In June, SSR Jakarta was just visited by University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) representative, Sarah Ann Kennedy. Sarah is the course leader of BA and MA Animation at UCLan and visited SSR Jakarta in preparation for the launch of our own BA (Hons) Animation course.
Sarah was educated in London and after graduating from the RCA sold her first year film project to Channel 4 and went on to have her own series on the station called Crapston Villas. She has won various awards for her work and also voice the characters of Nanny Plum for the Bafta winning Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom and Miss Rabbit in Peppa Pig.
As a practitioner and an educator, Sarah believes UCLan’s animation programmes can fulfill the needs of the animation industry in Indonesia. Sarah admitted that it is important to keep her status as a practitioner in the animation industry in order to keep herself aware of what is happening in the industry.
Sarah Kennedy:“The animation course at UCLan is very industry focused. In the 1st year, we concentrate on skills and introduce students the basic techniques of animation. So, students explore drawing, compositing, timing, acting, anticipation, lipsync, storyboarding and editing. In year 2, we start working with the industry to give students an idea of real world environments to prepare them for employment. In year 3, students work is focused on developing and producing a piece of professional animation that can be used to showcase their skills and pitch their ideas to broadcasters and film companies.”
After touring the facilities at SSR Jakarta, meeting staff and helping to develop the animation course here, Sarah is excited and optimistic about the response to animation in Indonesia and the launch of the BA (Hons) Animation course at SSR Jakarta. She hopes that the UCLan animation program can help to kick-start a new generation of animators throughout Indonesia.
Please visit the following link for further information about the course and how you can become a part of the animation family at SSR Jakarta.Animation BA