Five Famous Animators you Should Know by Name!

10/07/2022

 
Do you want an MA in Arts Management? With an MA in Arts Management at the University of Bolton, you can gain advanced skills by collaborating with various cultural and artistic organisations in Greater Manchester and the North West. 
 
Your development of the practical, fundamental skills such as project management, leadership and networking are necessary for success as a professional arts manager. In this blog we will explore some of the famous animators that you should know by name if you have a passion for animation and illustration and how an MA Arts Management degree can support your career ambitions of becoming an expert in this industry. 

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About the MA Arts Management Course 
 
The MA Arts Management degree is designed to give you the comprehensive knowledge and skills needed to take up a career working in or managing arts organisations.  
 
The course is suitable for both those seeking further study or research in arts management and those who already work in the sector and would like to enhance their existing qualifications. 
 
At Bolton University, we aim to expose our students to all aspects of running a thriving arts company; from producing exhibitions and organising events to marketing and fundraising activities. It will develop your understanding of how the creative industries operate within the broader cultural landscape whilst boosting your personal and professional development. 

Key Learning Outcomes from the course  
 
At Bolton, our master’s degree in arts management will help you acquire an expert understanding of the art world and its related disciplines. The University has designed the MA  course to equip you with a range of skills that will be beneficial throughout your career in the arts sector: 
 
- Successfully manage projects, both large and small scale 
- Understand how creativity and entrepreneurship come together in contemporary cultural practice 
- Develop effective working relationships with external partners, stakeholders and funders 
- Use creative problem-solving techniques to deliver innovative solutions to complex issues 
- Think critically about current trends and theories within the field of arts management 

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We can't forget to mention the talented people that have helped shape the world of animation! Here are five excellent animators you should definitely know by name. 
 
1. Seth MacFarlane 
 
Seth MacFarlane has created some of the most popular animated shows in television history, like Family Guy and American Dad! He is also the creator of many other successful television shows, like The Orville and Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. 
 
2. Chuck Jones 
 
Chuck Jones was a legendary animator who worked on cartoons such as Looney Tunes - Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Tom and Jerry at MGM. He won three Academy Awards for his work! 
 
3. John Lasseter 
 
John Lasseter is best known for being the creative force behind Pixar Animation Studios, having directed films such as Toy Story, Cars and Finding Nemo. He is also the Chief Creative Officer of both Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios. 
 
4. Tex Avery 
 
Tex Avery was an influential American cartoonist who created many iconic cartoon characters, such as Droopy Dog, that are still beloved today. He was also responsible for creating dozens of cartoons and shorts featuring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and other Looney Tunes characters. 
 
 
5. John Kricfalusi 
 
John Kricfalusi is best known for creating cartoons such as The Ren and Stimpy Show, Pee-wee's Playhouse, and Ripping Friends. He also worked on films such as Walt Disney Pictures' Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Beavis and Butt-Head Do America. 
 
So, if you’re interested in following in these famous animators footsteps, find out more about our MA Arts Management course at the University of Bolton by looking at our full course details.  
  
You can also get all your questions answered by contacting us at enquiries@bolton.ac.uk or 01204 903807; we are here to help! 
 

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