repetitions in narratives.

He has worked in animation since graduating with a First class BA honours degree from the West Surrey College of Art and Design in 1986. His first commissioned animated film was the multi-award winning A is for Autism for Channel 4 in 1992. This film became significant in writings around what became a recognised genre "Animation Documentary".

This film led to being invited to do teaching work and eventually a role as Senior Tutor in the Animation programme at the Royal College of Art in London where he worked for over 25 years.

His film 15th February received the 1995 ICA Dick Award as "the most provocative, innovative and subversive short film of the year" and the first ZEBRA Poetry Film Award, Berlin 2002. Mr Price was his first digitally based film while another film, Six of One (1998), was BAFTA nominated and won the Great Prize for Animation in the Vila do Conde awards in Portugal (2001).

He has directed public service announcements and worked on sequences in other Channel 4 award-winning animation documentaries, such as Abuductees (1995) and Silence (1998) and series work. He also created a special sequence "The Weirdo" for the character Sussie in the Cartoon Network Series The Amazing World of Gumball in 2016.

His most recent work made in collaboration with Ron MaCrae in 2021, is an official music video Night Steps for the band The Tara Clerkin Trio.

Academic qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Animation (First Class)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching Art, Design and Communication.

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Other roles

  • External Examiner - Middlesex University
  • External Examiner - Sheffield Hallam University.

Teaching specialism

  • Animation

Contact me about:

  • Information about BA (Hons) Animation
  • Advice on Animation
  • Collaboration with sound and music and acting courses.

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