Our Animation degree course is accredited by the industry professional body JAMES (Joint Audio Media Education Services), giving our students the relevant technical, artistic and theoretical skills they need to work in the animation industry. As these showreels and short films demonstrate, our graduates have honed those skills deftly, creating striking 2D and 3D work and developing a rich sense of storytelling in the process.
Explore student showreels and films
Showreel | Memories from Above
Memories from Above is a film I directed for my major project, which is a mixture of 3D and 2D. It is a story of a strong bond between a father and a daughter. One day, the girl loses all her motivation to follow her goals because of a horrible incident and loss. Until one day, she finally stands of her feet because of a dream she had during her sleep.
I specialize in 3D Animation and Concept Art, which I love the most.
Showreel | Eyes on You
Showreel | Aspects
Modelling Showreel: Doll's House
I really enjoy art as a whole – anything from sketching and painting to needle felting, to CG art, filmmaking and of course animation. This is the reasoning behind Animation Artist, as I feel this encompasses my skills, interests and desire for experimentation and creation. I will use any medium possible to tell stories and tales.
3D Modelling Showreel | Ceded Path
Over the course of the last three years I’ve specialised in 3D modelling and animation as well as After Effects compositing. All my skills were put to the test with the creation of my Graduate film Ceded Path. This film enabled me to work on all aspects of filmmaking, from concept and character design to production and compositing. It also gave me the ability to explore the artistic side of animation, allowing me to create the unique looking aesthetic I want to be able to show in my work.
Al Tayeb Elhillo
Showreel | Alienation
Showreel | Short film
Showreel | Starch Wreck
Starch Wreck was inspired by my love of sci-fi – especially 1960s Star Trek – as well as Back to the Future and Rick and Morty. I love the retro-futuristic aesthetic of older sci-fi. I'm fascinated by what people of the past imagined the future might look like, so I also researched 1950s–1990s science fiction art (e.g. movie posters, books covers, paintings, production art). This helped to form the shape language of my film, adding that Star Trek-esque vibe to my environments and assets.
I love the vibrant colours and drawing style of Rick and Morty, especially the backgrounds of its alien worlds. Similarly, I considered the painted backgrounds and cool colours of Star Trek: The Animated Series. These helped me work out the overall colour palette of my film.
I observed the starship designs of both Star Trek and Star Wars, studying the work of Ralph McQuarry and others, to learn the shape language of space vessels and how I could incorporate that into my own designs.
Showreel (featuring short film Roni's Fortune)
Roni’s Fortune is a film about a young gypsy girl named Roni, who performs in the streets with a crystal ball that creates audio-visual illusions depicting the location throughout time. She manipulates these illusions like samples, chopping and screwing them into music and taking bystanders on a brief musical journey throughout the history of their city.
Showreel | Last Man Standing
Motion clip | MAJAN
Showreel | Static
Showreel | Mind over Matter
My short film is about the ‘mind over matter’ and the challenges of racial abuse in modern day society through the eyes of a professional footballer.
Motion clip | Akougomai