Lesley Adams

Programme Director 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 is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and an Academic Member of the Board of Governors at UCA.

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.

Further information:
Lesley Adams, Course Leader Animation, UCA Farnham

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 Commissions:

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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