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Programme Lead Visual Effects, Digital Arts and Animation B.A (Hons)






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Catalyst Institute for Creative Arts and Technology is an international, creative production learning community based at the extraordinary Funkhaus facility. We deliver bachelor and master’s degree programmes in music production, film production, visual effects, digital arts and animation and screen acting to students from more than 60 countries.
Our courses are based on the values and concepts of progressive education whilst complying with the rigorous requirements of a UK university qualification. We encourage students to push their creative boundaries way beyond what they thought possible at the same time as engaging with their personal growth as a human being.
We aim to become THE international creative production and performance learning institution of choice for students from around the world. We are dedicated to building a diverse team in our multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from minority groups.

About the Role

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and experienced academic to refine and run our Visual Effects, Digital Arts and Animation B.A programme. As the programme lead you will be tasked with refining, developing and running a cutting edge B.A programme according to your own practical experience in the industry whilst aligning with our teaching and learning philosophy. You will have the support of multiple roles within the organisation, both to ensure cohesion between all of our courses and to get inspiration from what we’ve done before - but your hands will be free to develop the course that you feel will excite, motivate, and create the best possible space to learn in.

Below you’ll find a list of responsibilities that the programme lead role carries, along with more details. This position could be anything up to a full-time position depending on the skills you have to offer and the amount of teaching that is available. We encourage applications from adaptable and flexible individuals who are looking for new opportunities to grow! We look forward to hearing from you!


Upholding the vision and direction of the programme through thorough planning, development and refinement processes.

Key Accountabilities

Setting out objectives, vision and strategy
Designing programme content, course structure, schedules, outlines, and delivery methods
Helping to design appropriate spaces and equipment
Developing marketing copy
Interviewing prospective students
Communicating with potential students about the course
Advertising for, interviewing and hiring new tutors
Providing educational support and planning for tutors
Developing projects and module handbooks with tutors in line with module descriptors
Attending weekly team meetings

About You

You may have many or all of these qualities/experiences:-

Strong pedagogical background, with a relevant B.A/M.A to back it up
Relevant industry experience with a strong creative portfolio
Strong communicator speaking and writing in English at a high level
An interest in progressive education methodologies (PBL a bonus)
Highly developed real-world teaching practice at Higher Education level
Efficiency in designing and carrying out administration processes
Ability to critique and guide the teaching and assessment of others
Experience in conceiving, developing and enacting planning strategies
Achieving great results with ideas rather than large budgets
Happy to get your hands dirty and be a team player.

You should be able to demonstrate that you are exceptionally capable with evidence of earlier real-world roles/ projects to prove your abilities with a deep knowledge and practical understanding of working in a higher education environment (U.K HE sector a bonus).

We will be testing your capabilities and role fit as part of our interview process. Short-listed applicants may work a trial day as part of the interview process.

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