Robin Heap


School of Digital, Technologies and Arts

I am a lecturer, artist and filmmaker, specialising in stop motion animation development and production. As an independent animation director, I have created a number of short-film works, most recently the stop motion short ‘Flower and the Girl’ with Breakneck films, London, which recent positive reception nationally and internationally.

Professional memberships and activities

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Academic qualifications

  • MA Animation, Glyndwr University.
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • PGCE – Glyndwr University
  • BA (Hons) Film and Video Production, Derby University


  • Drawing
  • Model & Puppet Fabrication
  • Traditional and digital figurative Sculpture
  • Stop motion cinematography
  • Video post-production
  • Puppet animation
  • Character design
  • Story Art / Storyboarding


  • Story Art & Storyboarding
  • Animation Principles
  • Stop motion animation production techniques
  • Drawing / Life drawing
  • Figure Sculpture
  • Collaborative production skills
  • Short Film development and production
  • Post-production skills
  • Model design and Fabrication
  • Puppet making


  • ‘Bricks and Mortar’, 2010, Liverpool
  • Empty, Swept and Garnished Paperback – 1 July 2005
UK University

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Job Prospects

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Student Satisfaction

Complete University Guide 2022

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

for Course Content

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021