Jacqui Edwards

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Senior Lecturer and Course Leader, Game Art

Art & Design Communication

Contact Details

email: Jacqui.Edwards@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 542911

Prior to beginning her teaching practice at the University of Worcester, Jacqui enjoyed over a decade working as a character animator for the games industry.

Her work within game development encompassed a wide variety of genres and platforms, from AAA titles with big name franchises to casual games for indie developers. Expertise in character animation was developed through this practice in both keyframe and motion capture.

Jacqui's commercial work also included many years as a freelance animator, and she has a strong belief in bringing the ethos of creative enterprise and practical experience into her teaching.

She is also a Women in Games Ambassador and has a keen interest in working with both educators and the games industry to improve diversity.  

Jacqui was awarded the University of Worcester Teaching Award in 2019 

Qualifications

PGCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Worcester (2016)

MA Computer Animation University of Teesside (2000)

BA Hons Fine Art, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, University of Dundee (1997)

Teaching Interests

  • GAMA1100 Game Art: Design, Theory and Concepts
  • GAMA2000 Game Art: Modelling, Rigging and Motion Capture
  • GAMA3003 Professional Practice
  • GAMA3004 Group Game Development Project

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy