Mr Sunil Chhatralia

About

I am field leader for Media Technology courses, including Computer Graphics Technology BSc and Creative Technology BSc. I have taught a range of modules from Fundamentals of Computer Imagery, Digital Motion Graphics, Digital Compositing, Multimedia, Visual Effects and Professional Practice at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Prior to entering full time HE, I had worked in industry for over fifteen years with technology based companies such Silicon Graphics, Avid Technologies, and Quantel as consultant and trainer and also various media, television and design and internet based companies such as Carlton Communications, Pearl and Dean and E-District Plc.

My main interests and research include the digital media, visual arts and technology enhanced learning. 

Academic responsibilities

Senior lecturer

Qualifications

  • SFHEA, Kingston University
  • MSc Digital Education, Edinburgh University
  • MA Drawing, Kingston University
  • PG Dip Computer Science, Aberystwyth University
  • BA Visual Art, Aberystwyth University

Teaching and learning

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught

Research

Digital Media: Past research projects has led to participation in the formation of Digital Media Kingston (DMK). Recent research has led to specific contributions to Skillset UK wide VFX course development in https://www.ukscreenalliance.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/The_Core_Skills_of_VFX_-_Repository.pdf  and   https://nua.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/17194/7/The_Core_Skills_of_VFX_-_Student_Primer.pdf  

Blended Learning: Early research into this had led me to membership of Kingston Universities ADC and R3 research group as well as ad hoc areas such as science and children's reasoning: www.ioe.ac.uk/study/departments/phd/5371.html Lately this has developed into more focused aspects of learning in a digital environment such as peer instruction in small cohorts and digital assessment. 

Technology Enhanced Learning: Research into pedagogy (peer instructions) through use of personal voting systems (clickers) formed my research project for my MSc (Edinburgh):  https://kingston.app.box.com/s/ux3bgghsumwfb5d4c2cc4f3nfitirz8e

Professional practice, knowledge exchange and impact

External validation panel member for the Digital Arts subject group Solent University (2020-23): BA (Hons) Computer Generated Imagery, Visual Effects and Digital Animation, and Foundation Digital Arts.

Validation panel (2020): Northampton University: BA (Hons) Professional Creative Practice.

I have also participated in several external HE and Creative Industry organisations such as Escape Studios, Skillset and ClearAngleStudios to develop HE links with the Creative Industries.

Professional and scholarly affiliations

  • Member of Association for Learning Technology
  • Member of the Drawing Research Network
  • Member of Computer Arts Society
  • Member of Skillset
  • Member of BIMA

Videos of my work

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