Tia-Lily Gooderham

Level 3

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Drawing up a career in cartoon animation

Studying on the Motion Design and Animation in partnership with Flow Creative course at The Manchester College, has enabled 18 year old Tia-Lily Gooderham to develop her animation and illustrative skills in preparation for university and a future career in the industry.

Tia-Lily has embraced her time at the College and made the most of every opportunity available to her.

She says: “I found my time studying at the College enjoyable and insightful. I was always given lots of professional opportunities from the course, which has definitely helped build up my CV and portfolio. Working with companies such as the BBC, RSPB and Wavemaker on work experience, I learnt a lot about the media industry that could help me develop my future career.

“I’d definitely recommend The Manchester College to others. The environment is supportive and friendly, and they offer valuable work experience to their students.”

Having achieved a Distinction, Tia-Lily plans to study a BA (Hons) Animation course and Manchester Metropolitan University.

She adds: “Long-term, I’d love to create my own cartoon, but I’d like to get a bit more experience in the industry, such as working on other cartoons or freelancing, before I can manage a project as big as that.”

Katy Rushton, Creative Media tutor at The Manchester College and Tia-Lily’s tutor said: “Tia-Lily is a very capable and enthusiastic student, and also a talented artist who is already capable of producing work to a very high standard, with great creativity and skill. In the classroom, Tia-Lily has been a real asset to have in the group and has set the standard for the class to a consistently high level. She will only continue to grow and I look forward to hearing of her successes in the future and seeing her flourish in her chosen field.”

Tia-Lily’s work was selected for the Origins Creatives 2022 exhibition in London last month.

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