Animation ace aims for the big screen

Shabaaz targets Oscar success after gaining a distinction in Motion Design and Animation.

Creative Media student Shabaaz Khan wants to make it in the movies after graduating from The Manchester College.

Shabaaz, aged 20, is blind in one eye and partially sighted in the other after undergoing brain surgery when he was just 10 years old, but he has not let that stopped him pursuing his dream of animating a future Oscar-winning film.

Shabaaz is now one step closer to that dream after achieving a Distinction on his Extended Diploma in Motion Design & Animation course, in partnership with Flow Creative.

He said:

I found that my time at The Manchester College was absolutely great and I learned a lot of valuable things.

“Being partially sighted meant that seeing certain things on the computer was difficult. However, to overcome this, my tutor helped me to use magnifiers and other accessibilities. I chose to study here because the class sizes are small, which allows you to focus and have more one-to-one attention with your tutors.

“The tutors are the best thing about studying here! They really understood me and who I am as a person. This allowed me to have better classes and to enjoy my time at College. It’s been an incredible experience.”

Shabaaz is now progressing to UCEN Manchester to study a HNC in Animation and Motion Graphics, with the long-term goal of becoming a great animator and working on movies.

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Shabaaz Khan

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Motion Design and Animation