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Dr Ken Pitts

Course Leader

Department of Film and Media



Ken has been teaching CGI and VFX to degree level for over 15 years and has been responsible for designing innovative degree courses across three providers, including Solent. He teaches animation, motion capture, rigging, simulation effects, VFX coding and leads the final year projects as well as finding time for generalist freelancing work across all areas of CGI.

Ken’s passion is connecting students to industry for networking and feedback on their work. He is instrumental in organising the industry events that his courses are renowned for, where students not only hear the latest cutting-edge workflows and careers advice, but also get to meet and interact with potential employers.

Outside Solent, Ken is a family man with three daughters, and is an occasional preacher at his local church. He likes astronomy, rugby, Formula 1, real ales and keeping chickens.

Further information

Pitts, K., 2021. The Use of Automated Centre of Mass Nodes for Dynamic Grounded and Airborne Key Frame Animation (Doctoral dissertation, University of Portsmouth).

Taught courses

BA (Hons) CGI and Visual Effects

Ranked top 5 in the UK with the Rookies, this course can prepare you for the thriving and ever-expanding industries of visual effects and gaming.

BA (Hons) Computer Games (Art)

Grow your artistic skills for the thriving games industry - using Unreal, Unity and 3D Studio max. Solent graduates have worked on AAA titles for Rockstar Games, Epic Games, Codemasters and more.

BA (Hons) Digital and Game Art (Top-up)

Draw upon your previous studies and explore your interests to develop your own specialism within the wide subject area of digital art, including game art, in this career-driven top-up degree.