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Robert Szczerba

Senior Lecturer

Nottingham School of Art & Design


Senior Lecturer in Animation and Year 3 Module Leader, teaching on the BA (Hons) and MA Animation Courses.

Career overview

  • CTL Film & Media, Academic Studies, Sheffield College
  • Head of Media  and Humanities, Hillsborough Centre, Sheffield College
  • Lecturer, teaching Film, Media, Communication Studies and English Sheffield College; founding member of the Online College
  • Freelance 3D digital artist for Zoo Digital and Modular, Sheffield
  • Teacher of English and Art, Stocksbridge School, Sheffield

Rob studied (BA (Hons) English Language and Literature at the University of Hull and trained as a teacher in English and Art. He taught in Sheffield and worked freelance in the early computer games industry and as a 3D artist for Sheffield companies specialising in rendering and animation. Rob became a lecturer at Sheffield College, teaching Film, Media and English, and contributed to the development of the Beacon award winning Online College. For 7 years as a Head of Department he led Media, Humanities and English at Hillsborough Campus, developing and teaching Digital Media and Film provision. Rob became a researcher in Animation Practice at Nottingham Trent University and gained a Masters (Distinction) in Digital Animation and Puppetry.

Research areas

  • Surrealist Animation
  • Biographical and documentary animation
  • Facial animation

External activity

3D animation film production

Press expertise

Animation and Film

Course(s) I teach on

  • Work by 3rd Year BA (Hons) Animation student, Greta Levickyte.
    Undergraduate | Full-time | 2023

  • Laurence Steel
    Postgraduate taught | Full-time | 2023