Programme Director Animation

University for the Creative Arts
July 14, 2024
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Programme Director Animation School of Film, Media & Performing Arts Location: Farnham

Salary: £54,395 to £59,421 per annum Closing Date: Sunday 14 July 2024 Interview Date: Monday 22 July 2024 Reference: 24-AAAA1298T-0190-1

The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) is looking for an experienced academic to become Programme Director for our Performing Arts portfolio at our Farnham campus.

The Animation courses have been running successfully for over 60 years. Graduates have attained great achievements including Academy Award and BAFTA winners, as well as establishing franchises such as Peppa Pig and Hey Duggee. The Programme consists of BA and MA Animation courses and sits in the School of Film, Media and Performing Arts.

The University for the Creative Arts is an inclusive, dynamic environment, with campuses across Surrey and Kent, an Institute for Creative Innovation in Xiamen, China and homes within partner organisations such as Maidstone Television Studios. The Guardian ranked us the second specialist creative university in the UK for 2023. REF 2021 ranked UCA the top specialist art and design university for world leading research outputs.

This is a unique opportunity for someone with creativity, skill, enthusiasm and experience to lead our undergraduate and postgraduate staff and students, as we seek to deepen our connections with industry and help define the global agenda across these disciplines.

You will provide effective leadership, maintaining and developing recruitment, retention, curriculum and assessment, ensuring that the delivery of the courses is carried out in accordance with the mission, policies and regulations of the University.

You will be responsible for a significant cohort of students, ensuring that staff and resources are managed effectively. They will be a line-manager responsible for the performance of the course team, ensuring full engagement in a range of activities including teaching, development of learning materials, research and scholarly activity, industry engagement, course administration, curriculum development and recruitment and retention strategies.

You will be part of the School Management Team, reporting to the Director of School and working closely with other Programme Directors to lead and support the wider strategic activities of the School, including portfolio development, recruitment and research.

Through your application you will be able to demonstrate your academic, professional and administrative achievements, as well as your excellent management and leadership skills in motivating and directing a team, inspiring and engaging them and their students to achieve excellence.

You will have a good honours and postgraduate degree, professional experience and knowledge of current educational issues and critical understanding of the social, cultural, economic and environmental factors influencing Performing Arts today.

For an informal conversation regarding the role please contact Dr Nigel Ward, Director of School at [email protected] and 01252 892109.

At UCA, creativity and innovation are at the heart of what we do. Our legacy of educating eager and passionate artists, makers and thinkers runs back almost 160 years, and today we're helping shape a global future that supports and nourishes talent worldwide.

Are you ready to share your passion for creativity with the next generation of innovators? If so, we want to hear from you.

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  • The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) aims to be a welcoming and inclusive University that is truly representative of all of the diversity in society. We particularly encourage applications from people from minoritised ethnic groups and people with disabilities who are currently under-represented within the University.

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