Sharon Campbell

Senior Lecturer

Communication Design, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design

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Sharon Campbell is the Course Director for BA(Hons)Animation at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, and link co-ordinator with the Irish School of Animation at Ballyfermot College, Dublin. 

After completing a Master of Design degree that focused on Traditional Special Effects Animation, she was awarded a Research Residency at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in 2003, where her research was concerned with Animation for Theatre.  Sharon has taught traditional animation at Duncan of Jordanstone for 13 years, and has also worked in the industry as an animator on such feature films as Sylvain Chomet’s ‘The Illusionist’.

Her research was documented in Paul Well’s Animation Basics Series ‘Scriptwriting for Animation’, the chapter detailing Sharon’s work looked at the practicalities of working with animation for scripts for the stage. She recently animated sequences for the critically acclaimed production in collaboration with Dundee Rep Theatre, 'Shape of a Girl'.  Sharon is currently developing Animation-for-Theatre projects about Scottish Animator Norman McLaren.

Sharon’s research now focuses on Performance and Dramatized Drawing for Animation, which includes research into the development and transferral of skills from observational drawing to imaginative drawing and vice versa, and she is also developing a Scottish Animation Archive.