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
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The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

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The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020