Lesley Adams

Course Leader Animation, UCA Farnham

Academic, School of Film Media and Performing Arts

Lesley Adams leads our BA (Hons) Animation and MA Animation courses at UCA Farnham. .

Lesley has a first-class (Hons) Graphic Design degree, and worked commercially within the industry as a designer and animator before graduating with her MA Animation degree from the Royal College of Art in 1991


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Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy:

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
  • Member of HEA, NAHEMI and Animation Alliance UK.
  • Member of Learning & Teaching and Academic Quality Committee

External examination:

  • External Panel Member, School of Art Validation, University Centre Croydon/ University of Sussex (2017)
  • External Examiner, University of Bolton, BA (Hons) Animation & Illustration (2016 -)
  • External Examiner, University of South Wales, BA Animation Direction, Animation (2D & Stopframe) & Computer Animation (2015 -)
  • Industry Advisor, Directing Animation at the National Film & Television School (2012 – 2015)
  • External Examiner, Staffordshire University, BA Design: Animation (2002)
  • Validation Panel Member, Staffordshire University, BA/MA Design: Animation (2001)


Awards, Grants and Commisions:

Lesley has received two Teaching Excellence Awards (2006 and 2011) and has been nominated for an Excellence in Leadership & Management Award (2008/09) and by the students for an ‘Awesome Tutor’ Award (2016) and ‘Best Staff Member’ (2017).

Research Outputs

Key outputs on UCARO:

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