Teesside University hits global ranking for animation

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Teesside University has been ranked 3rd in the UK, 8th in Europe, and 19th globally for animation.

The league tables, by Animation Career Review, were published this week.

The tables list the top 25 universities and colleges which offer animation courses in England, France, Canada, Denmark, Argentina, South Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand and Australia. Animation Career Review considered 167 global institutions in preparing this year’s rankings.

This week, Teesside University also marked the 20th anniversary of its Animex Festival, an event which brings key figures from the animation and games worlds to share their expertise.

This year’s Animex line-up ranged from Disney and Pixar to the creators of the latest Marvel Spider-Man game and the special effects wizards who worked on Game of Thrones.

In addition, the University has been hosting a special BBC event on campus, with the BBC celebrating the University’s involvement in the creative industries, as part of the build-up to the Radio 1 Big Weekend due to take place at Middlesbrough’s Stewart Park.

Teesside animation graduates have gone on to work on major film titles including the Avengers, The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast, Spider Man and Moana.

Dr Gordon Marshall, Acting Dean, School of Computing & Digital Technologies, said: “We are delighted that our animation courses have continued to achieve these rankings, bringing well-earned recognition for our academic staff and many of our students who have gone on have successful careers in the animation industry.”

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