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Programme Lead - Visual Effects, Digital Arts and Animation B.A (Hons)


Programme Lead - Visual Effects, Digital Arts and Animation B.A (Hons)
Employment type
Middle Senior N/A
Catalyst Institute for Creative Arts and Technology is an international, creative production learning community based at the extraordinary Funkhaus facility. We deliver bachelor and master’s degree programmes in music production, film production, visual effects, digital arts and animation and screen acting to students from more than 70 countries.

Our courses are based on the values and concepts of progressive education whilst complying with the rigorous requirements of a UK university qualification. We encourage students to push their creative boundaries way beyond what they thought possible, at the same time as engaging with their personal growth as a human being.

We aim to become THE international creative production and performance learning institution of choice for students from around the world. We are dedicated to building a diverse team in our multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from minority groups.

About the Role

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and experienced professional to refine and run our Visual Effects, Digital Arts and Animation B.A programme. As the programme lead you will be tasked with refining, developing and running a cutting edge B.A (Hons) programme according to your own practical experience in the industry, whilst aligning with our teaching and learning philosophy. You will have the support of multiple roles within the organisation, both to ensure cohesion between all of our courses and to get inspiration from what we’ve done before - but your hands will be free to develop the course that you feel will excite, motivate, and create the best possible space to learn in.

Below you’ll find a list of responsibilities that the programme lead role carries, along with more details. This position is a part-time position and can be structured around other professional work. The actual hours offered will depend on the subject areas that you can teach and the amount of teaching that is available. We encourage applications from adaptable and flexible individuals who are looking for new opportunities to grow! We look forward to hearing from you!


Upholding the vision and direction of the programme through thorough planning, development and refinement processes.

Key Accountabilities

Setting out objectives, vision and strategy
Designing programme content, course structure, schedules, outlines, and delivery methods.
Managing, and providing educational support and planning for tutors.
Helping to design appropriate spaces and equipment.
Developing marketing copy.
Interviewing prospective students.
Communicating with potential students about the course.
Advertising for, interviewing, hiring and onboarding new tutors.
Developing projects and module handbooks with tutors in line with module descriptors.
Running weekly team meetings.

About You

You may have many or all of these qualities/experiences:-

Strong pedagogical background, with a relevant B.A/M.A to back it up.
Relevant industry experience with a strong creative portfolio.
Strong communicator speaking and writing in English at a high level.
An interest in progressive education methodologies (PBL a bonus).
Highly developed real-world teaching practice.
Efficiency in designing and carrying out administration processes.
Ability to critique and guide the teaching and assessment of others.
Experience in conceiving, developing and enacting planning strategies.
Achieving great results with ideas rather than large budgets.
Happy to get your hands dirty and be a team player.

You should be able to demonstrate that you are exceptionally capable with evidence of earlier real-world roles / projects to prove your abilities. We will be testing your capabilities and role fit as part of our interview process.

Next Steps

Please describe to us (in 500 words) why you’re the perfect fit for the job. Please send that text in the body of your email with your most recent CV attached as a PDF. Email this to with the subject “Visual Effects PL”.

We look forward to reading your application and getting to know you!
Published till
Jul 25, 2022

Contact Data

Nalepastraße 18
12459 Berlin
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Job field
Education & Opened Sector
Media & Literature
TV & Movie
Animation, Digital Arts, Higher Education, Programme Lead, VFX, Visual Effects
Visual Arts
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